THE HAMMER is a sports drama depicting the struggles and successes Matt Hamill faced on the way to becoming a champion. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. Through sheer determination, he uses his perceived disability as an asset, and becomes both the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship and an inspirational force to the hearing and deaf alike.
He knew he could be a champion. They knew he could be much more.
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27 October 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,442,
24 October 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $75,729, 3 November 2011
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Coach Pruitt, wrestling coach from Purdue, was played by Rich Franklin. In real life, Franklin fought Matt Hamill in UFC on September 6, 2008. See more
The grandfather told him that RIT would consider him for a scholarship in his second year if the first went well. RIT is a Division III school and cannot offer athletic scholarships. See more
Stanley Leroy McCoy
Well, if you don't believe in yourself, I'm not going to.
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Written by Ian Young
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