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The Hammer (2010)

Hamill (original title)
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A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

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Oren Kaplan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Harvard ... Matt Hamill
Raymond J. Barry ... Stanley Leroy McCoy
Shoshannah Stern ... Kristi Jones
Michael Anthony Spady ... Jay Jakubowski
Courtney Halverson ... Michelle
Susan Gibney ... Janet Hamill
Joseph McKelheer ... Ron Gross
Eben Kostbar Eben Kostbar ... Coach Cantrell
Rich Franklin ... Coach Pruitt
Stephen Dodd Stephen Dodd ... Coach Rich
Gavin Bellour Gavin Bellour ... Pat Hamill
Theodore Conley Theodore Conley ... Young Matt Hamill
Lexi Marman Lexi Marman ... Kelly
Kara Luiz ... Vivian
Cory Knauf ... Dale
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Deaf. Defiant. Determined. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamill See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,442, 24 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$75,729, 3 November 2011
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The UFC scenes were shot at live UFC events. See more »

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When Matt and Michelle are getting food at the drive-thru, a shot of an Ohio Bicentennial license plate is shown on the car behind them. The movie was set in the 90s and Ohio's bicentennial was not until 2003. See more »

Quotes

[repeated response]
Kristi Jones: Maybe, maybe not.
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Featured in MMA H.E.A.T.: R You Ready? (2011) See more »

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Every Trace
Written by The Dreaming
Performed by The Dreaming
Courtesy of F.O.F/EMI Records
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Hamill is really a great break-through movie!!
23 November 2010 | by ronirockSee all my reviews

Hamill is such a great movie! Breaking the barriers between the Deaf Community to the hearing. I loved the subtitles throughout the entire movie. Giving a new perspective into both sides worlds.

The writing, editing, music and cast were all excellent! I wish I could see the movie again and bring all my friends and family this time. A must see inspirational heart warming movie. Russ Hamilton performance was outstanding! I'm not a big wrestling fan, but this movie goes way beyond the wrestling storyline. It shows a mans determination to succeed and live his dream.

Shot in my home town of Rochester NY; this movie helps to also educate people about the NTID programs available to the hearing impaired students at the Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT - National Technical Institute for the Deaf - NTID is the world's largest technical college for deaf students.

This movie is great for audiences of all ages!


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