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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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Storyline

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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He knew he could be a champion. They knew he could be much more. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

You can spot the real Jay as one of the Purdue Wrestlers. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Kristi Jones: You know, I was wrong. The problem isn't that you speak more than you sign. The problem is that you don't communicate at all.
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Connections

Featured in MMA H.E.A.T.: R You Ready? (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep on Coming Down
, "Found Myself", "Lemonade", "Don't be the One", "Preparation", "Let's Go"
Written by 'George Stanford'
Performed by George Stanford
Courtesy of Gbones Entertainment
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Hammer! Hammer! Hammer! Well done!
3 November 2011 | by mando1205See all my reviews

I just saw that movie yesterday with my sister and niece on Wednesday night the 2nd of November in Westminster,CO. I must say it was touching and inspiring true story! We liked it. It's nice to show hearing people that deaf people can do anything they want to be succeed in whatever they do because most of hearing people think deaf people can't. Therefore, Matt Hamill is a perfect example of role to demonstrate hearing people that he have made it through UFC career from wrestling throughout his high school and that we are all the same human but but there is only one thing is that we can't hear. At that point, we are not considered a disability. This movie is aspiring to great knowledge for everyone. Well done!


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