“The Hammer” Opens Nationwide This Thursday

Written by Tom Ngo
October 23rd, 2011

The Hammer Poster Matt Hamill

On October 27th, “The Hammer” hits the big screen in over 25 states across America. AMC, Rave Motion Pictures, Studio Movie Grill, UltraStar, Kirkorian and Goodrich are among the 90 theaters that will show the feature film.

Based on the life of former UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill, “The Hammer” is a coming-of-age drama about the deaf wrestler’s journey to winning a National Collegiate Championship. Through sheer grit and determination, Hamill turns what could be a disability into an asset, and in the process, serves as an inspiration for all.

“The Hammer” was the recipient of The AFI Film Festival’s Breakthrough Audience Award, the Cleveland Film Festival’s American Independent Award and the Heartland Film Festival’s Crystal Heart Award. It also received awards at all eight film festivals, including the Audience Awards at Newport Beach, Florida, Miami and Maui Film Festivals.

The movie stars deaf actors Russell Harvard as Matt Hamill and Shoshannah Stern as Kristi Hamill. Oren Kaplan makes his directorial debut.

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