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The Hammer (2008)

The Hammer

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

March 21, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Production Budget

$0.85 millions

Studio

Independent Film Circuit

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

Producer

Eric Ganz, Heather Juergensen, Eden Wurmfeld

Screenwriter

Adam Carolla, Kevin Hench

Starring

  • Adam Carolla as Jerry Ferro
  • Heather Juergensen
  • Oswaldo Castillo
  • Tom Quinn
  • Jonathan Hernandez
  • Harold House Moore
  • Keeshan Giles
  • Jimmy Walker Jr.

Story


Jerry Ferro's (Adam Carolla) 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once--promising amateur boxer--who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement--Jerry has been knocking around from one construction job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship, all the while with an eye toward eventually getting his shit together. His last connection to the fight game is the evening boxing class he teaches to middle-aged, middle class, middle management types at a gym in Pasadena, where he also works as a handyman. When venerable boxing coach Eddie Bell (Tom Quinn) asks Jerry if he'd like to spar a couple of rounds with Malice Blake (Harold House Moore), an up-and-coming pro, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring. Despite the ass-kicking Jerry otherwise receives, a one-punch knockdown of Blake convinces Jerry that it's time to make his return to competitive boxing. Thus ends a 20-year layoff and begins a hilarious fish-out-water quest for Olympic gold.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a classic "Honeymooners" episode juiced with tropes from the most recent "Rocky" movie..”
by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
“..an enjoyably low-key crowd-please..”
by Glenn Whipp [LA Daily News]
“..A sweet little movie with a lot of heart..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]