Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Big Savings in the Amazon Fall Sportsman Event STEM Toys & Games
Buy New
$6.49
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • You Save: $8.50 (57%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by budovideoscom and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
The Hammer has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$4.46
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Hammer
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Hammer

79 customer reviews

>
Additional DVD options Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$6.49
$2.24 $0.01

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$6.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock. Sold by budovideoscom and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Hammer + The Streak + Pinned - Special Edition
Price for all three: $41.39

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Inspired by the life of deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill, The Hammer tells the story of what it takes to be a champion, on and off the mat. The Hammer is a coming of age drama depicting the struggles and successes of what it takes to become a champion. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. But through sheer determination, he uses his 'perceived' disability as an asset, and becomes not only the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship, but an inspirational force to both hearing and deaf alike.


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Russell Harvard, Raymond J. Barry, Shoshanna Stern, Susan Gibney, Rich Franklin
  • Directors: Oren Kaplan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: ARC Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005TTEFXK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,187 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By HammerFan on February 3, 2012
Format: DVD
This film is groundbreaking. The first feature length film of its kind. Written and Produced by Joseph McKelheer and Eben Kostbar, Directed by Oren Kaplan with Matt Hamill's full support. The Hammer is based on the true story of the first deaf NCAA Wrestling Champion and UFC Fighter, Matt "The Hammer" Hamill. This film follows Matt from childhood to navigating through college on his mission of becoming a national wrestling champion, despite what some would call his "handicap." The Hammer is the first of what we hope will be many films and tv shows to feature a large amount of deaf and Hard of Hearing cast/crew. Matt Hamill supported the originally slated star, Eben Kostbar (Writer/Producer), to fill his shoes. However, the writers/producers chose to cast a deaf actor in the role for authenticity. This proved to be the greatest decision they could make, as it opened many doors for Deaf/HOH people in the film industry. This film features some ASL with subtitles for the hearing audience. The audio is edited in certain parts for the hearing audience to try to experience what it would be like to be deaf; although no hearing person can truly understand what it's like. While watching this film you will experience many emotions. There were moments that made me laugh, moments that made me cry and moments that kept me on the edge of my seat. Wrestling has never been so exciting! The entire cast is extraordinary and deliver pure emotions on screen. You will fall in love with Russell Harvard and Michael Anthony Spady will become your new best friend! In theaters the film is fully captioned, however you may turn that option on or off while watching the DVD. Extra features were fun to watch. This film was accepted into 8 film festivals, and swept all 8! This is the first film of its kind; story is one of triumph and inspiration which the writers and director captured beautifully.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jognissa on September 20, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My 2 boys are wrestlers (age 8 and 10) and I bought this film to inspire them before the wrestling season begins. It was a good inspirational film and gave us new insight into athletes with disabilities. I found two scenes inappropriate for young children. There was a scene where Matt enters his college dorm room and his roommate is having interracial sex with another student. There was no nudity but I felt that scene was unnecessary and could have been avoided. There was another scene where Matt goes to a party and there were students drinking heavily. I know these are realities of college life but I thought this was a sports "family" film. I would not show this film to young children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 4, 2012
Format: DVD
This is one of the best movies I have seen yet. My 4 year old son and I first went and saw this movie when it was in theaters, and I knew as soon as it was on DVD I was going to buy it. This movie does much more than just tells a story. It allows the viewer to have a small glimpse on what is like for someone who is not like them. It shows the true adversities that Matt Hamill went through to get where he is today. I like the fact that its main focus was not on the UFC or even wrestling. The main focus was on Matts life and all that he went through. It shows the viewer that no matter what obstacles you may face in your lifetime it is possible to overcome them. It has moments where you can't help but laugh, and in the next you can't help but cry.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meghan G. on February 19, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It's a good movie and shows some good points and also old time views about deafness.
Some good points were:
"No, you have an incredibly intelligent grandson who's profoundly deaf."
"I try not to speak around you. I'm doing this for you. But English is my first language. We didn't grow up the same way. You need to accept me for who I am not try to change me."
Believing in yourself.
The grandfather learning how to sign his last words.

Some old time views but were in compliance with the time of the movie:
"Deaf and dumb"
When the grandfather forced the son to look at him

**When signed scenes appeared in the movie, subtitles for the hearing were incredibly small and unreadable. You must pause it to read if you didn't catch/or don't understand ASL. Ironically in the special features, the whole thing had subtitles instead of closed captioning. They were also small, yellow and incredibly hard to read. You would think a deaf movie would have closed captioning on their special features for the deaf (and for the hearing in the signed parts)!!!!!!!!***

Hearing family being controlling of the deaf person and violating privacy (such as opening letters)
Overall this movie will give you an understanding of what it's like to be deaf, the deaf views and hearing views.Also what it's like to be mainstreamed all your life and then the awing experience of being able to know what everyone is saying at a deaf college but, feeling lousy in your signing because you were mainstreamed.
Despite all obstacles, succeeding in life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Muttley on February 8, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Anyone who likes a movie about overcoming. You would like this.

I was happy with my purchase and it arrived on time in great condition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kristine on February 6, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The Hammer is a great video sharing the life of Matt Hamil. My students really enjoyed watching it as they learned about famous deaf Americans. I would recommend it to others.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

Topic From this Discussion
The Hammer Hamill Be the first to reply
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: wrestling movie, wrestling dvds