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The Hammer

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Jerry Ferro's life is brought into focus on his 40th birthday 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 job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship. After sparring with an up-and-coming pro and throwing him a one-punch knockdown, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring and despite an ass-kicking, decides it's time to make his return to competitive boxing and go for Olympic gold!

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No, The Hammer is not the Fred Williamson story, but a surprisingly satisfying underdog sports movie and date movie; an unlikely genre combination, but The Hammer nails it. Adam Carolla, former co-host of The Man Show, stars as underachiever Jerry, just turned 40. A former Golden Gloves boxer (as was Carolla), he works as a construction worker/handyman and also teaches the sweet science at the local gym. You know the drill: Jerry gets fired after running afoul of his abusive boss; Jerry loses fed-up girlfriend; Jerry meets Lindsay (Heather Jurgensen), an idealistic public defender; Jerry impresses a coach and gets the chance to try out for the Olympic boxing team. But a deft touch makes The Hammer a contender. This is Carolla's first bout with leading man status, and, happily, he has the director of the "I Kissed a Girl" arthouse hit, Kissing Jessica Stein in his corner. The script makes effective use of Carolla's unpretentious screen presence, giving him ample opportunity to punch out some droll comic riffs while he pursues his second chance in the ring as well as Lindsay. Add to the mix a grudging friendship he develops with a cocky boxer whom the coach is grooming. The Hammer may not technically be a knockout, but it does go the distance. --Donald Liebenson

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  • Actors: Adam Carolla, Oswaldo Castillo, Heather Juergensen, Tom Quinn, Harold "House" Moore
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Weinstein Company
  • DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (592 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00151QYFS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,634 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hammer" on IMDb

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By H. Hagopian on April 23, 2008
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When I heard this was an independent film project by Adam Carolla, I assumed it was going to be at least fun to watch and since I'm a fan of Adam I decided to support him by watching this movie. Let me just say that this movie is the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. Make no mistake with The Hammer, it wasn't simply "better than expected", it is genuinely a great movie, very funny, and very fun to watch.

It's the perfect movie to buy on DVD, because many people haven't seen or heard of it, so when you've got people over at the house looking at your DVD collection, The Hammer is one you're going to convince them to watch every time.
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Carolla and Juergensen have a hit here! The Hammer, loosely based on Adam Carolla's real life as a simple carpenter -- before the his top-rated morning radio show, before his turning-point friendship with now Tonight Show host Jimmy Kimmel, before The Man Show -- is an authentic view into the dreams, doubts and struggles of an average guy trying to make a better life for himself in the tough world of boxing without losing his ethics. Carolla's trademark wit will keep you laughing through the entire movie; the boxing scenes provide enough action for guys; Juergensen as the smart love interest hits just the right note; the entire film simply amuses, delights and charms. Buy This Classic Movie! You will love it regardless of whether you know who Carolla is. I just saw this movie Friday and can't stop smiling and recommending it. Mainstream reviews are uniformly positive; Ebert & gave it 2 thumbs way up!
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This is a great movie for anyone who likes Adam Carolla, sports movies, or both.
It is consistently funny, well paced, and has a great story.
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This is a great comedy for men and women of any age. There are plenty of laughs for Adams Fans from his other shows like Loveline, The Man Show and his Morning Radio show. But it also has a wide appeal for those who may not be familiar with Carolla. Very funny without relying on movie cliches like most other comedies made recently. It has a fun and uplifting story with excellent and genuine performances from every role.

A great Romantic Comedy, perfect for dates and couples. No matter who you are you will find something to enjoy in this movie.

Also don't fear the R rating. It has 2 F Bombs that are in context and not vulgar. There is no violence other than some boxing. No sex, nudity or suggestive conversation. No gross out humor or anything offensive for that matter. unless you are super uptight you won't find anything in here that you would feel uncomfortable showing your 10 year old.

if you don't buy it, at least do yourself a favor and rent it. But you'll probably end up buying it later if you rent it.
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I always wanted to see this movie because Adam Carolla it's hard not to love. I really didn't expect much because it is a low budget movie. But it was a sweet movie, and I have to say it was really well acted and casted. It really didn't have that low-budget feel. All the actors seemed very natural. We really enjoyed it. Bring back Carolla!
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"The Hammer" is funny, has interesting and occasionally funny fight scenes, and is even moving when the Jayhawks are featured on the soundtrack. Adam's impressive rope-skipping is fun to watch and there was a very cool fight scene where some of the action was shot from ground level to show off boxing footwork.

Everyone I know who watched the movie liked it. They all seemed to laugh more than I did, though, and I think I know why: I'm too big an Adam fan. I listen to The Adam Carolla Show way more than is probably good for me, and since there was no advertising budget for this movie, there were a few months of "Hammer" bombardment where audio drops from the movie were played over and over until some of the jokes were "F'ed out" as Adam would say. I feel I heard the "75 percent-er" line a thousand times before I saw the movie. The important bit is, though, that everyone else I know (mostly non-fans) laughed throughout.
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We are huge fans of Adam's radio show and went to see the movie in the theater and loved it!!! It felt authentic and believable without being cliché. The casting was great we loved Oswaldo. Great job Adam!
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I am a big Adam Carolla podcast fan and have heard him talk about this film for a few hours on his show. Every big Adam Carolla fan should see this movie. WHen are you ever going to see him star in a movie again? But I got to call it as I see it. The writing was weak, the acting by Adam was weak, the directing of the fight scenes was weak. The choice of music was lousy, the romance was "normal" "sane", "nice" but not hot. There were some good parts of the movie. Ozzy was actually very funny and endearing, some of the dialogue was good, the directing was okay, it looked good for a film done on a shoestring budget, It had a lot of heart. I hope to see Adam act in a movie in the future, but as the insane sidekick, not the featured romantic lead player. His acting was a little stiff here. His face is not very expressive here. The story was a little weak in places also.
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