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The Hammer Details


Can a guy edging into middle age become a success fighting guys half his age? That's the big question behind this independent comedy. Jerry Ferro (Adam Carolla) is almost 40 years old, and he's spent most of his life going nowhere -- and taking his own sweet time getting there. While Jerry enjoyed some success as an amateur boxer when he was young, these days he's out of shape, drinks too much, and scrapes by working in construction. Through his work as a handyman, Jerry has landed a part-time job teaching boxing at a gym in Pasadena, though none of his students are likely to ever move beyond sparring as a hobby. One day, one of Jerry's old friends, Eddie Bell (Tom Quinn), stops by the gym with a promising new fighter he's training. Since he's short on sparring partners, Eddie asks Jerry to step into the ring with the young boxer, and while it's clear that Jerry is in lousy shape and out of practice, he also manages to knock out the challenger with one well-placed punch. Eddie is convinced Jerry still has what it takes, and offers to help Jerry make a comeback, confident that despite his age he can land him a spot on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. Also starring Heather Juergensen, The Hammer received its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 21, 2008


Adam Carolla
as Jerry Ferro
Heather Juergensen
as Lindsay Pratt
Harold "House" Moore
as Robert Brown
Tom Quinn
as Coach Eddie Bell
Constance Zimmer
as Nicole
Christopher Darga
as Mike LeMat
Alex Enriquez
as LeMat Crew #1
Terry Claybon
as Tree
Keeshan Giles
as Posse #1
Lorenzo Martinez
as Posse #2
Jonathan Hernandez
as Victor Padilla
Scott Adsit
as Cop
Eddie Fernandez
as LeMat Crew #2
Ray Siegle
as Final Match Referee
Brian Schaefer
as Jerry Double


Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Eric Ganz
Heather Juergensen
Eden Wurmfeld
Kevin Hench
Adam Carolla
Screen Story
Marco Fargnoli
Matt Mariano
Composer (Music Score)
Matt Mariano
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Swihart
Composer (Music Score)
Jennifer Ross
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rich Fox
Mickey Siggins
Production Designer
Kevin Hench
Jonathan Wysocki
Associate Producer
Steven Firestone
Executive Producer
Adam Carolla
Executive Producer
Gregory Firestone
Executive Producer
Abigail Nieto
Costume Designer
Zach Seivers
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Hothorn
Chris Stinson
Line Producer