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He's hip, he's fly, and he never mixes meat with dairy -- he's the world's first Jewish private eye, and he's out to save the world in this satiric comedy. Mordechai Jefferson Carver (Adam Goldberg) is a super-cool Jewish detective who takes no mess and is always ready to do the right thing for his Torah-reading brothers. But Carver is a lone wolf, and he isn't so sure he's interested in taking an assignment from Chief Bloomenbergansteinthal (Peter Coyote) of the Jewish Justice League -- or at least not until he meets the chief's gorgeous daughter, Esther (Judy Greer). It seems a mysterious stranger named Damien (Andy Dick) has made it his business to persuade Jewish children to abandon their faith in favor of celebrating Christmas, and it's Carver's job to put an end to Damien's campaign while urging kids to be proud of their Semitic heritage. The Hebrew Hammer also features Nora Dunn as Carver's kvetching mother, and a cameo appearance by Melvin Van Peebles as outlaw blaxploitation icon Sweetback. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 19, 2003


Adam Goldberg
as Mordechai Jefferson Carver
Judy Greer
as Esther
Andy Dick
as Santa Damien
Mario Van Peebles
as Mohammed
Peter Coyote
as J. J. L. Chief Chief Bloomenbergansteinthal
Sean Whalen
as Tiny Tim
Tony Cox
as Jamal
Nora Dunn
as Mrs. Carver
Richard Riehle
as Santa
Melvin Van Peebles
as Sweetback
David J. Steinberg
Rachel Dratch
as Tikva
Alex Corrado
as Tony
Mylika Davis
as Sassy Black


Jonathan Kesselman
Sofia Sondervan
Lisa Fragner
Josh Kesselman
John Schmidt
Edward R. Pressman
Jonathan Kesselman
Kurt Brabbee
Dean Holland
Cabot McMullen
Production Designer
David Ellis
Art Director
Aimee Schoof
Associate Producer
Isen Robbins
Associate Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer
John Schmidt
Executive Producer
Michelle Phillips
Costume Designer
Alysia Raycraft
Costume Designer
Theresa Radka
Sound/Sound Designer
Urs Hirschbiegel
First Assistant Director
Valerie McCaffrey