Drama

The Hammer

Starring Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) and Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga), The Hammer is the remarkable true story of a prison boxer who turned down freedom, fame and glory for something far bigger.

Sentenced to 40 years in one of Tennessee’s toughest prisons for armed robbery, 18 year-old George Lee Martin takes up boxing as a release, proving unbeatable. After seven years of victorious bouts, with close friend Doc in his corner, his reputation spreads beyond the prison walls, to coaches in the ‘free world’. Now taking on pros, George remains undefeated, even knocking out a former heavyweight champion of the world in under a minute. In 1984 the U.S. Olympic team offer George the ultimate opportunity, his freedom in exchange for a place on the Olympic team and the chance to win gold for his country. His decision shocks everyone.

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Hammer

PRODUCTION YEAR

2017

STATUS

Available

Director

Angela Shelton

Cast

Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jackson Rathbone, Shawn-Caulin Young

Writer

Angela Shelton

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

USA

DURATION

109 mins