GenreCrime, Drama, Action ProducerAl Adamson CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 20, 1972 WriterCharles Eric Johnson (screenplay) DirectorsBruce D. Clark, Bruce Clark CastFred Williamson (B.J. Hammer), Vonetta McGee (Lois), William Smith (Brenner), Bernie Hamilton (Davis), D'Urville Martin (Sonny), Stack Pierce (Roughhouse) Similar moviesFoxy Brown, Black Dynamite, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Coffy, Friday Foster, Shaft
TaglineFights the Syndicate With His Fists!
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Hammer is a 1972 blaxploitation film directed by Bruce Clark. The film was released following the successes of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Shaft, notable 1971 films that popularized black cinema. It starred Fred Williamson as B.J. Hammer. Williamson went on to become a staple of the genre.
B.J. Hammer is a boxer who rises up the ranks with help from the Mafia. However, Hammer doesn't realize that the help comes with a price: He is asked to throw a fight. Gangsters threaten to harm his girlfriend in an attempt to force him to go through with their plan. Hammer is forced to figure out a way to save his dignity and the life of his girlfriend, who has been kidnapped by gangsters.
Fred Williamson as B.J. Hammer
Bernie Hamilton as Davis
Vonetta McGee as Lois
William Smith as Brenner
Elizabeth Harding as Rhoda
Mel Stewart as Professor
Stack Pierce as Roughhouse
Leon Isaac as Bobby Williams
Reception and legacy
The movie gained a positive reception. "The Hammer" has become Williamson's official nickname, earned during his time playing professional football. Williamson is also credited as playing "Hammer, the ladies man," in the 1980 martial arts film Fist of Fear, Touch of Death and as "The Hammer" in a 2006 direct-to-video release called Spaced Out.
Release on DVD & HD
In 2004 it was released on DVD
In 2010 it was digitized in High Definition (1080i) and broadcast on MGM HD.
In 2015 it was released on Blu-Ray DVD by Olive Films.
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