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Hammer -- Trailer for this boxing drama starring Fred Williamson


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Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay)
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Fred Williamson ... B.J. Hammer

Bernie Hamilton ... Davis

Vonetta McGee ... Lois

William Smith ... Brenner
Charles Lampkin ... Big Sid
Elizabeth Harding ... Rhoda

Mel Stewart ... Professor

D'Urville Martin ... Sonny
Stack Pierce ... Roughhouse
Jamal Moore ... Henry Jones
Nawana Davis ... Mary

John Quade ... Riley

Johnny Silver ... Tiny
Juan DeCarlos ... Bruiser (as Juan De Carlos)
Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Medina (as George Cervera Jr.)

Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Bobby Williams (as Leon Issac)
Perrie Lott ... Nagi
Philip Jackson ... Landlord (as Phillip Jackson)
Al Richardson ... Militant

Marilyn Joi ... Dancer (as Tracy King)

George P. Wilbur ... Brady (as George Wilber)
Gene LeBell ... Referee (as Gene Le Bell)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Diego Barquinero ... Jose, Street Gang Member (uncredited)
Fred Berry ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Adolph Caesar ... Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)
Jude Farese ... Thug at Final Fight (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce D. Clark  (as Bruce Clark)
Writing credits
Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay) (as Charles Johnson)

Produced by
Al Adamson .... producer
Phillip Hazleton .... executive producer (as Phillip Hazelton)
Bernard Schwartz .... producer
James Spohn .... associate producer (as Jim Spohn)
Original Music by
Solomon Burke 
Cinematography by
Robert Steadman (director of photography) (as Bob Steadman)
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. 
Art Direction by
Skip Troutman 
Makeup Department
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Lidberg .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byron Roberts .... assistant director
Sound Department
George Alch .... sound mixer
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects (as Marv Kerner)
James E. Nownes .... sound effects (as Jim Nownes)
M. Curtis Price .... re-recording mixer (as Curt Price)
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer
Hal Watkins .... re-recording mixer
Erik Cord .... stunt coordinator (as Eric Cord)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Durock .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Vic Goss .... gaffer
Bob Harkins .... key grip
Jim Jeffrey .... second assistant camera (as James Jeffery)
Boris Malden .... grip technician
Stuart A. Spohn .... best boy (as Stu Spohn)
Greg von Berblinger .... first assistant camera (as Greg Berblinger)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harold Crawford .... wardrobe
Music Department
James O'Rourke .... music editor
Jerry Styner .... music supervisor
Jerry Styner .... orchestrator
Other crew
Carolyn Boch .... production secretary
Janice Eymann .... script clerk (as Jan Colson-Dodge)
Ron Henriquez .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"B J Hammer" - USA (alternative title)
"Hammer" - Germany (TV title)
"Hanmâ" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Kalapács" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"O Comando do Sindicato" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"To sfyri" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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92 min
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Film debut of Marilyn Joi.See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
it's not Hammer time, 16 June 2004
Author: movieman_kev from United States

Fred Williamson is B.J. Hammer, a cool cat who gets involved in a shady boxing career in one of his lesser blacksploitation movies. Williamson fans will still like it though as it moves at a fairly fast pace. Also stars Marilyn Joi (here billed as Tracey King) in her first film role. I guess if i could sum it up, it would be servicable enough, but instantly forgetable like Chinese food.

My Grade:C-

Where I saw it: Showtime Extreme

Eye Candy: Nawana Davis (Mary/Breasts), Elizabeth Harding (Rhonda/full frontal), Marilyn Joi ("black magic" woman/breasts), Vonetta McGee (Lois/buns)

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