- Audio: English [CC]
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Grab a ringside seat and get ready to rumble with an action-filled foray into the world of jive-talkin' scammers and schemers! Soul Cinema heavyweight Fred Williamson ("Starsky & Hutch") "hammers his way to the top" (LA Herald-Examiner
) in this "super-fly" fight film.
After spending his life trying to get off the streets of LA, ex-Golden Gloves champ B.J. Hammer (Williamson) has finally earned his shot at boxing's big time. But the mob delivers Hammer a heavy blow when they kidnap his girlfriend and order him to throw the main event. Now, facing the biggest, baddest bout of his career, B.J. must give up his dream of becoming a legit player ... or risk losing the only person who's ever truly been in his corner!
This classic blaxploitation film from 1972 finds one of the genre's biggest stars, Fred Williamson, back in the hot seat, delivering action at a breakneck pace. Williamson is BJ Hammer, a man who infiltrates the shady boxing world with his wit and muscles. Directed by Bruce Clark (GALAXY OF TERROR), HAMMER is a fine example of 1970s blaxploitation cinema.