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The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

Director:

Jonathan Kesselman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Goldberg ... Mordechai Jefferson Carver
Judy Greer ... Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal
Andy Dick ... Damian Claus
Mario Van Peebles ... Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim
Peter Coyote ... JJL Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal
Nora Dunn ... Mrs. Carver
Sean Whalen ... Tiny Tim
Tony Cox ... Jamal
Richard Riehle ... Santa
Melvin Van Peebles ... Sweetback
Rachel Dratch ... Tikva
Harrison Chad Harrison Chad ... Schlomo
Jim Petersmith Jim Petersmith ... Skinhead Bartender
Annie McEnroe ... Mrs. Highsmith
Grant Rosenmeyer ... Young Mordechai
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Storyline

Mordechai Jefferson Carver, aka the Hebrew Hammer, is an orthodox Jewish stud who goes on a mission to save Hanukkah. When Santa Claus's evil son Damian is pushed over the edge by his father's liberal policies, he does away with the Christian patriarch. Subsequently stepping into his father's role, Damian launches a campaign to eradicate the Jewish Holiday. The Hammer joins forces with Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal, the gorgeous and dangerous daughter of the leader of the Jewish Justice League; and his brother-in-arms Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim, the head of the Kwanzaa Liberation Front, to topple Santa's evil progeny and to save Hanukkah for future generations of Jews. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Part man. Part street. 100% kosher. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

25 March 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hammer o exolothreftis See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,539, 21 December 2003

Gross USA:

$82,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,615
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adam Goldberg claims that he knew he had to do this movie as soon as he read the line "Shabbat shalom, motherfuckers!" See more »

Goofs

When the Jewish children are heard singing "Silent Night", their mouths are not in sync at all with the music See more »

Quotes

Mordechai Jefferson Carver: [praying with tefillin] Baruch atah adonoi... I don't know what the hell I'm saying.
Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim: What you doing?
Mordechai Jefferson Carver: I'm prayin' to God we don't kill ourselves gettin' over this wall.
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Crazy Credits

"No animals or gentiles were harmed in the making of this movie" appears in the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the Hebrew Hammer enters the Duke's Nazi bar, he walks over to the Jukebox and plays a song. That song is played through the entire scene. However the Comedy Central and DVD versions of the movie each play a different song for the same scene. See more »

Connections

References Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Well Executed comedy.
26 February 2005 | by shumiluvrSee all my reviews

This movie reminded me of "UnderCover Brother". Sure, this movie was rather tasteless and obviously a low budget film. It was very funny. I myself am Jewish and was able to laugh and relate to this movie. I do not know if you would enjoy it if you were of another religion, but I still recommend this movie. There were many hidden references and of course some basic Yiddish humor packaged in. It easily could have been a modern Mel Brooks movie, and if you enjoy his humor i recommend this film. Although some jokes became repetitive, and were overdone, there are many MANY funny jokes that I could laugh about.

This is one of those movies you should see multiple times. I guarantee you will catch more jokes and references making each viewing funny. So overall it was a cheap lo budget comedy. But a Funny cheap low budget comedy. A rare find indeed.


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