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Gene Lebell
Director: Bruce Clark Cast: Gene Lebell
Gene Lebell
, Jimmy Lennon Sr.
Jimmy Lennon Sr.
, D'Urville Martin
D'Urville Martin
Bruce Clark

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A man who fights his way to success learns the people who helped him may be his biggest enemies in this action drama. B.J. Hammer (Fred Williamson) is a dock worker who used to box in the Golden Gloves and still knows how to handle himself in a fight; when he gets into a brawl at work, he's seen in action by an associate of Davis (Bernie Hamilton), a flashy businessman who manages boxers. Davis thinks Hammer has potential, and offers him a contract. Soon Hammer is training with Professor (Mel Stewart, an experienced boxing coach, and begins romancing Lois (Vonetta McGee), one of Davis's secretaries. After easily winning several fights, Hammer's career is on the rise and he seems poised to become a championship contender. But Davis isn't just interested in boxing; he's an underworld kingpin who also traffics in drugs and prostitutes, and often uses washed-up fighters as pawns in his criminal games. Hammer soon learns just how Davis operates when his manager orders him to take a dive in an upcoming fight, and when Hammer refuses, both he and Lois could face deadly retribution. Also starring William Smith and D'Urville Martin, Hammer was a major box-office success that established Fred Williamson as one of the major stars of the 1970s blaxploitation boom; the film also included an original score from soul music legend Solomon Burke.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2015
UPC: 0887090101202
Original Release: 1972
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 25,817

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Lebell Referee
Jimmy Lennon Ring Announcer
D'Urville Martin Sanny
John Quade Riley
Johnny Silver Tiny
Nawana Davis Mary
John DeCarlos Bruiser
Leon Isaac Babby Williams
Tracy Ann-King "The Black Magic Woman"
Perrie Lott Nagi
Jamal Moore Henry Jones
Al Richardson Black Militant
Melvin Stewart Professor
George Wilbur Irish Joe Brady
Fred Williamson B.J. Hammer
Bernie Hamilton Davis
Vonetta McGee Lois
Charles Lampkin Big Sid
Elizabeth Harding Rhoda
Stack Pierce Roughhouse
William Smith Brenner
Philip Jackson Actor

Technical Credits
Bruce Clark Director,Production Designer
Al Adamson Producer
Solomon Burke Score Composer
George Folsey Editor
Phillip Hazelton Producer
Charles Johnson Screenwriter
Bernard Schwartz Producer
Robert Steadman Cinematographer
Skip Troutman Art Director

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