• The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

The Hebrew Hammer

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 2004

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

As a child, Mordechai Carver (Adam Goldberg) was teased mercilessly for his Jewish heritage by his gentile Christmas-celebrating classmates and neighbors. That has all changed: Mordechai is now a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces who fancies himself the Hebrew Hammer, defending his people against those who seek to do harm. His main antagonist is would-be Hanukkah saboteur Damian Claus (Andy Dick) -- the evil offspring of Santa Claus (Richard Riehle) himself.

Cast: Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, Andy Dick, Mario Van Peebles, Peter Coyote, Sean Whalen, Tony Cox, Nora Dunn

Director: Jonathan Kesselman

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Jericho Entertainment, ContentFilm, Intrinsic Value Films, Comedy Central Films

Keywords: New York City, Rescue, Cheeky, Friend, 2000s, Daughter, Love, Madcap, Rivalry

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A crass, sophomoric and, more to the point, offensively unfunny parody that sets out to remake Shaft and his blaxploitation ilk as a Jewish action hero. show more

  • 50
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    A hit-and-miss affair. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A wickedly funny, Naked Gun-style parody that conflates old-style private-eye pics with Shaft and, yes, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. show more

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