The Hammer follows Jerry Ferro (Adam Carolla) as he works to revive a boxing career he abandoned years before. Jerry is almost 40 years old and has let himself go, drinking too much and exercising too little. To supplement his income as a handyman, the once promising amateur boxer lands a part-time job teaching boxing at a Pasadena gym. Eddie Bell (Tom Quinn), an old friend of Jerry's, stops by the gym with his new proteg'', up-and-coming boxer Malice Blake (Harold House Moore). He asks Jerry to spar with him and Jerry spends most of the round taking a beating. But Jerry manages to land one good punch and knock the young pro out. Eddie thinks Jerry can revive his boxing career, even though he hasn't boxed competitively in about 20 years, and convinces him to make a comeback. Jerry sets out to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. The independent sports comedy was released in 2007.