The Hebrew Hammer [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 6905361
  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • Rating: R
He's hip, he's fly, and he never mixes meat with dairy -- he's the world's first Jewish private eye, and he's out to save the world in this satiric comedy. Mordechai Jefferson Carver (Adam Goldberg) is a super-cool Jewish detective who takes no mess and is always ready to do the right thing for his Torah-reading brothers. But Carver is a lone wolf, and he isn't so sure he's interested in taking an assignment from Chief Bloomenbergansteinthal (Peter Coyote) of the Jewish Justice League -- or at least not until he meets the Chief's gorgeous daughter, Esther (Judy Greer). It seems a mysterious stranger named Damien (Andy Dick) has made it his business to persuade Jewish children to abandon their faith in favor of celebrating Christmas, and it's Carver's job to find out who is behind Damien's campaign while urging kids to be proud of their Semitic heritage. In time, Carver learns that Damien is actually doing the dirty work of his sinister stepfather, Santa Claus (Richard Riehle). The Hebrew Hammer also features Nora Dunn as Carver's kvetching mother, and a cameo appearance by Melvin Van Peebles as outlaw blaxploitation icon Sweetback.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary by Adam Goldberg, director Jonathan Kesselman, producer Josh Kesselman and their mother, Sandra Kesselman
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Bios
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Hebrew Hammer
He's hip, he's fly, and he never mixes meat with dairy -- he's the world's first Jewish private eye, and he's out to save the world in this satiric comedy. Mordechai Jefferson Carver (Adam Goldberg) is a super-cool Jewish detective who takes no mess and is always ready to do the right thing for his Torah-reading brothers. But Carver is a lone wolf, and he isn't so sure he's interested in taking an assignment from Chief Bloomenbergansteinthal (Peter Coyote) of the Jewish Justice League -- or at least not until he meets the chief's gorgeous daughter, Esther (Judy Greer). It seems a mysterious stranger named Damien (Andy Dick) has made it his business to persuade Jewish children to abandon their faith in favor of celebrating Christmas, and it's Carver's job to put an end to Damien's campaign while urging kids to be proud of their Semitic heritage. The Hebrew Hammer also features Nora Dunn as Carver's kvetching mother, and a cameo appearance by Melvin Van Peebles as outlaw blaxploitation icon Sweetback. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Adam Goldberg
    Adam Goldberg - Mordechai Jefferson Carver
  • Judy Greer
    Judy Greer - Esther
  • Andy Dick
    Andy Dick - Santa Damien
  • Mario Van Peebles
    Mario Van Peebles - Mohammed
  • Peter Coyote
    Peter Coyote - J. J. L. Chief Chief Bloomenbergansteinthal



Customer rating

5.0
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Purchase Ever

    Posted
    Schoolen

    I thought the movie was utterly hilarious. The characters are such great stereotypes that everyone would laugh when they watch this movie. I would recommend this movie to everyone that I know, no matter who I was. I loved Adam Goldberg, the "Hebrew Hammer", he was a very well written character, well-played, and very well-dressed the entire movie. I especially loved the part where the Hammer and Esther went to the mall trying to act like goys and completely fail at it but they think they do great at it. I am going to watch this movie over and over again, I just cannot get enough of it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas Classic

    Posted
    GenSeneca
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    Certified. Circumcised. Private Dick... Check his credentials. The Hebrew Hammer is my favorite Holiday movie! It's become a tradition for me to watch this every Christmas. Happy HanaKwanzaChristmas!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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