The Hebrew Hammer Trailer (2003)

By creating The Hebrew Hammer, Kesselman has brought to life a character rarely seen in Hollywood or off-Hollywood films: a sexy and powerful Jewish action hero.

Just as such indelible films as Melvin Van Peebles' "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" and Gordon Parks' "Shaft" were reactions to Hollywood's inability or unwillingness to portray strong, sexy Black characters in the early 70s, Kesselman's "Hammer" is his way of creating a new hero for a new generation.

Like any exploitation film, The Hebrew Hammer pitches stereotypes like flaming fastballs at a knowing audience. But it would be wrong to say that Kesselman, by creating a "Shaft" with peyos, is satirizing the Blaxploitation genre. Instead, Kesselman is honoring the genre, proud that he, too has made a picture with a built-in audience in mind.

Duration
1 min 59 sec

Views
17,017

Posted On
January 20, 2009
Director
Jonathan Kesselman

Writer
Jonathan Kesselman

Studio
Strand Releasing

Release
December 19, 2003
Cast
Adam Goldberg
Judy Greer
Andy Dick
Sean Whalen
Mario Van Peebles
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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