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The Slams (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  26 September 1973 (USA)
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Everybody is after the money stolen by Hook (Jim Brown). Including the villainous chief guard Capt. Stambell played by Roland Bob Harris. A hokey but entertaining 70's film.

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Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace ...
Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris ...
Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Paul Harris ...
Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)
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Capiello
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Glover
Frenchia Guizon ...
Macey
John Dennis ...
Sergeant Morella / Flood (per credits)
Jac Emel ...
Zack
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Warden (as Quinn Redeker)
Betty Cole ...
Mother
Robert Phillips ...
Cohalt
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Taxi Driver
Jan Merlin ...
Saddler
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After a heist Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) is caught by the police. In jail various people want to know where he stashed the loot. But the places where he stashed the loot ($1.500.000) will be demolished so he has to get out of jail to get to the dough. Written by <pnapp@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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JIM BROWN goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash.

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Pretty much EVERYONE is evil in this prison flick!
11 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film begins with a robbery. It's a nasty affair--as they use poisonous gas to get the money. After leaving with the loot, one of them Curtis Hook (Jim Brown), betrays his partners--shooting them and hiding the money. Unfortunately for Hook, he's soon caught and sent to prison. Hook plans on just doing his time on a minor charge and collecting the money after he is released. But when he learns that the place where he hid the money is about to be demolished, he decides he must escape and reclaim the money instead. Plus, if he doesn't get out of the slammer soon, someone is bound to kill him, as practically EVERYONE seems to have it out for him.

For fans of old-time TV, this is an interesting film, as two of the most deadly tough guys in this prison are played by Frank DeKova ("F-Troop") and Ted Cassidy ("The Addams Family"). However, it's not the sort of film you might expect from these guys---it is VERY rough--with foul language and lots of violence. Plus, EVERYONE seems bad in this one--everyone. While Hook is terrifically amoral, so is everyone else--the guards, the gangs, the blacks and the whites. Because of this and because Hook is affiliated with no one, it is clearly NOT a blacksploitation film--just a very gritty prison flick. While it's not a great film (mostly because I hated EVERYONE), it was very good and well worth seeing.


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