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The Slams (1973)

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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Cast

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Curtis X. Hook
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Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris ...
Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
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Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)
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Capiello
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Glover
Frenchia Guizon ...
Macey
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Sergeant Morella / Flood (per credits)
Jac Emel ...
Zack
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Warden (as Quinn Redeker)
Betty Cole ...
Mother
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Cohalt
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Taxi Driver
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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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They hated "Hook" because he was Black...because he was "rich"! See more »

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Action | Drama

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26 September 1973 (USA)  »

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A golpes  »

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Trivia

The opening heist is shot in the same Baldwin Hills oil field location (near LAX) that was used as the 'Victory Motel' site in LA Confidential. See more »

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Referenced in Making 'Badlands' (2013) See more »

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Obscure blaxploitation
12 January 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Despite having a lead actor who was one of the prominent actors in the 1970s blaxploiation film genre, "The Slams" has been all but forgotten since its theatrical release, not even getting a release on VHS or DVD. Watching the movie, it becomes pretty easy to figure out why no one has been clamoring for its resurrection. Even for 1973, I am sure audiences found nothing really that original here. Every plot turn will be familiar to people who have seen their share of prison films or prison television shows. As a result, there is no excitement, even though there are plenty of prison beatings and fisticuffs along the way. Jim Brown tries, but there is little he can do with such a flat script. Recommended only for die hard fans of the blaxploitation genre.


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