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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Complete credited cast:
Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace ...
Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris ...
Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Paul Harris ...
Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)
Frenchia Guizon ...
John Dennis ...
Sergeant Morella / Flood (per credits)
Jac Emel ...
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Warden (as Quinn Redeker)
Betty Cole ...
Robert Phillips ...
Taxi Driver
Jan Merlin ...
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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 <>

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


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26 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Jim Brown insisted that someone as big or bigger than him be cast as the lead bad guy in the film in order to make his major confrontation with Glover at the end seem like a fair fight. This is why the hulking Ted Cassidy was cast as Glover. 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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