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26 September 1973 (USA) See more »
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JIM BROWN goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash.
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jim Brown ... Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace ... Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris ... Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Paul Harris ... Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)

Frank DeKova ... Capiello

Ted Cassidy ... 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

Dick Miller ... Taxi Driver
Jan Merlin ... Saddler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carmen Argenziano ... Minor Role
Rudy Challenger ... Minor Role

Charles Cyphers ... Nicol - Prison Guard (uncredited)
Luther Fear ... Fighter with Laundry Paddle (uncredited)

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Henry (uncredited)
John Lupton ... Detective Sergeant (uncredited)

Lew Sleeman ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Clement von Franckenstein ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Kaplan 
 
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Richard DeLong Adams  (as Richard L. Adams)

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Luther Henderson 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Fisk 
 
Production Management
Donald Heitzer .... production manager (as Don Heitzer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Long .... assistant director
Thalmus Rasulala .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William B. Kaplan .... sound
 
Stunts
Nate Long .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Morris .... dolly grip
Jor Van Kline .... grip
Bill Williams .... key grip
 

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91 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
You don't mess with The Man!, 11 December 2011
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

***SPOILERS*** Big bad Jim Brown in what for him is a comedic part as convict Curtis Hook gets himself stuck in deep you know what by knocking off a hot heroin shipment that included 1.5 million in cold cash that belongs to the syndicate. It was in fact when Hook's two accomplices tried to knock him off in Hook refusing to have anything to do with the heroin, that's bad news for the brothers and sisters in the hood Hook told them, that Hook in beating them to the punch or trigger offed them. Cought running from the police with a near fatal bullet wound Hook ends up in the "Slams", convict word for prison, where he's soon to find out that his trouble has just begun.

The usual behind bars movie with Hook who hid the 1.5 million in an abandoned amusement park being attacked, as well as doing his own attacking, by the both convicts and prison guards, it hard to distinguish between the two,in where the stolen money is hidden. We also have the head of the white convicts the sadistic and almost seven foot tall Grover, Ted Cassidy, who's in fact working for "The Man" jailed Mafia boss Capiello,Frank DeKova, who ends up getting his, a couple of broken ribs, when he tries to mess with the take no BS Hook. It's in fact Capiello whom the 1.5 million dollars as well as the heroin,that Hook dumped in the Pacific Ocean, belongs to. Hook in knowing that as long a the missing cash isn't recovered that's his life insurance policy, in him being able to stay alive, keeps everyone in the prison, convicts and guards, guessing to just where the money is. It's later when Hook sees on the TV news that the amusement park that he hid the cash is to be demolished that he plans his escape to both get his hands on the cash and check out of the country to South America or the Caribbean!

****SPOILERS**** Ingenious plan concocted by Hook has him with the help of his good friend from the hood pimp Jackson Barney, Paul Harris, hide underneath or underground in a construction site portable toilet on the prison grounds as everyone thinks he in fact escaped over the prison walls. As it turned out it was the mob or Capiello controlled prison captain of the guards Capt. Stambell, Roland Bob Harris, who ended up paying the price in Hook pulling his "impossibe" escape, the first one in the "Slams", off successfully. That's in Capt.Stambell together with Hooks prison identity bracelet ended up being grounded into hamburger meat courtesy of Hook dumping him into a cement mixer!

P.S The film "The Slams" also has 28 year old Clement Von Franckenstein, no relations to Dr. Henry Frankenstein, in his motion picture debut as one of the inmates.

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