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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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Andrew Davis: The Hollywood Interview
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 23 April 2012, 5:12 PM, PDT)

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Obscure blaxploitation See more (6 total) »

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)
 
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James Morris .... dolly grip
Jor Van Kline .... grip
Bill Williams .... key grip
 
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John Solie .... cover illustrator
 

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91 min
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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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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Obscure blaxploitation, 12 January 2012
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

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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