IMDb > The Slams (1973)

The Slams (1973) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
5.9/10   144 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 30% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for The Slams on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
26 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
JIM BROWN goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash.
Plot:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
Andrew Davis: The Hollywood Interview
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 23 April 2012, 5:12 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A Few Good Moments Can't Make Up for Weak Script See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
91 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Few Good Moments Can't Make Up for Weak Script, 13 January 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Slams, The (1973)

** (out of 4)

Forgotten blaxploitation flick has Jim Brown playing Curtis Hooks, a man who ends up in prison on a small charge but once inside he has all sorts of hits on his life because everyone knows that he stole $1.5 million in drug money and has it hidden somewhere. THE SLAMS, to date, has never received a VHS or DVD release so it's one of the rarest films of its genre, which is somewhat surprising since it does feature one of the biggest stars. There's quite a bit of good stuff here but sadly we've seen everything countless times before and you just end up with one cliché after another. The screenplay is certainly prison-drama 101 as everything you'd expect to happen does just that in the exact order that you'd think it would happen. You get the typical gay jokes, the attacks in the laundry room, the sadistic white racist, the mafia boss, the crooked cops and of course every time the cops walk away you're going to witness yet another hit. The film really doesn't offer up any drama and you can't help but wish that you cared more than what you actually do. With that said, there are still some fine performances with Brown leading the way. This certainly isn't Oscar-worthy material but it's not meant to be. Brown simply shows up with that tough attitude and kicks some major butt. The supporting cast includes a nice performance by Ted Cassidy as the racist and Frank DeKova playing the mafia boss running the prison. Dick Miller appears briefly as a taxi driver and Charles Cyphers (HALLOWEEN) can be spotted playing a guard. Director Jonathan Kaplan at least keeps the film moving at a nice pace and makes it look very professional. He also manages to get a pretty good atmosphere out of the film and the prison has a very dirty feel to it as it should. Still, THE SLAMS can't be seen as anything other than a disappointment. There are a few good moments but not enough to recommend this to anyone but those who must see everything the genre offered up.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Slams (1973)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Far more entertaining than I thought it would be. (Spoilers) Forgotten_Hero
Odd sense of morality in this one.... (Spoiler) Forgotten_Hero
Shown on TCM - May 18, 2012 CineTigers
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Blood In, Blood Out There Was a Crooked Man... ...tick... tick... tick... Boxcar Bertha Savage!
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.