Up 3,416 this week

Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)

Video  -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  20 June 1995 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 1,333 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 1 critic

Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.


(as John Cherry)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 92 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
a list of 39 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
a list of 2399 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
a list of 27 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
a list of 7602 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Slam Dunk Ernest" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Slam Dunk Ernest (Video 1995)

Slam Dunk Ernest (Video 1995) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Slam Dunk Ernest.

User Polls



Cast overview, first billed only:
Cylk Cozart ...
T.J. (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)
Lester Barrie ...
Ms. Erma Terradiddle (as Louise Vallance)
Aaron Joseph ...
Douglas Newell ...
Henry O. Watson ...


Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Hilariously High-Scoring Comedy! See more »


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

20 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Slam Dunk Ernest  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See  »

Did You Know?


When Ernest and his team are playing against others, check out the names: Kikakee Fish (Kikakee was the name of the camp in Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)), Tulip Brothers Hardware (Tulip was the last name of Tom and Bobby in Ernest Scared Stupid (1991); they sold hardware), and Trantor Dairy (Trantor was the name of the troll in Ernest Scared Stupid (1991), who was defeated by milk). See more »


The sign in the back of the stadium clearly states "Alberta", a province in Canada. See more »


Barry Worth: Listen, I made a mistake, all right? I could have played college ball, and I could have gone pro. Listen to me when I'm talkin' to you. But I messed up. I dropped out of school, and I didn't get an education and that was it.
Quincy Worth, Barry's Son: So because you messed up, I can't get the shoes?
Barry Worth: No. No. Because I messed up, you can't mess up. Thinkin' you need things you don't. You're listenin' to the wrong people, son. Well, when you're older, you'll understand.
Quincy Worth, Barry's Son: When I'm older, I'll end up just like you.
See more »


Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: Ernest Saves Christmas (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Can't compare to earlier Ernest movies, but still funny
3 May 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Slam Dunk Ernest is not the best of the Ernest movies, but it's not the worst either. The story has Ernest P. Worrell being given a special pair of shoes by the Archangel of Basketball (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) that make him a basketball star. His fellow teammates are shocked and delighted, but Ernest is tempted by the 'dark side' and gets little to into his role as a star. In the end, Ernest makes the right decision he always does. Jim Varney is the best thing in this movie, though the supporting cast does a good job. This movie has the charm of the Ernest movies, but doesn't compare to Ernest Goes to Jail or Ernest Scared Stupid. But I still recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Part Loqieu
Complete Crapola Donniebb
I liked it. (Just opinions ahead) regalheartlioness
Our Love Festers christophermondo
Discuss Slam Dunk Ernest (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page