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.

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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

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It's Showtime Fun When Ernest Teams Up With NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! See more »

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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20 June 1995 (USA)  »

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The last Ernest film to see any sort of release from Touchstone Pictures. See more »

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

Quotes

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.
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Easily, the Worst of the Ernest Line
24 March 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Esily, the worst of the Ernest line, but there are still lessons to be learned, and enjoyment to be had.

This should have been entitled, "Ernest and the Magick Shoes," however, Slam Dunk will have to suffice.

Ernest AKA Jim Varney, brings his usual charm and great redneck style to this work, in spite of the work's detriment of bearing ghetto-branded plot line, movie props, and message.

But beneath all that, there is another message...one you're familiar with if you read my reviews regularly: Hold Onto Your Dreams.

Ernest is a likable little fella, whose life is a noir work, and whose physical appearance is reminiscent of a living-breathing cartoon character. He enjoyed a rather large following while he was alive, and many still love him and his works.

This is the worst of the run, and as such, rates a 3.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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