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Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)

Video  -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  20 June 1995 (USA)
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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.

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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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The Hilariously High-Scoring Comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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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 »

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

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

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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.


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