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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cylk Cozart ...
T.J. (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)
Lester Barrie ...
Ms. Erma Terradiddle (as Louise Vallance)
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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 »


Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »





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20 June 1995 (USA)  »

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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.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Ernest Scared Stupid (2010) See more »

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Not one of the better Ernest movies
10 June 2003 | by (Walla Walla, WA) – See all my reviews

I actually like this movie better than I used to cause this movie has a good message and it is one of the more moralistic Ernest movies, the best performance isn't Ernest, it goes to the greedy milloniare who wants Ernest to become rich and famous and the downside of this movie is that the girl Erma (who Ernest has a crush on) turned out to be somebody else and I thought that was pretty bad, overall I wouldn't recommend this movie if you're not an Ernest fan but if you're new to the Ernest franchise, watch Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Saves Christmas and Ernest Rides Again first then work your way up.

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