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Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | Video 20 June 1995
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ernest P. Worrell
Cylk Cozart ...
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The Archangel of Basketball
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Tommy T.
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T.J. (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)
Lester Barrie ...
Willie
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Walter
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Mr. Zamiel Moloch
Stevie Vallance ...
Ms. Erma Terradiddle (as Louise Vallance)
Aaron Joseph ...
Douglas Newell ...
Sarge, the Head Guard of Mall
Henry O. Watson ...
Mr. Ellis, the Mall Chief
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Dr. Love, the Sport Radio Woman
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Opponent 1 (as Charles Payne)
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Jackie
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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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Dunks...Deceptions, Good...Evil, Long shots...Limos, It's not about winning... It's about having fun 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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20 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Jogada de Ernest  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Connections

Follows Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) See more »

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One of the funniest Ernest movies
22 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Clearly, the straight to video route had a little effect on the production value of this movie, but it still proved to be the most interesting of the series. Ernest, with his 70s-style motif and impeccable ability to score at will, proved to be an unusual turn in the series. Kareem Abdul Jabbar made a great cameo. While this wasn't the best in the series, it still ranks as the third best, which isn't too bad.


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