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Slam (1998)

 -  Drama  -  7 October 1998 (USA)
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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ray Joshua
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Lauren Bell
Bonz Malone ...
Hopha
Lawrence Wilson ...
Big Mike
Beau Sia ...
Jimmy Huang
Andre Taylor ...
China
Momolu Stewart ...
Bay (Jail Rapper)
Ron Jones ...
Do Wop Cop
Reamer Shedrick ...
Do Wop Cop
Allan E. Lucas ...
Chief C.O.
Dominic Chianese Jr. ...
Officer Dom
Jerome Goldman ...
Jail Class Poet 'Why'
DJ Renegade ...
Party Poet 'Diminuendo in Blue'
Liza Jessie Peterson ...
Slam Poet 'Ice Cream'
Taylor Mali ...
Slam Poet 'Like'
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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written by Offline Publicist

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All in Line for a Slice of Devil Pie. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive language, a sex scene and brief violence | See all certifications »
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7 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,887 (USA) (9 October 1998)

Gross:

$982,214 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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When Ray is on his way to the poetry night, he gets on the metro at the Cleveland Park station, rides, and gets off at the metro at the same station: Cleveland Park. See more »

Quotes

Lauren Bell: Never give anyone the power to take away your freedom. That's yours. It don't belong to nobody but you. Remember that.
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Sellin' D.O.P.E. (Drugs Oppress People Everyday)
Performed by Dead Prez (as dead prez)
Written by Stic Man (as C. Gavin) and L. Alford
dead prez appears courtesy of Loud Records
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Saul the poet
13 December 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A movie that will move you in every possible way. A 'black gangsta' movie that doesn't rely on mindless violence to give you the 'message'.

The 'message' from this movie is beautiful and the poetry is mindblowing (especially the last poem). The acting is excellent throughout and the funny thing is that all the acting is natural and it seems like you are a watching a gritty documentary. (Look out for the jail riot and you will understand what I mean).

A highly recommended movie, do not miss it.


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