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Director:
Writers:
Marc Levin (story) &
Richard Stratton (story) ...
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Release Date:
7 October 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Words make sense of a world that won't. See more »
Plot:
Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Slam: One of few movies that can change your world view See more (51 total) »

Cast

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Saul Williams ... Ray Joshua

Sonja Sohn ... 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'
Bob Holman ... Slam M.C.
Rhozier Brown ... Public Defender (as Rhozier T. Brown)

Richard Stratton ... Prosecutor

Marion Barry Jr. ... Judge (as Mayor Marion Barry Jr.)
Weusi Baraka ... Weed Buyer
Eddie Black ... Dodge City Crew
Harry Campbell ... Dodge City Crew
Robert Philson ... Dodge City Crew
Daniel M. Favors ... Jail C.O.
Johnny Foye ... Jail C.O.
Jesse Hicks ... Command Center C.O.
Carolyn Morris ... Hallway C.O.
Leonard Thompson Jr. ... Bullpen Inmate (as Leonard A. Thompson Jr.)
Todd Baker ... Bullpen Inmate
Joseph A. Wilson ... Poetry Class (as Joseph Wilson)
Talib Watson ... Thug Life Crew
Kevin Kennedy ... Van Inmate
Donnell Robinson ... Van Inmate

Directed by
Marc Levin 
 
Writing credits
Marc Levin (story) &
Richard Stratton (story)

Sonja Sohn (written by) &
Marc Levin (written by) &
Bonz Malone (written by) &
Saul Williams (written by) &
Richard Stratton (written by)

Produced by
Henri M. Kessler .... executive producer
Henri M. Kessler .... producer
Marc Levin .... producer
David Peipers .... executive producer
Daphne Pinkerson .... associate producer
Richard Stratton .... producer
 
Original Music by
DJ Spooky 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Benjamin 
 
Film Editing by
Emir Lewis 
 
Sound Department
John Bowen .... adr editor
Neil Cedar .... dialogue editor
Philippe Desloovere .... sound designer
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hassler .... foley artist
David Hocs .... sound
David Jaunai .... sound re-recording mixer
David Jaunai .... sound
Ray Palagy .... sound designer
Tony Slocum .... dialogue editor
Rick Wessler .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Saulnier .... special effects makeup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Hardmon .... assistant camera
John Kirby .... second assistant camera
John Kirby .... still photographer
Daphne Pinkerson .... videographer
 
Editorial Department
Brian Cotnoir .... additional editor
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (as Julianne Kelley)
Ricky Leigh Mensh .... music consultant
Tony Pipitone .... music editor
Manish Raval .... music coordinator
Manish Raval .... soundtrack coordinator
Mona Scott-Young .... music consultant (as Mona Scott)
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Rachel P. Goldstein .... assistant to producer
Robert Leaver .... production assistant
Jennifer R. Meagher .... web site designer
Eleni Tsokanos .... production coordinator
Lisa West .... business affairs
Pam Widener .... script editor
 
Thanks
Al Levin .... special thanks
Daniel Levin .... special thanks
Hannah Levin .... in loving memory of (as Hannah A. Levin)
Sara Levin .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language, a sex scene and brief violence
Runtime:
100 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Chile:14 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Norway:11 | South Korea:15 (director's cut) | South Korea:12 (video rating) (cut) | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #35994)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Soundtrack:
The ParkSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Slam: One of few movies that can change your world view, 20 May 2004
Author: keneda76 from New York, United States

This movie is amazing! If you haven't seen it yet, run to the video store and snag it. If they don't have it, demand that they carry the movie (call them ignorant and say things like, "don't you know this is one of the most important and poignant movies of our time, you uncultured @sswhole?). The movie, about a young, Washington DC native, black poet who sells marijuana to finance his writing, combines politically charged slam poetry, hip-hop, and slick cinematography to paint a compelling portrait of the struggles of poor black males and the United State's prison system. It does the best job of any movie I've seen at highlighting the racism and injustice of our country's prison system. Some may be discouraged from seeing this movie because they may find the double meaning of 'Slam' cheesy (slam poetry and the sound the prison doors). Don't be one of those people! If you're like me, "Slam" will move you, turn you into an instant fan of Slam poetry, and, most importantly, force you to think about issues bigger than yourself. It is one of the few movies that can change the way the viewer sees the world.

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