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The Slams (1973)

Everybody is after the money stolen by Hook (Jim Brown) before he ended up in prison including the villainous head guard Capt. Stambell.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writer:

Richard DeLong Adams (as Richard L. Adams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace ... Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris Roland Bob Harris ... Capt. Otis Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Paul Harris ... Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)
Frank DeKova ... Capiello (as Frank De Kova)
Ted Cassidy ... Glover
Frenchia Guizon Frenchia Guizon ... Macey
John Dennis ... Sergeant Morella / Flood (per credits)
Jac Emel Jac Emel ... Zack
Quinn K. Redeker ... Warden (as Quinn Redeker)
Betty Cole Betty Cole ... Mother
Robert Phillips ... Cohalt
Dick Miller ... Cab Driver
Jan Merlin ... Saddler
Carmen Argenziano ... Minor Role
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Storyline

After a murderous heist Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) is caught by the police. The police, prisoners and guards want to know where he stashed the $1.5 million. When the place where he stashed the money is scheduled to be demolished Hook makes plans to get out of jail promptly. Written by <pnapp@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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JIM BROWN goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash. See more »

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

26 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A golpes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Penelope Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Brown insisted that someone as big or bigger than him be cast as the lead bad guy in the film in order to make his major confrontation with Glover at the end seem like a fair fight. This is why the hulking Ted Cassidy was cast as Glover. See more »

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There is no way a cement mixer truck would be left overnight in a prison, especially with cement in it. The disposal of the prison guard in the mixer is gruesome but very unrealistic. See more »

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You don't mess with The Man!
11 December 2011 | by sol1218See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Big bad Jim Brown in what for him is a comedic part as convict Curtis Hook gets himself stuck in deep you know what by knocking off a hot heroin shipment that included 1.5 million in cold cash that belongs to the syndicate. It was in fact when Hook's two accomplices tried to knock him off in Hook refusing to have anything to do with the heroin, that's bad news for the brothers and sisters in the hood Hook told them, that Hook in beating them to the punch or trigger offed them. Cought running from the police with a near fatal bullet wound Hook ends up in the "Slams", convict word for prison, where he's soon to find out that his trouble has just begun.

The usual behind bars movie with Hook who hid the 1.5 million in an abandoned amusement park being attacked, as well as doing his own attacking, by the both convicts and prison guards, it hard to distinguish between the two,in where the stolen money is hidden. We also have the head of the white convicts the sadistic and almost seven foot tall Grover, Ted Cassidy, who's in fact working for "The Man" jailed Mafia boss Capiello,Frank DeKova, who ends up getting his, a couple of broken ribs, when he tries to mess with the take no BS Hook. It's in fact Capiello whom the 1.5 million dollars as well as the heroin,that Hook dumped in the Pacific Ocean, belongs to. Hook in knowing that as long a the missing cash isn't recovered that's his life insurance policy, in him being able to stay alive, keeps everyone in the prison, convicts and guards, guessing to just where the money is. It's later when Hook sees on the TV news that the amusement park that he hid the cash is to be demolished that he plans his escape to both get his hands on the cash and check out of the country to South America or the Caribbean!

****SPOILERS**** Ingenious plan concocted by Hook has him with the help of his good friend from the hood pimp Jackson Barney, Paul Harris, hide underneath or underground in a construction site portable toilet on the prison grounds as everyone thinks he in fact escaped over the prison walls. As it turned out it was the mob or Capiello controlled prison captain of the guards Capt. Stambell, Roland Bob Harris, who ended up paying the price in Hook pulling his "impossibe" escape, the first one in the "Slams", off successfully. That's in Capt.Stambell together with Hooks prison identity bracelet ended up being grounded into hamburger meat courtesy of Hook dumping him into a cement mixer!

P.S The film "The Slams" also has 28 year old Clement Von Franckenstein, no relations to Dr. Henry Frankenstein, in his motion picture debut as one of the inmates.


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