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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.


John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Ernest P. Worrell
Cylk Cozart Cylk Cozart ... Barry Worth
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... The Archangel of Basketball
Colin Lawrence ... Tommy T.
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... T.J. (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)
Lester Barrie ... Willie
Richard Leacock ... Walter
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Zamiel Moloch
Stevie Vallance Stevie Vallance ... Ms. Erma Terradiddle (as Louise Vallance)
Aaron Joseph Aaron Joseph ... Quincy Worth, Barry's Son
Douglas Newell Douglas Newell ... Sarge, the Head Guard of Mall
Henry O. Watson Henry O. Watson ... Mr. Ellis, the Mall Chief
Lossen Chambers ... Dr. Love, the Sport Radio Woman
Charles Andrew Payne ... Opponent 1 (as Charles Payne)
Brenda Crichlow ... Jackie


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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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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This Ernest film has been on DVD four times. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released it on August 5, 2003. Lions Gate Entertainment re-released it on March 23, 2007. Disney released it on February 10, 2008 as part of the "Ernest 2-Movie Collection" along with Ernest Goes to Jail (1990). Image Entertainment re-released it on June 5, 2012 as part of "Ernest's Wacky Adventures Volume 2" along with Ernest Goes to Africa (1997), Ernest Goes to School (1994) and Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983). 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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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Not one of the better Ernest movies
10 June 2003 | by csweetleaf2See 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 Mr. Moloch who is a greedy millionare and he 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. Overall I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars and I remember that I used to give this movie only 1 or 2 stars.

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20 June 1995 (USA) See more »

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