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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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John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)
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Cast

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
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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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It's Showtime Fun When Ernest Teams Up With NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slam Dunk Ernest See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Along with Mr Bean and Pee wee Herman, Ernest P Worrell is considered to be one of the greatest family entertainers of all time. 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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References Mallrats (1995) See more »

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play it soft
16 April 2012 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

After the first few Ernest movies caught people's attention in theaters, there were a few that went straight to video. "Slam Dunk Ernest" is the only one that I've seen. It depicts the lovable dimwit getting a pair of basketball shoes from an angel who looks strangely like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with the warning not to misuse them.

Quite frankly, I think that they could have ended the series with "Ernest Rides Again" and not made this one. It's not terrible, but I doubt that Jim Varney truly wanted to end his life having made a series of straight-to-video flicks, especially such absurd ones. As for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I still like to think of him as Roger Murdock. Or as the crier in "The Stand".

PS: Miguel A. Núñez, Jr, played Spider in "Return of the Living Dead".


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