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Slow Jam King (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 July 2004 (USA)
Brought together by a carjacking, a motley multiracial trio head for an escapist roadtrip to Nashville, where they discover truth, fake perfume, and the dirty underbelly of the country music scene.


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Credited cast:
... JoJo
Whitney Melton ... Vance
D.K. Bowser ... Devaun
Rona Figueroa ... Rese
Beresford Bennett ... Buck Garvey
... Tracy Fontaine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trish Balbert ... Belle
Rick Bartow ... Karaoke Host
Joel Bernardo ... Slow Jam balladeer #2
Adam Charity ... The Colonel
Christian Cruz ... Slow Jam balladeer #3
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. ... Reverend
Pete Diamond ... Young Van Rivers (photo)
Will Dickey ... Van River's sidekick
... Davey Dave


JoJo, a Filipino-American, poseur gangsta-pimp, thinks he hears his call to the streets and carjacks Vance, a mysterious traveling perfume salesman who fancies cowboy hats. In tow is Devaun, JoJo's best friend, who tries desperately to protect Vance from JoJo, and JoJo from the law. But no one is safe from JoJo's impulses, as the motley trio hits the road to Nashville, and slowly succumb to an escapist adventure that takes them further away from JoJo's reality, but closer to Vance's reality. When JoJo discovers the truth about his reluctant road companion, the trip takes a turn that leads the three of them to truth, love, and the dirty underbelly of the Nashville country music scene. Written by Steve Mallorca

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Believe in yourself even when you don't.




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$12,000 (estimated)
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Writer-director Steven E. Mallorca also composed and performed much of the original music, including the Van Rivers country tunes, the '70s falsettos ballad from the opening credits, and several featured hip-hop tracks throughout the film. See more »

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Making the BIG TIME!
9 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I would like to know how to update my photo and biography for this site. Also correct the spelling of my name. Although working on "Slow Jam King" was a terrific experience. All of the actors were very pleasant and easy to get along with. Steve is a wonderful director who is laid back and knows what he wants. This is a quality which is very admirable and produces great results in actors. Steve makes you feel comfortable on set and makes delivery easy and stress free. Seeing myself on the big screen was even more exciting. But most of all hearing all the wonderful enthusiastic comments of my friends and even a stranger who recognized me from the film was very rewarding. Many of my associates thought "Slow Jam King" was a very tasteful and funny journey. Thanks to you all, Ranardo. Although I would like to see my name spelled correctly one this site and in the credits, which is "Ranardo-Domeico Grays" and not any thing different...maybe one day! I hope Steve hires me for his next film **wink**

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