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Slamma Jamma (2017)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 23 March 2017 (USA)
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Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.

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Timothy A. Chey

Writer:

Timothy A. Chey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Staples ... Michael Diggs
Michael Irvin ... Terrell
Jose Canseco ... Jose Canseco
Ryan Gunnarson ... Jerome Matthews
Ray Walia ... Pastor John Soul
Michael Hardy ... Brandon
Aqueela Zoll ... Linda Collins
Kelsey Caesar ... Taye
Gary Smith ... Craig Jackson
Kay Wallia ... Melinda Jones
Charles Hoyes ... Mark Jacobs
Rosemarie Smith-Coleman ... Gemma
Tammy Brawner ... Tammy Goodwin
Michael Cognata ... Lizare
William Thomas Jones ... Warden Ed Williams
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Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.

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Believe and you will Soar See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language | See all certifications »
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All exterior scenes were filmed on-site in Flavortown, USA. See more »

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a beautiful, well shot, and acted cinematic masterpiece.
6 August 2017 | by chloej-40137See all my reviews

I think this is one of my favourite films. The acting is superb, slam-dunk champion Staples shines in his role as Michael Diggs, and Michael Irvin is also pretty good as his former agent. As well as the smart acting there is a powerful script and storyline, i wont say the story because its probably already been said in other reviews, but the characters are believable and original.

The music is another good point for this film, the songs done by the rappers really add to the feel of the film and the title song "Slam" is a brilliant track.

My favourite aspect of this film is the director''s use of the camera, his slow pans around and smooth camera movements with no cuts are really good, this film contains some of the best shots i've seen and are really inspiring.Especially the scene when Chris is in the park hugging his mother's grave.

My main criticism of this film is the ending, the film was believable and real all the way through but the ending was a big letdown, my other criticism is that it is a bit too long and can lose the audiences attention by being a bit boring.

But overall this is a great film by one of Hollywood's best faith-based directors, and this film should have got more praise than it got, especially Chris Staple's performance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,687,000, 26 March 2017

Gross USA:

$1,687,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,687,000
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RiverRain Productions See more »
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