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Slamma Jamma (2017)

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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

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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 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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Sometimes redemption is found above the rim. See more »

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Слэм Джем See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,687,000, 24 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,687,000, 24 March 2017
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RiverRain Productions See more »
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Color
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All exterior scenes were filmed on-site in Flavortown, USA. See more »

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5 June 2017 | by newman-93826See all my reviews

What separates this film, from most sports movies, is has less to do with basketball, and much ado with the ignorant community. Just reading the AV Club knows that film critic was out to get the filmmakers and he should be deeply ashamed.

This is an absolute must see movie, if the movie is true to what happened in real life I don't know, but it is one of the best movies I've seen this millennium so far :)

This is another one of the movie that makes you feel good and touch your emotions deeply.

I thought that this movie was excellent, one of the best, very many great young actors for example Chris Staples. The ending was predictable, but nonetheless entertaining.

Overall I liked this movie, it even made me cry and not just a few tears but a lot (along with my chin quivering a bit)

I am glad I saw this movie, and would recommend anyone else, who is contemplating seeing it, to just see it. I initially put off seeing the movie due to reading comments about how "predictable" it was and comments like, "Oh just another movie about how some guy who over come the odds to win the BIG GAME". But the movie is about so much more - I believe in God - and about values and lessons in integrity. You don't have to be a slam dunk enthusiast to enjoy it because the slam dunking is really just a backdrop to the main theme of the story. But then again, if you like amazing slam dunks - most anywhere in any film, you should also find the these scenes enjoyable.


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