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The Slams (1973)

Everybody is after the money stolen by Hook (Jim Brown) before he ended up in prison including the villainous head guard Capt. Stambell.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writer:

Richard DeLong Adams (as Richard L. Adams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace ... Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris Roland Bob Harris ... Capt. Otis Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Paul Harris ... Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)
Frank DeKova ... Capiello (as Frank De Kova)
Ted Cassidy ... Glover
Frenchia Guizon Frenchia Guizon ... Macey
John Dennis ... Sergeant Morella / Flood (per credits)
Jac Emel Jac Emel ... Zack
Quinn K. Redeker ... Warden (as Quinn Redeker)
Betty Cole Betty Cole ... Mother
Robert Phillips ... Cohalt
Dick Miller ... Cab Driver
Jan Merlin ... Saddler
Carmen Argenziano ... Minor Role
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Storyline

After a murderous heist Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) is caught by the police. The police, prisoners and guards want to know where he stashed the $1.5 million. When the place where he stashed the money is scheduled to be demolished Hook makes plans to get out of jail promptly. Written by <pnapp@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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They hated "Hook" because he was Black...because he was "rich"! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

26 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A golpes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening heist is shot in the same Baldwin Hills oil field location (near LAX) that was used as the 'Victory Motel' site in LA Confidential. See more »

Goofs

There is no way a cement mixer truck would be left overnight in a prison, especially with cement in it. The disposal of the prison guard in the mixer is gruesome but very unrealistic. See more »

Connections

References Belle de Jour (1967) See more »

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Obscure blaxploitation
12 January 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Despite having a lead actor who was one of the prominent actors in the 1970s blaxploiation film genre, "The Slams" has been all but forgotten since its theatrical release, not even getting a release on VHS or DVD. Watching the movie, it becomes pretty easy to figure out why no one has been clamoring for its resurrection. Even for 1973, I am sure audiences found nothing really that original here. Every plot turn will be familiar to people who have seen their share of prison films or prison television shows. As a result, there is no excitement, even though there are plenty of prison beatings and fisticuffs along the way. Jim Brown tries, but there is little he can do with such a flat script. Recommended only for die hard fans of the blaxploitation genre.


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