GenreAction, Drama ProductionMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Duration CountryUnited States
CastJim Brown (Curtis Hook), Judy Pace (Iris Daniels), Roland Bob Harris (Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)), Paul Harris (Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)), Frank Dekova (Capiello), Ted Cassidy (Glover) Release dateSeptember 26, 1973 (1973-09-26) Similar moviesAnt-Man, Blackjack, Inception, Heist, Now You See Me, Cliffhanger
TaglineJim Brown goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash.
The slams 1973 theatrical trailer
The Slams is a 1973 film directed by Jonathan Kaplan starring Jim Brown.
Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) is caught by the police after a heist. In jail, Curtis has to deal with people who want to know where he stashed the loot while also trying to get out of jail in time to get the money before its hiding place is demolished.
JIM BROWN goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash.
The film was produced by Gene Corman, brother of famous B-movie producer Roger Corman. Gene hired Kaplan on the basis of the director's handling of the black subplot in Roger Corman's The Student Teachers. The only requirement was that Kaplan meet with Jim Brown. "I found him to be quite sweet, quite charming," says Kaplan.
Kaplan found Gene Corman a far more hands on producer than his brother, casting the movie and using his own editor. The film was shot on location mostly at Lincoln Heights Prison in Los Angeles.
Brown wanted to fight someone bigger than him in a fight scene so Ted Cassidy was cast. Kaplan said he found the way to keep Brown engaged in the movie was to get him involved in some sort of competition, so he organised people to play chess with him in between takes.
"We got along because I treated him like an actor, not like an ex-football player," said Kaplan.
Jim Brown as Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace as Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris as Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)