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Slamma Jamma

MPAA Rating: PG-Rating (MPAA) for thematic elements, some violence and language.
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Teens Family Adults
Christian Sports Drama
1 hr. 49 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
March 24, 2017 (wide—1,000+ theaters)
DVD: November 7, 2017
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Relevant Issues
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living with false accusations

conversion in prison


justice of God



death of a loved one

goodness and righteousness

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Issue of pain and suffering

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

Does God feel our pain? Answer

ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

Featuring: 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
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Director: Timothy A. Chey
Producer: RiverRain Productions
Timothy A. Chey
Distributor: Fallen Distribution

“Sometimes redemption happens above the rim”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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.”

  • Violence: Moderate
  • Profane language: OMG (1), d*mn (1), h*ll (3)
  • Vulgar/Crude language: None
  • Nudity: Mild—women in bikinis, cleavage, shirtless males
  • Sex: None
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Movie Critics
…has a good heart and fine messages… While this basketball film sometimes stumbles a bit narratively and content-wise, on the court its slam dunk maestros literally soar. … [4/5]
Paul Asay, Plugged In
…uplifting, positive movie with strong Christian faith and values. It calls on people to choose God’s love and turn to faith to overcome the world’s troubles. …[2/4]
Ted Baehr, Movieguide
…The film’s hoary, melodramatic plotting and painfully awkward dialogue leave nary a cliché untouched. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…If “Slamma Jamma” isn’t the worst movie ever made about basketball, then it’s because some of the actual hoops footage is decent… Otherwise, this is close to the nadir of faux-inspirational filmmaking… packed with abrupt melodramatic incidents, nonsensical subplots, and blurted dialogue…
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, A.V. Club
… a weak script, together with production values indicative of a low budget… The faith elements are limned only sparingly, making this movie a tough slog even for those inclined to look favorably on religious fare…
Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service