Slam Dunk Ernest

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  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.6  (2,100)

Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 family comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III, starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell, a lovable but accident-prone janitor who dreams of becoming a basketball star. The movie revolves around his journey to achieve his dream and win a basketball game for his team. Ernest works as a janitor in a local high school, where he discovers his passion for basketball by playing with a group of students. Despite his lack of skills, he dreams of playing for the school's basketball team and proving to everyone that he's not just a janitor. His eagerness and enthusiasm for the sport catch the attention of Coach Vito, who sees potential in Ernest and decides to give him a chance to join the team.

Ernest quickly becomes the team's mascot and motivator, but he still struggles to learn the basics of the sport. With the help of his friends, including Walter (Cylk Cozart), a former pro basketball player turned coach, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a legendary NBA player who makes a cameo as himself, Ernest begins to understand the fundamentals of basketball and improve his game.

As he becomes more confident, Ernest faces his biggest challenge yet when he must lead the team to victory against their arch-rivals, the Knights, in the annual final game. The Knights are the undefeated champions, and their star player, Armand (Colin Lawrence), is determined to crush Ernest and his team.

The movie is full of hilarious moments, with Jim Varney's signature slapstick humor and endearing portrayal of the lovable Ernest. The supporting cast is equally charming, with Cylk Cozart as the mentor figure and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar adding his star power to the film.

At its core, Slam Dunk Ernest is a heartwarming underdog story about overcoming obstacles and following one's dreams. It emphasizes the values of teamwork, perseverance, and determination, and sends a positive message about the importance of believing in oneself.

Overall, Slam Dunk Ernest is a fun, feel-good sports movie that's perfect for the whole family. Its goofy humor and heartfelt moments make it an entertaining and uplifting watch that kids and adults alike can enjoy.

Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    4.6  (2,100)