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Slam

1998-10-07 | Drama
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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written by Offline Publicist Young Ray Joshua lives in the Washington, DC, district known as Dodge City, which is dominated by gang wars. One day he is arrested when his drug dealer is gunned down while talking to him. He is put to prison where two rival gangs, Thug Life and the Union, want to recruit him as a member.
Director: Marc Levin
Stars: Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn

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The release date of Slam is October 07, 1998.
Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written by Offline Publicist Young Ray Joshua lives in the Washington, DC, district known as Dodge City, which is dominated by gang wars. One day he is arrested when his drug dealer is gunned down while talking to him. He is put to prison where two rival gangs, Thug Life and the Union, want to recruit him as a member..
The certification of Slam is R.
The director of Slam is Marc Levin.
On July 23, 2021, there were 4667 public reaction to Slam including should be required to watch, relatively fresh, nicely filmed, lyrical directing, visual poetry.
On July 23, 2021, the IMDB rating of Slam is 7.1/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 61/100, Metacritic rating is 0/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The genre of Slam is Drama.
The runtime of Slam is 100 minutes.
The casts of Slam are Saul Williams starring as Ray Joshua, Sonja Sohn starring as Lauren Bell, Bonz Malone starring as , Beau Sia starring as , Dominic Chianese Jr. starring as Officer Dom.
The production budget of Slam was 1 USD.
Slam won 1998 Cannes Film Festival, 1998 Sundance Film Festival, 1998 Gotham Awards, 1998 St. Louis International Film Festival.