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1h 32m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Blending conventions of fictional and documentary cinema, a story about the prison relationship between a rapper and a teacher that inspires the former to improve conditions on the streets of Washington DC.

Film Details

Also Known As
Slam
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES
Location
Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Blending conventions of fictional and documentary cinema, a story about the prison relationship between a rapper and a teacher that inspires the former to improve conditions on the streets of Washington DC.

Cast

Stephen E. Miller

Extra

Brian D Kelly

Lehima Davis

Sweetest Revolutionary

Ron Jones

John L Gentry

Jeanette Jackson

Robert Flores

Agnes Johnson

Danielle Mitchell

Daisy Reinhardt

Karkesha Best

Todd Baker

Judith Rahilly

Norman Mcpherson

Sharon Sharon

Marvin Gralnick

Clara Britt

Gretchen Nelson

Sophia Holman

Marquise Green

Zachary Banks

Bertrand Thomas

Darryl Butler

Donnell Robinson

Richard Stratton

Tony A Robinson

Victor V Soto

Lorenzo Charlene

Reginald Sullivan

Thomas Matthes

Terence Fenwick

Eric Quiroga

Ashley Louis

Beau Sia

Wayne Smith

Steve Hodgkins

Susan Rogers

Ronald Armstrong

Sharon Washington

Adonna Carr

S Umar

Reggie Mason

Alden Wilson

Marion Barry Jr.

E K Webb

Klini Ibura Salaam

Michelle Flowers

Dameka Carpenter

Carlos Cole

Albert L Hewley

Lydia Goldstein

Khari Akinsheye

Michelle Robinson

Bijon Davis

Karen Jo Davis

Anderson E Carter

Charley Ray

Joseph Bragg

Eric Prather

Nakell Carpenter

Darnell Williams

Steve Hager

Andre Taylor

Stephan Tate

Orlando Jackson

Paul C Brown

Talib Watson

Carmen O'connor

Ruth Yohannes

Samuel Richardson

Lionell Pugh

Melissa Battazar

Karl White

Wilson Joseph

Daniel M Favors

Mignonette E Dooley

James Linder

Reamer Shedrick

Yolanda Wilson

Quiah Saydee

Chris Simuneh

Yvette C Gordon

David Donaldson

Osborne West

Lawrence Wilson

Kevin Hudgens

Maurice Alexander

Oliver Mallah

Tyrone Conner

Leonard A Thompson

Harry Herbert

Anthony Brown

Josh Felsen

Jamila Brewton

Charmaine Chase

Fernando Moore

Herve Auguste

Eddie Black

Christopher Simmons

Nasir Naqvi

Latanya Michelle Graham

Linda Haynes

Matthew Green

Jelani Cobb

Shely Davidou

Tz-nehisi Coates

Stewart Meyer

Beans Father

Denise Helon

Rachel Zellars

Kecia Braxton

Garvier Anthony

Edward Stephens

Janie Scruggs

Karen Glass

Assata Efuru Ma'at

Kimberli Carter-harrington

Howard Morgan

Mary L Johnson

Momolu Stewart

Anne Linsmayer

Fidelis Feeley

Christopher Robinson

H Bruno

Bob Holman

Deborah Hill

Milton Evans

Denard Parker

Paul Devlin

Christopher Williams

Mark Smith

John Sinclair

Helene Gralnick

James Johnson

Eric Kitttrell

Giorgio Gomelsky

Kenneth Blackson

Stefanie Scarborough

Brian Scott

Carolyn Morris

Steven Starr

Bonz Malone

Zeynep Wichmann

Shaqonda Samuels

Sean Briggs

Gerry Dyson

Edward L Joyner

Imani Tolliver

Freedome Traine

Jennifer Thomas

Alan C Page

Weusi Baraka

Ilyana Kadushin

Johnny Foye

Leon Greenbaum

Brittney Jackson

Tyrone Williams

Brandon Johnson

Roy Martin

Arvaje Prather

William D Haynes

Kathy Ebel

Marc Green

Liza Jessie Peterson

Jessica Care Moore

Taylor Mali

Jonathon Gray

Kevin Metts

Reggie Lassiter

Nyikeva Haight

Jay Hawkins

Laroy Bryant

Charles Davis

Imani Uzuri

Jessie Hicks

Wood Harris

Sherile Cargill

Dj Renegade

Marvin J Sewell

Sonja Sohn

Keyonna Mcduffe

Ebony Copeland

M Little

Tariq Amir

Songul Akturk

Libby Black

Rhozier Brown

Matthew Upshaw

Lavar Kearney

Edwin Onyetwu

Harry Cashwell

Amos M Sirleaf

Denise Thomas

Levi Ibeawuchi

Arlisha Doctor

Gwen Robinson-el

Allan E Lucas

Jerome Goldman

Crew

L Alford

Song

M Allen

Song

E Almonte

Song

Philip Bailey

Song

Eric Barrier

Song

R Bean

Song

Mark Benjamin

Director Of Photography

Rob Black

Song Performer

Construction Brass

Song Performer

A Brown

Song

Rhozier T Brown

Consultant

Neil Cedar

Dialogue Editor

Coolio

Song Performer

Brian Cotnoir

Editing

J Crain

Song

C Daniels

Song

Philippe Desloovere

Sound Designer

Alan Deutsch

Camera

W Digregorio

Song

Rick Dior

Visual Effects

F Edwards

Song

Alison Ellwood

Editing

John Fareed

Song

R Fisher

Song

R Frierson

Song

C Gavin

Song

Keir Gist

Song

Rl Haggard

Song

J Hall

Song

Zeal Harris

Makeup

C Hayward

Song

D Hill

Song

David Hocs

Sound

Aj-basser Holly

Song

Nasis Hurst

Song

Kamaal Ibn

Song

A Ivey

Song

Marcus Janner

Titles

David Jauni

Sound

A Johnson

Song

Claude Johnson

Song

S Johnson

Song

Russell Jones

Song Performer

L Jones

Song

R Jones

Song

Julianne Jordan

Music Supervisor

Holly Kempner

Titles

Henri Kessler

Executive Producer

Henri Kessler

Producer

K Killgo

Song

John Kirby

Titles

Ricky Leigh Mensh

Music

Marc Levin

Screenplay

Marc Levin

From Story

Marc Levin

Producer

Emir Lewis

Editor

W Lewis

Song

Darren Lighty

Song

Bonz Malone

Screenplay

Bonz Malone

Creative Consultant

J Marshall

Song

Al Mckay

Song

Martin Mckinney

Song

R Mcnair

Song

David Mcrae

Song

Pras Michel

Song

Paul Miller

Music

Paul Miller

Song

Marvin Moorehough

Song

Kejuan Muchita

Song

Randy Muller

Song

Ray Palagy

Sound Designer

David Peipers

Executive Producer

H Pierre

Song

Daphne Pinkerson

Associate Producer

Daphne Pinkerson

Video

D Politi

Song

Manish Raval

Music Coordinator

Busta Rhymes

Song Performer

R Ross

Song

V Santiago

Song

Jeremy Saulnier

Makeup

O Saunders

Song

Mona Scott-young

Music

Tony Slocum

Dialogue Editor

T Smith

Song

Sonja Sohn

Screenplay

Tim Squyres

Editing

Jason Stoff

Titles

Richard Stratton

From Story

Richard Stratton

Screenplay

Richard Stratton

Producer

K Toney

Song

J Trugman

Song

Eleni Tsokanos

Production Coordinator

Happy Walters

Music Supervisor

T Washinton

Song

B White

Song

Maurice White

Song

Pam Widener

Editor

Saul Williams

Screenplay

Goel Witherspoon

Song

Tom Wolfe

Music Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Slam
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES
Location
Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Director (Levin) at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival.

Winner of the Camera d'Or at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States October 23, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States Fall October 9, 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States October 21, 1998

Released in United States on Video March 9, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival (Experimenta Program) November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October 15-24, 1998.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1998.

Shown at St Louis International Film Festival (closing night) October 29 - November 8, 1998.

TriMark Pictures acquired worldwide distribution rights at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for a reported $2.5 million.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at St Louis International Film Festival (closing night) October 29 - November 8, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video March 9, 1999

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October 15-24, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall October 9, 1998

Released in United States October 21, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States October 23, 1998

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival (Experimenta Program) November 5-19, 1998.)