Slamma Jamma

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Timothy A. Chey
Production: RiverRain Productions
 
IMDB:
6.5
PG
Year:
2017
104 min
$1,687,000
Website
27 Views


(CHEERING)

TV ANNOUNCER:
He is one

of the greatest dunkers

of our generation, Bill.

Oh, my! The mustard

is off the hot dog!

What a play from Michael Diggs.

That's 34 points for the sophomore!

Bill, this young man

has an incredible future

here, at USC.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

TV ANNOUNCER:
And that's the

game! They win it at the buzzer!

(ALL CLAMORING)

Michael, you have so

many fans here tonight!

My biggest fan is my ma.

I love you, Ma!

Lisa, I love you too!

Craig! Where Craig at?

My best friend Craig!

All right! Watch out. Gimme that.

Hey, shout out to this dude right here.

I'm so proud of you,

bro. You did your thing.

- Yeah!

- Everybody...

Y'all thought we couldn't do it,

but we did it, baby! Let's go!

It appears that Michael Diggs has

been charged with armed robbery.

The basketball phenom and USC champion

is now appearing in court.

The trial starts today for Michael Diggs,

the once huge NBA prospect, who

is now charged with armed robbery.

Michael Diggs was convicted today

of the armed robbery charge

that happened last year.

His penalty phase, it's coming up.

(GATE SQUEAKS)

There's no one here.

I didn't tell anybody.

(SIGHS)

Understood.

Can I give you a lift?

No. I'm okay. I'll do it on my own.

Have you decided what you're gonna do?

Haven't even thought that far yet.

Well, I wish you the best, Michael.

You too, Warden.

- How much?

- Three-fifty.

Oh...

- It's gone up.

- It has.

(COINS CLATTER)

Hey,

didn't you use to play basketball?

Yeah. Long time ago.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

PLAYER:
Let's go!

Where's your D at, bro?

Yeah! Yo!

Go, go, go!

(DISHES CLATTER)

(SIGHS SOFTLY)

Hi, Mama.

GEMMA:
Michael.

Why didn't you tell me you was out?

- Why didn't you...

- I didn't want to bother you.

- You just saw me last week.

- Oh, I could have met you.

Don't worry. It's okay, Mama.

You should have told

me. I would've met you.

It's okay.

You're like a changed man.

I am.

A changed man.

Praise God.

- So where's Taye?

- Taye? Well...

Your little brother, he's not doing well.

What does that mean?

He's not doing well.

Where is he?

(SIGHS)

I don't know, he's out.

Let me look at you.

You look so healthy. I

prayed every day and night.

Come on, you gonna stay

in your old bedroom.

All right, Mom. Look,

just for a time, though.

Oh, don't be silly. You gonna

stay there as long as you want.

GEMMA:
Here, son.

- Take it.

- No, Ma.

Look, I still got some money

that the prison gave me.

It's okay.

I'll make us some dinner.

No, Ma. Ma. I already ate.

Listen, I gotta go do some things,

but I'll be back, all right?

Where you going?

I gotta get a job.

(SCOFFS) That can wait. You just got out.

I'll be fine, Ma.

Don't bug me with this nonsense.

I told you already. How

many times I got to...

Hey, man, have you seen Taye around?

Michael!

I'll call you back.

- When did you get out of jail?

- Today.

Welcome home.

- Thank you, man.

- Yeah, yeah.

No, I haven't seen him.

All right. No worries. Take it easy.

(DOOR CLOSES)

Jerry, some kid slipped and fell.

Aisle 9. The mom's pretty upset.

Seriously? Did they get hurt?

Hey, listen, I gotta go

take care of this thing.

I don't have time to look at this.

Not much experience, huh?

Listen, I'd be a great worker.

Okay. We'll give it a shot.

All right. Great. When can I start?

- You can start today.

- Now?

- Yeah. Now.

- Okay.

- Enjoy your day.

- WOMAN:
You too.

Taye, man!

What up?

Yo, what's up? When did you get out?

Yesterday.

Oh, all right.

Man, I was wondering if we

could hang out after work?

I just got this new job.

Yeah. If I'm free.

That's cool.

Yeah, it's good seeing

you after all this time.

Listen, uh, I gotta go, all right?

All right, little bro.

See you soon.

I got the ball!

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS)

Hey, guard George! Get George! Come on!

- Come on, come on!

- Watch it! Watch it! Watch it!

Whoo!

On the ball!

Here it comes, here it

comes. Here it comes.

Whoo! That's game! That's right. (CHUCKLES)

All right, who's next?

Hey, man. You play?

It's been a while.

That don't matter.

- Come on.

- All right.

- Yo, you gonna wear that, man?

- What?

Your supermarket apron.

Oh!

(CHUCKLES)

- Let's go.

- Thanks.

You sure you can play though, right?

Like I said, it's been a while.

What do you mean "been a while"?

- I mean...

- Nah, it's all right. That's cool.

We just need another guy.

We're all right. Ball up.

Here we go.

Shoot that! Shoot that!

Steal that! Steal that!

I was open!

I'm up!

Deep! Deep! Deep! Deep!

Deep! Deep! Deep!

Deep!

(GRUNTS)

(SCREAMING)

Come on, to the hoop!

Man! Hey, come on, now.

You straight? You straight?

I'm feeling good, man. I'm good.

Let's go! Pass the ball! Come on, man!

Pass the ball! Go! He's open, he's open.

- Damn.

- Yo! Yo, he was wide open. Come on, man!

- Come on, man!

- I got you, I got you. I got you.

You might think that

you can hurl me down

(CHEERING)

- No way!

- That's game.

- Well, where did that come from?

- I don't know.

Yo, maybe he's LeBron in disguise.

Dude, where did that come from, bro?

I told you, I ain't played in a while.

Yeah, right, not played in a while.

(ALL SIGHING)

Yo, how come we haven't

ever seen you before?

- You just move here?

- Yeah.

You must have played

some kind of college ball.

- You just didn't come out of nowhere.

- TERRELL:
He did.

Brother played at USC, right?

First team All-American.

Averaged 27 points per,

and led USC to an NCAA tournament,

then he got arrested.

Good to see you too, Terrell.

Oh, you played for USC?

I think I remember you now!

You got arrested for

robbing someone, right?

Good to know some things never die.

Yo, I'm sorry. Who are you?

I'm an agent.

- An agent?

- Yes. An agent.

What are you doing here?

I'm looking for the next big client.

If it's any of your business.

I'm your next big client.

No, I don't think so.

(SCOFFS) Well, you obviously never

seen me play then before, huh?

- Am I right?

- I've seen you play.

And?

You have about as much

chance to make the NBA

as that thing over there.

(SIGHS)

(DISTANT BARKING)

LISA:
Well, I didn't mean to.

Why are you gonna stay at home?

LISA'S MOM:
'Cause I'm tired.

I just made that whole meal and I'm tired.

CRAIG:
Why are you acting like that?

LISA'S MOM:
Because I'm old.

- LISA:
Mom...

- CRAIG:
...nothing to do. Come on.

LISA'S MOM:
You know what, I'm

tired. I'm about to go to bed.

LISA:
But no...

(CLAMORING)

- Michael?

- Hi.

When'd you get out?

A few days ago.

- Lisa?

- LISA:
Yeah?

- (CLEARS THROAT) You got a visitor.

- Who?

- Hi.

- CRAIG:
Who is that?

It's Michael.

Michael?

Michael, you remember Craig,

right?

- Man. When did you...

- A few days ago.

(CRAIG SIGHING)

Look, man, I know you feel some type of way

because I ain't come see

you while you was in the pen.

But, as you heard, I'm

playing in the League now.

The schedule's kinda crazy.

You understand, right?

Yeah, I understand.

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Timothy A. Chey

Timothy A. Chey is an American film producer, writer and director. Among his films are Fakin' da Funk, Gone, Impact: The Passion of the Christ, Suing the Devil, The Genius Club, Live Fast, Die Young, Final the Rapture, Epic Journey, Freedom, David and Goliath, and Slamma Jamma. more…

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