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By Michael Sauter
Updated June 16, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Slam Dunk Ernest

type
  • Movie

Jim Varney’s seventh romp as Southern-fried peabrain Ernest P. Worrell hits a new low in stupidity — and a new high in schmaltz. Our hero is stuck on the bench in a basketball league until an archangel (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) gives him magical sneakers that enable Ernest to sky even higher than Air Jordan. Building to the obligatory Big Game, the moronic Slam Dunk Ernest, a direct-to-video comedy, makes a show of sending kids a message (shoes don’t win games, teamwork does). But what it’s mostly about is Varney making his goofy faces in front of a fish-eye lens. D

Slam Dunk Ernest

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG

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