The film opened this last weekend to great audience reviews including a 92% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes on over 1,000 votes submitted.
Five-time slam dunk champion Staples plays the lead character of Michael Diggs who seeks redemption after prison to win the national slam dunk championship.
Porter Maberry won the TNT slam dunk championship last year. And here’s the catch – he’s only 5’5. Maberry plays Doug Smith who gets taunted about his height by the players and the character played by NFL legend Michael Irvin.
“My whole life I’ve been discriminated,” says Maberry, “but the film shows how anyone can overcome adversity and win.”
Both Maberry and Staples have been blistering the country doing TV interviews on ABC, CBS, and Fox affiliates in Atlanta, DC, LA, Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, et al.
The film has been catching the hearts and minds of people and changing lives with scores of people telling how the film increased their faith. One mother brought her troubled son to a screening and he cried throughout the movie. Others have reported how the film helped them overcome depression; some even suicidal thoughts.
“Everyone loves this movie,” says Staples. “People told me about a vicious movie critic who tried to smear the film, but God wants me to love this guy. I feel sorry for him actually.”
‘SLAMMA JAMMA’, the new faith-based basketball movie is earning high marks as the film opened yesterday in theaters across the country.
The film has earned an 8.1 on IMDB and a 98% approval rating on pre-screenings.
Stephen A. Smith of ESPN says the film is comparable to ‘Rocky’. “If you liked ‘Rocky’,” says Smith, “you will love ‘Slamma Jamma’.
Dan Patrick of the ‘Dan Patrick Show’ also endorses the movie telling his audience to see it.
SLAMMA JAMMA is now playing in theaters nationwide in 281 cities across America.