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Kazaam (1996)

A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.

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(as Paul M. Glaser)

Writers:

(story) (as Paul M. Glaser), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Mother Love ...
Mrs. Duke (as JoAnne Hart)
Brandon Durand ...
Vasquez
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Jake
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Carlos
Jonathan Carrasco ...
Z-Dog
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Vasquez's Sidekick
Todd Sible ...
Engineer Ed
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Storyline

Being a lone young boy in the 'hood" is dangerous and unpleasant. This is what Max experiences when he fools a gang of local toughs who cornered him at school. The gang finds out that the key he gave them is of no value in committing a robbery, and they chase him through the streets of his neighborhood, bent on revenge. He tries to escape by slipping into the open door of an old warehouse, but they follow him there, too. While running from them through aisles filled with all kinds of stuff, he bumps into an old boom box. By doing that, he manages to release Kazaam, a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years. In order to stay free, Kazaam must give Max three wishes. Written by Anonymous

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The world's most powerful genie has just met his match. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kazaam - Der Geist aus der Flasche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,131,000, 21 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,876,581, 3 November 1996
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Michael Glaser's last movie as a director. See more »

Goofs

Even though the movie is based in Brooklyn, while Max is talking with his dad in the car, you see a bus with Red and Orange stripes roll by. Buses in New York have blue stripes. Red and Orange were the colors of the Metro buses in Los Angeles in the early to mid-1990s. See more »

Quotes

Kazaam: That's not a wish, that's an insult!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Groovin
Written by Felix Cavaliere (uncredited) and Edward Brigati (uncredited)
Performed by Pato Banton
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Shaq should stay OUT of music and acting!!!
9 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

What a pathetic movie.

I won't waste much time commenting about it. I'm still trying to get back the couple hours I wasted on it.

Let me leave it simply with - Shaq has NO BUSINESS being an actor or singer. He is utterly without talent at both discplines. It's a crying shame that substantially more talented people waste away in community theatres and karaoke bars while Shaq uses his name as a basketball player to undeservedly get cast in movies and cut CDs.

Much of the failure of this movie was the pathetic no-talent that is Shaq.


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