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Kazaam (1996)

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

Director:

(as Paul M. Glaser)

Writers:

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

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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Nick
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Travis
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Mother Love ...
Mrs. Duke (as JoAnne Hart)
Brandon Durand ...
Vasquez
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Elito (as Wade J. Robson)
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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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He's A Rappin' Genie With An Attitude... And He's Ready For Slam-Dunk Fun! 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,131,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$18,876,581 (USA) (1 November 1996)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Costelloe plays a firefighter in this movie. In real life, he was a firefighter for 11 years before retiring in 1998. He also played a volunteer firefighter in The Sopranos (1999). 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

Max Connor: I wish I had junk food from here to the sky!
Kazaam: Why not? Higher than high?
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Soundtracks

Groovin
Performed by Pato Banton
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(Sigh.)
26 February 2002 | by (Lincoln, NE USA) – See all my reviews

There's only one thing I need to say about this movie - the scene where Shaq is in a musical number with Francis Capra's character about wanting to be a genie; never see this movie. The story is horrible, the acting is terrible (c'mon, it's Shaq!) and I'd rather see Capra in Free Willy (equally horrible) twice before ever seeing this movie.


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