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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.


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Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Micheal Jordan, the Babe Ruth of Basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild cartoon language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Jam - El Juego del Siglo  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,528,529 (USA) (15 November 1996)


$90,443,603 (USA) (21 March 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Tune Squad's jersey numbers: 1, Bugs Bunny; 2, Daffy Duck; 3, Sniffles the Mouse; 6, Yosemite Sam; 8, Porky Pig; 9, Sylvester; 10, Lola Bunny; 13, Wile E. Coyote; 22, Bill Murray; 23, Michael Jordan; 25, Barnyard Dawg; 33, Foghorn Leghorn; 53, Elmer Fudd; heart symbol, Pepe Le Pew; exclamation point, Tasmanian Devil; question mark, Beaky Buzzard. See more »


When Swackhammer says to the little Nerdluck, "Nice! Did you see the move on that one?" the Nerdluck is red. Previously, the Nerdluck had been a brownish color. See more »


[first lines]
James Jordan: Michael? What are you doin', son? It's after midnight.
Michael Jordan at 10: I can't sleep, Paps.
James Jordan: Well, neither can we with all that noise you're making. C'mon, let's go inside.
Michael Jordan at 10: Just one more shot?
James Jordan: All right, just one.
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Crazy Credits

Stills from the movie is shown during the credits at the end. See more »


Features Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) See more »


Pump Up The Jam
Written by Ya Kid K (as Manuella Kamosi) and Thomas DeQuincey
Performed by Technotronic
Courtesy of ARS Productions, Belgium/SBK Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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It's got game
25 September 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Space Jam is a very enjoyable movie featuring probably the most popular cartoon characters ever. The plot may seem rather weak to you and me, but let's not forget that this movie was made for children. Space Jam has all the humor of the classic shorts that made us love Bugs, Daffy and all the rest. Michael Jordan actually wasn't that bad in this movie, considering he is not a professional actor. Bill Murray was very hilarious. Thumbs up on this one.

"That's all folks!"

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