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Space Jam (1996)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  15 November 1996 (USA)
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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manner Washington ...
Jeffery Jordan (as Manner 'Mooky' Washington)
Eric Gordon ...
Brandon Hammond ...
James Jordan
Tyrone Bogues ...
Larry Johnson ...
Larry Johnson
Shawn Bradley ...
Shawn Bradley


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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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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)


£11,262,322 (UK) (11 April 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie pokes some subtle jabs at Disney, and ironically would first air on Network TV as part of ABC's Wonderful World of Disney. See more »


After Wile E. Coyote crashes into the auditorium, Daffy steps on his nose. On the very next shot, Daffy is walking in the aisle, but Wile E. is not visible behind him. 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

After the credits, various characters quarrel over who gets to say "That's All Folks", then 'Michael Jordan' says "Can I go home now?" Then the Looney Toons "That's all folks!" written text slides over. See more »


References My Bunny Lies Over the Sea (1948) See more »


Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)
Written by B-Real, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Coolio (as Artis Ivey Jr.),
LL Cool J (as Todd Smith), Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Jean Claude Olivier, and Samuel Barnes
Produced by Track Masters
Performed by B-Real (as B Real), Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man
B Real appears courtesy of Ruffhouse/Columbia Records
Busta Rhymes appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
Coolio appears courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
LL Cool J and Method Man appears courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
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Simply Fun
23 June 2001 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for intelligent, high-brow comedy...what is WRONG with you, this is a LOONEY TUNES MOVIE! Sheesh...this film is nothing outstanding, but it is simply fun. I'm sure that Michael Jordan enjoyed star billing, but as is usually the case when your co-star is a cartoon rabbit with more than 50 years of experience behind him (and one of the best catch phrases in cinema), he is up-staged by Bugs Bunny. Oh, not to say that Jordan turned in a poor performance. Thank goodness this guy at least seems to have a good sense of humor.But there's some simple, pure enjoyment in watching this film. I got a kick out of the big basketball game, and found the sequence with Bugs and Daffy retrieving Michael's lucky boxers to be a riot. Yea, the plot is pretty hare-brained ('scuse me, Bugs...duck-brained;D), but it's nothing unworthy of Looney Tunes. Don't ever forget that-this is a Looney Tunes film. They got away with using anything for a plot, and this movie is in the same tradition. It's like asking a movie about Beavis and Butthead to be artful and dramatic. Looney Tunes represent the goofy side of animation, and this film adheres well to that philosophy. I recommend this for any fan of Looney Tunes...oh yea, if your a sports fan, you should enjoy it too. I, a mild basketball fan, really enjoyed myself.

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