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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Simona Ventura is Italian voice of Lola Bunny. See more »


After the alien steals Patrick Ewing's talent the referee throws the ball to him for a free throw. The ball hits Ewing in the chest. When Michael is watching TV and sees the replay of the incident, the ball hits Ewing in the forehead. 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 »


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Written and Produced by R. Kelly
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Slam Dunk For Bugs
4 May 2001 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

One of my earliest inspirations was Bugs Bunny and the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes. This movie brings back all the favorites. And not just Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the other stars. This movie features every character that ever appeared in a Warner Bros. cartoon. Your eyes are certainly kept busy looking for each one! Pairing the animation with Michael Jordan's athletic abilities may seem a little mismatched. But the game just becomes that much more enjoyable.

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