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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 USA VHS included a collector's coin inside the package that had the Tune Squad on one side and the MonStars on the other side. 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 »


Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 February 2015 (2015) See more »


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Written by Jean-Paul DeCoster (as Jean Paul DeCoster), Phil Wilde (as Filip DeWilde), and Simon Harris
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of Critique Records Inc.
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I Was Entertained
26 February 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I notice a lot of people have very few kind words to say about SPACE JAM . I must admit that being a Scot I have little interest in basketball and know very little of the career of Michael Jordan ( Who's Michael Jordan ? ) but I still found this movie to be fair entertainment . I guess a lot of people dislike this movie because Mr Jordan played for such and such a basketball team

A bunch of evil aliens invade Looney Tunes World and cast the cartoon characters into slavery and it's left to a sports legend to save them ! Come on guys , plots don't come anymore original than that so what's there to dislike ? We also have a subplot of the aliens interfering with other basketball players which did cause some amusement to this audience member . Also very enjoyable were the number of cameos that crept up through the movie , most notably Bill Murray

Okay I wouldn't say SPACE JAM is as great as WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT but it's still an entertaining family movie regardless of how you feel about sport . With this in mind I'm totally puzzled why my local ITV station decided to broadcast it at 1.10 am !

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