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

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15 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Space Jam - El Juego del Siglo  »

Box Office

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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£11,262,322 (UK) (11 April 1997)
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Trivia

The Union Hall in which the Looney Tunes characters meet is entitled "Union Hall 839", a reference to the actual Hollywood Animation Guild, which is Union Local 839. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning during the Suns-Knicks game, after Barkley's talent is taken he is standing around waving his arms. The shot clock above the goal counts down 9, 8, 7 then the basket is made which resets the shot clock to 24 after this the clock goes 24, 23, 24, 23. See more »

Quotes

[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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Spoofs Rising Sun (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles) and Freedom Williams (as Frederick (Freedom) Williams)
Performed by C.C. Music Factory (as C+C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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