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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)

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

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

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

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Porky Pig interrupts a Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner cartoon to announce an emergency "cartoon character union meeting". Later, when Daffy is complaining about his job while retrieving Michael Jordan's gear, he says, "If this were a union job..." However, the "union meeting" is just the excuse Porky gives for the cartoons to gather and talk about the aliens. It doesn't need to match up with Daffy's comments. See more »

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[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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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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That's The Way (I Like It)
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry W. Casey) and Richard Finch
Produced by Danny Kortchmar and Peter Denenberg
Performed by The Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors) featuring Biz Markie
Spin Doctors appear courtesy of Epic Records
Biz Markie appears courtesy of Cold Chillin'/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Good & Bad Of 'Space Jam'
25 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

GOOD - Simply an enjoyable movie; lots of fun to watch and highlighted by a humorous Basketball game. Also, the surround sound is very good, the colors are beautiful, the cartoon effects well done and funny. Some of the humor is laugh-out-loud variety. As with a many good animated movies, there is so much to see and hear it would take many viewings to catch all the gags. With each viewing, you'll laugh at things you never noticed before.

As far as "live" actors working with cartoon figures, this was much better done than the earlier "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," so progress has been made in that area. While there is a lot going on, there are enough lulls to give viewers periodic breaks. The basketball action is fun to watch and I was surprised how well real-life stars Larry Bird and Michael Jordan acted.

BAD - The story gets a little too juvenile in spots. The PC-minded female character (rabbit) is overly feminist, to the point of irritation and the occult gets far too much credibility in this story. Also, there are a few sexual innuendos in here that adults would catch but, hopefully, not little kids.

OVERALL, a movie that appeals to adults and kids. Basketball fans will really enjoy it.


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