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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes 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 ...
Tyrone Bogues ...
Larry Johnson ...
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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 <>

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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)


$90,443,603 (USA) (21 March 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scuffed basketball used in the film is a treasured souvenir owned by director Joe Pytka. When held by Michael Jordan it is real, but whenever it is in flight or controlled by the cartoon characters it is animated. See more »


When Swackhammer says to the little Nerdluck, "Nice! Did you see the move on that one?" the Nerdluck is red. Previously, the Nerdluck had been a brownish color. 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 »


I Believe I Can Fly
Written and Produced by R. Kelly
Performed by R. Kelly
Courtesy of Jive Records
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User Reviews

The Movie of My Childhood, and Still Today.
1 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Arguably my favorite movie of All Time, Space Jam was an instant classic from the first time i laid eyes on it as an Infant. Even though you may not entirely understand everything that is going on in the movie at a Young age, it is still pretty easy to get into the movie.

Not spoiling anything in this movie in this Review..but i will say that even today it is an entertaining Movie that i will pick up here and there and still have a fun time watching. Such a simple storyline, yet enjoyable down the years. Michael Jordan, Looney Tunes, and your classic cartoon villains trying to take over.

This is just one of the Movies that, me interested in movies. And that's why i gave it a 10. Not necessarily just because it was my had a lot of elements that i simply enjoy. And on top of everything, its a movie about Basketball, which is something i'm passionate about.

In all honesty, when it comes right down to it. I can only say one thing. If you haven't seen this movie yet, or even haven't watched it in a while. Go pick it up. You'll find yourself having a very entertaining time. Guaranteed.

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