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Michael Jordan: An American Hero (1999)

It starts as a little kid and shows the man behind the legend grow up to the nba



(book), (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deloris Jordan
Juanita Vanoy / Juanita Jordan
Security guard
Buzz Peterson (as Christopher Jacobs)
Logan Robbins ...
Curtis Age 12
Brenan T. Baird ...
Cordereau Dye ...
Michael Age 12
Michael Dyer ...
Robbie Squires
Desi Arnez Hines II ...
Leroy Age 15 (as Desi Arnes Hines II)
Michael Age 15
Mark Mathias ...
Abel Broxton
Dari Gerard Smith ...
Michael Age 6 (as Dari G. Smith)
Del Shawn


It starts as a little kid and shows the man behind the legend grow up to the nba

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements




Release Date:

18 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Hero: The Michael Jordan Story  »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Michael Jordan returns to play for The Bulls as number 45, there is a shot of him making a slam dunk where the number on his shirt is 23, his old number. See more »


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Written by Rodney Saulsberry, Peter Jay Brown and Janet Cole Valdez
Performed by Rodney Saulsberry
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More than one goof
8 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There were so many goofs in this movie. I only watched it once, and I still ask myself why I did. For starters, Jordan never had an afro in college. In the pros, he did not go bald until about 1989, but they had him bald as a rookie. Also as a rookie, which was 1984, I know those shoes were from the 1995 or 1996 season. I also did not understand the locations of certain scenes. I know that the scenes of the Bulls home games were filmed in what looked like the L.A. Sports Arena, where the Clippers used to play. And what's with the zero for players with single digit numbers. For example, John Paxson was number 05. And the actors could not look less like the real people. Robin Givens as Juanita? Juanita is not that dark, and Debbie Allen does not look like his mom. Also, Phil Jackson is about 6-8 and Michael Jace was taller than the guy that played Jackson. There were so many things wrong with this movie, I'm glad the only evidence it was ever made is this website.

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