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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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deloris Jordan
James Jordan
Juanita Vanoy / Juanita Jordan
Security guard
Buzz Peterson (as Christopher Jacobs)
Logan Robbins ...
Curtis Age 12
Brenan T. Baird ...
Phil Jackson
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
Michael Jordan


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  »

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Technical Specs

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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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don't be like this Mike, cause it aint easy being cheesy
2 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

An over dramatized and partially fictional account of the life of his airness. This is one of those cheesy, before it's time, yarns that could've waited a few years until it was picked up by a director with the expertise and resources to sign believable and talented actors and to treat the story with the reverence and dignity that it will deserve in time.( see The Greatest). the fast food type environment in which this film is presented, complete with cheesy, fake NBA uniforms, Stadiums that look like your local high school gym, and just a general appearance of lookalikeness that borders on condescending, just adds to the tedious nature of the proceedings. I'll admit that the storyline, all the familiar Jordanesque tales, and following this "Michael" mimic the life of the real MJ, will hold your attention. But as you watch, you keep shaking your head at the overall quality and cheesiness of the whole affair. Don't fool with this one unless you're an MJ junkie, and even then, only if you can stand sports themed flicks with actors with little to no athletic skill.

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