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  (in credits order)

Michael Jordan ... Himself

Phil Jackson ... Himself
Doug Collins ... Himself
Bob Greene ... Himself

Bob Costas ... Himself
Dean Smith ... Himself
Deloris Jordan ... Herself
Fred Lynch ... Himself
Walter Iooss Jr. ... Himself

Bill Murray ... Himself

Laurence Fishburne ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Falk ... Himself
Ken Griffey Jr. ... Himself
Johnny Kerr ... Himself (as Johnny 'Red' Kerr)
Steve Kerr ... Himself

Spike Lee ... Himself

Willie Mays ... Himself
Stan Musial ... Himself
Jack Ramsay ... Himself

Ahmad Rashad ... Himself

Pat Riley ... Himself

Directed by
Don Kempf 
James D. Stern 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Hock 

Produced by
Debbie Bisno .... associate producer
David Falk .... executive producer
Don Kempf .... producer
Steve Kempf .... producer
Curtis Polk .... executive producer
Adam Silver .... executive producer
Jon Skattum .... line producer
James D. Stern .... producer
Gregg Winik .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Debney 
Cinematography by
John Bailey 
Joe D'Alessandro 
David Kessler 
James Neihouse (director of photography)
Rodney Taylor 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Hock 
Production Management
Leslie Neihouse .... production manager
Donna Skattum .... production manager
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... supervising sound editor
Roderick Beltran .... sound editor
Brian Eimer .... re-recording mixer
Brian Eimer .... sound designer
Brian Eimer .... supervising sound editor
Daniel Fernandez .... sound editor
Katherine Lisi .... sound editor
Grant McAlpine .... sound editor
Regan Ramos .... sound editor
Arya Shirazi .... sound editor
Greg Smith .... sound
Michael Stern .... additional recording mixer
Special Effects by
Michael Coulson .... special photographic effects
Visual Effects by
Roy Berkowitz .... visual effects editor
George Borshukov .... research & development
Matt Dessero .... lead bullet-time compositor
Steve Emerson .... digital compositor
Fortunato Frattasio .... visual effects
Kim Libreri .... visual effects supervisor
Carina Ohlund .... visual effects
Dan Piponi .... research and development
Thomas Proctor .... digital compositor
Daniel Sunwoo .... visual effects
Mark H. Weingartner .... visual effects shoot supervisor: Bullet time
Karen Jine .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Brion Porter .... digital film recorder operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Baker .... assistant camera: VistaVision camera, bullet time
Andy Borham .... first assistant camera
Kevin Boyd .... key video assist operator
Mark Castelaz .... gaffer
Thomas S. Ciciura .... second assistant camera
Joe Gajewski .... key grip
Robert Jolley .... assistant camera
Brian Kelly .... electric
Daniel F. Larkin .... first assistant camera
Andy Lombardo .... second assistant camera
Michelle Mann .... assistant camera
James Matlosz .... first assistant camera
Jim Matlosz .... first assistant camera
Rick Page .... first assistant camera: Utah
Kira Parser .... assistant camera
Darrell B. Sheldon .... dolly grip
Jason Storandt .... key grip
Andy Sydney .... assistant camera
Dan Urbain .... grip
Editorial Department
Philip A. Aromando .... assistant editor
David Keighley .... executive in charge of post-production
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Ryan Schaetzle .... assistant location manager
E. Michael Hewett .... location scout: North Carolina (uncredited)
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Tom Gire .... musician: piano solo
Camara Kambon .... composer: additional music
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor (as Michelle Silverman)
Michael Mason .... music score co-producer
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor (as Mary Ramos-Oden)
Ken Ross .... music supervisor
John Sponsler .... score producer
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
Other crew
Mark Baby .... production assistant
Scott Baby .... production assistant
Steven Baby .... production assistant
Debbie Bisno .... associate to producer
Leah Callaghan .... assistant to director
Brandon Crawford .... intern
Leslie Anne Engel .... segment producer
Tom Gire .... electronic loop and design
Marc Kamler .... production assistant
Richard Marzo .... assistant to producer
Jon Skattum .... unit producer
John Sponsler .... electronic loop and design
Nick Suttner .... production assistant
Joe Hobeck .... special thanks

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46 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Factual errors: When the film starts showing a few highlights of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, one of the clips is of Michael Jordan doing a side-to-side (right side of the hoop to the left side of it) reverse move and scoring. This is a move that he did in Game 2 of the 1997 NBA Finals, more than a year earlier. Although the Bulls are playing the Utah Jazz in the same instance, this documentary is supposed to be based on the 1998 season.See more »
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You'll like it even if you aren't a basketball fan, 24 July 2000
Author: Shiva-11 from Vancouver, BC

Michael Jordan to the Max: A short journey through the life and career of Michael Jordan, the man and the myth, with a focus on the 98 championship series. > I am not a sports fan - I went to this movie with no prejudices or expectations. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. > This could have been a sycophantic attempt to deify Jordan. But it isn't. I don't think anyone would disagree that Jordan had a phenomenal career, and stands out as one of the best athletes of the twentieth century. He was a one man marketing machine with global appeal, and while millions knew of his exploits, few have ever seen the man behind the ball. > Through interviews with colleagues, friends, and Jordan himself, we meet a man whose greatest gift appears to have been perseverance - if he were not good at something, he would keep practicing until he was. Only when he had given it his all would he even consider giving up. The best example of this was his foray into baseball - many people dismissed this as hubris, but I think it took a lot of courage to try another sport in which he was not star. Few athletes would dare take such a risk. Fewer still would admit they couldn't cut it. Furthermore, when he left baseball, he didn't make up excuses, he just got on with what he did best. > Some detractors have said that the film contains some of the commercials that Jordan did, and is too positive. My response is "So what?" The commercials merely document the rise of his public image, and I'm not aware of a seamy side to his life. Michael Jordan is not perfect and says so, repeatedly. Everyone praised him for his work ethic and drive to succeed. He points out that if you give your best, you are never a failure, which is a great message for both kids and adults alike. Also, he stresses that love for the sport - not the potential for fame and wealth - is the most important reason to play. Finally, I think it took a great deal of courage to get out when he was still at the top of his game. > I recommend this movie for anyone who is in the mood for a positive uplifting film, and some great basketball sequences (including a beautiful slam dunk from the free-throw line shot with a "Matrix" style 360 degree camera angle). >

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