Down 17,612 this week

Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me (1989)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Short, Sport  |  26 January 1989 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 307 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Get an inside look at Michael at home, on the golf course and in the air. Features rare footage from his days at the University of North Carolina. Relive spectacular highlights from his NBA... See full summary »

0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video


IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 329 titles
created 15 Dec 2010
a list of 2590 titles
created 20 May 2012
a list of 68 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
a list of 2829 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
a list of 575 titles
created 18 Jan 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me (Video 1989)

Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me (Video 1989) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

On October 6, 1993, Michael Jordan shocked the world by announcing his retirement from the NBA. After leading the Chicago Bulls to three consecutive NBA Championships, Michael felt that he ... See full summary »

Stars: Eriq La Salle, Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

"Michael Jordan: Air Time" documents Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' 1991-92 season, including Jordan dealing with his friend and rival Magic Johnson's retirement announcement, gambling ... See full summary »

Stars: Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Mark Giangreco
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.

Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird
Kobe Doin' Work (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA.

Directors: Alistair Christopher, Jonathan Hock
Stars: Sebastian Telfair, Rick Pitino, Asher Beard
Playground (Video 1990)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This made-for-video production mixes highlights of Michael Jordan from the '80s with a fantasy storyline of a high school teen named Walt, who has been cut from his basketball team. ... See full summary »

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Michael Jordan, Tyrin Turner, Christopher Reid
Black Magic (TV Mini-Series 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Examines Civil Rights-era America through the prism of basketball at historically black colleges and universities.

Stars: Earl Monroe, Fred Whitted, Ben Jobe
Flintown Kids (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The town of Flint, Michigan, a miniscule point on the map, recently drew national attention through documentary film maker Michael Moore. Moore, a Flint native, wrote and directed the ... See full summary »

Director: Omar McGee
Stars: Chucky Atkins, Mateen Cleaves, Desmon Farmer
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius
Stars: Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, Rimas Kurtinaitis
Ultimate Jordan (Video 2001)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stars: Charles Barkley, Jack Haley, Phil Jackson
Documentary | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael Jordan Is Praised as the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time in This Documentary!

Directors: Don Kempf, James D. Stern
Stars: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Doug Collins
The Black Mamba I (2011)
Short | Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Nike commercial where Robert Rodriguez pitches an idea for an action movie to NBA star Kobe Bryant about Bryant's alter ego The Black Mamba, which is Bryant's actual nickname. A crime lord knows only as Boss is after Mamba's Nike shoes.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Bruce Willis, Kanye West, Jamal Duff


Credited cast:


Get an inside look at Michael at home, on the golf course and in the air. Features rare footage from his days at the University of North Carolina. Relive spectacular highlights from his NBA career and All-Star games. Enjoy slam dunks, gravity defying shots and more!

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

26 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Michael Jordan: Elate na petaxoume mazi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Edited into Ultimate Jordan (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A promo piece with naff music and narration but the man and the moves make it a great watch regardless
11 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Made towards the end of the eighties by the NBA, this film focuses on Michael Jordan's rise through college ball to become a domineering force within the NBA. Given the period, the film concentrates on the 1986/87 season in terms of action but also tackles the wider impact Jordan had on the NBA and the impact that fame had on him. With this in mind it is no surprise that the content is awesome; although this is before all the championships, Jordan is still fierce on the court and the moves are just unbelievable and had me hitting review several times just to be sure I had just seen what I had seen. I'm not saying anything you don't already know, but the clips are almost all sick.

Problem with it is, it is a promotional film for the NBA by the NBA and it is a poor product filled with a sickly sense of gushing and self-love from the producers. Giving respect to the man is one thing that I have no issue with at all but this is different from what we get here. The approach is very much of "corporatisation" of Jordan the product (clearly not a word but nobody is reading my stuff to get an education here). What this means is that the energy and rawness that we see in Jordan contrasts badly with a marketing presentation that has dated badly (assuming it was not rubbish back in the day to begin with). This comes across in several ways but the most obvious is the narration. Hammy and pointless is one description but it is just annoying regardless how you phrase it. The dialogue is corny with lots of "corporate" words that nobody uses in real life and it never says something with one word if it can use twenty instead. On top of this we have awful constant music that would not feel out of place in a lift in a medium-priced hotel chain, the sort of music that reminds you that maybe your job isn't so bad as at least you ain't churning this stuff out 9 to 5!

OK, so suffice to say that the actual packaging of the film is rubbish – really rubbish. The interviews are mostly upbeat soundbites but at least these are a bit of fun and interesting as Jordan's family are just themselves and cheery to listen to. Of course though it is the action that makes this worth seeing and in this regard Jordan does it again – saving the film by his sheer effort and presence. A poor package then but a brilliant collection of clips and moves.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: