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A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

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Cast

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Calvin (as Lil Bow Wow)
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Marlon (as Julius Charles Ritter)
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Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
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Henderson (as Timon Kyle)
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Alex Krilov ...
Krilov
David Brown ...
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Storyline

Calvin and his friends, who all live an in orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable basketball powers and has the chance to play for the NBA. Written by Jerry Smith

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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3 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calvin - Voll am Ball  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,179,420 (USA) (5 July 2002)

Gross:

$51,432,423 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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Trivia

Michael Jordan was in fact back in the NBA at the time of the film's release. He played for the Washington Wizards from 2001-2003. Throughout the film though the Knights are never shown playing the Wizards. See more »

Goofs

During Calvin's initial game with the Spurs, the scoreboard reveals that Calvin has only 12 points heading into the final possession. Therefore, the game-winning three pointer would increase his total to 15, yet the following day the news anchor says that Calvin had 27 points. See more »

Quotes

Coach Wagner: How could we lose to the BULLS?
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Connections

Referenced in The Irate Gamer: Goonies 2 (NES) (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock and Roll Part 2
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Snapper Music PLC
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Wonderful movie!
19 July 2002 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

I took my 9yr old daughter and her friend to see this movie. We had so much fun! We laughed and laughed. GREAT family movie. One you can watch and not be offended with language, etc. We want to see it again. FUN FUN FUN!


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