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Like Mike (2002)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  3 July 2002 (USA)
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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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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$306,422 (Australia) (17 January 2003)

Gross:

£1,242,842 (UK) (17 January 2003)
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Trivia

Prior to release, power companies issued press releases to remind people of the danger of high-voltage power lines. In the movie Calvin retrieves a pair of "energized" basketball boots from such a line. See more »

Goofs

When Calvin is paying Tracy in the 1 on 1, he has 60 seconds to score and win the prizes. The clock starts counting down immediately when Calvin is handed the ball when it should not have started until Calvin actually put the ball in play. See more »

Quotes

Tracey Reynolds: Calvin, I think you should stick to basketball. You know why? You can't rap!
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Funky Cold Medina
Written by Matt Dike, Michael Ross and Marvin Young
Performed by Tone Loc
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl
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Pulling the old Teen Wolf trick
3 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a formulaic kinds movie in all senses where you can see every script movie coming a mile away but still manages to be harmless fun. Little Bow Wow plays an orphan who is given a pair of basketball shoes that he believes belonged to Michael Jordan and in turn give him unbelievable skills that he ends up getting signed by the LA Knights NBA team. There are the Normal lesson s of morality and family values you would expect from this kind of movie which thankfully the child actors do not lay on to thick. Moris Chestnut does well in the father figure role and there is able support from Crispin Glover (I bet he regrets asking for so much money that he got written out of 'Back to the Future 2) and Robert Forster (thank god QT saved him), which all results in the inevitable bit not disappointing ending. Would I watch it again? Only with kids present.


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