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Like Mike (2002)

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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Calvin (as Lil Bow Wow)
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Ox
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Marlon (as Julius Charles Ritter)
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Sister Theresa
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Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
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Henderson (as Timon Kyle)
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Smith
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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Think like Mike, Achieve like Mike, Be Like Mike. See more »


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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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3 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baschetii fermecati  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,179,420, 7 July 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,432,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,432,423
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Trivia

Cedric the Entertainer was offered a role but turned it down to do Barbershop (2002) instead. See more »

Goofs

When Calvin takes on Stacey when his seat number is called the clock is set at 60 seconds, however there are two clocks and they are unsychronised. See more »

Quotes

Tracey Reynolds: Calvin, I think you should stick to basketball. You know why? You can't rap!
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Connections

Followed by Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006) See more »

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Can I Holla
Written by Jermaine Dupri, James Rollins, George Goldsboro and Leon Huff Jr.
Performed by Young Steff featuring Shad Moss (as Lil Bow Wow)
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, L.L.C.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Keep the film in perspective
15 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching "Like Mike" with my 7 year old son and he loved it. On a scale from 1-10 I gave it an 8. I must admit I was partial on the vote because it reflected my son's enjoyment. I think some should remember that this was a kid's movie and shouldn't take it so seriously. I enjoyed the flow and even though it was obviously very predictable let's not forget the target audience for this film. "Like Mike" was enjoyable and warm and perfect for your FAMILY film night, as it was intended in the first place.


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