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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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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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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)  »

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Calvin - Voll am Ball  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,179,420 (USA) (7 July 2002)

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$51,432,423 (USA)
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Trivia

Although it is strongly suggested throughout the film that the shoes once belonged to Michael Jordan, it is never confirmed. See more »

Goofs

When the News was on when they first were talking about Calvin, and the Calvin character is 14 years old. The News reporter says "He's Lean, he's mean, he's 13." She says he is 13, when really he is 14. See more »

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Dirk Nowitzki: Can you sign this? It's for my niece.
Calvin Cambridge: Sure. What's her name?
Dirk Nowitzki: Uhhh... Dirk.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #28.94 (2012) See more »

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Radio Athletico
Written by Derek Dah Large and Dread Flimstone
Performed by Derek Dah Large & The BloodSuckas
Courtesy of Union Square Music and Acid Jazz Records Ltd.
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Excellent sports film for kids
22 August 2008 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this a 10 because in its genre it shines - it really is a great sports movie for kids! Lil Bow Wow is great, very natural, and very likable and the supporting cast all do their thing and make this inoffensive, entertaining, and we found lot of reasons to smile broadly.

With LOADS of basketball any kid that likes the game will be happy - of course, teams and players will change, but this is still really fun.

It reminded me of the old Disney films where magic, or experiments, gave some special powers and poof! sit back and watch time....

Absolutely recommended for kids and parents alike... we all loved this and would watch again.

Best thing I can say is that the kids just wanted to run out in the garden and play ball afterward, which is a pretty positive result!!!


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