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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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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)  »

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$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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After Calvin is signed by the Knights, the only game they appear to lose after that is against the Bulls. Michael Jordan played for the Bulls for 14 seasons. 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 »

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Coach Wagner: How could we lose to the BULLS?
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Jump!
Written by AJ Mora, Richard 'Humpty' Vission (as Richard Vission) and Hazze
Performed by The Movement
Courtesy of Sunshine Records and Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Magical Nikes OK with me
14 May 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Like Mike was one of those fun family movies. I never had high expectations of the movie going in and subsequently I was pleasantly surprised. It is no masterpiece, but it is definitely a worthwhile-piece. Bow-Wow was decent as was the script. The movie held an even keel throughout, never getting too dull, but also never having any real riotous moments. Obviously the movie was a bit of a fantasy with a boy finding mystical shoes that gave him the skills of Michael Jordan; but hey, that is what made the movie as good as it was. I like the idea of using a kid as opposed to an adult so as to make the movie more entertaining. In fact, it reminds me of a story I wrote for a sixth grade project. All-in-all, a good movie, certainly better than average.


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