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Like Mike (2002)

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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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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)  »

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Calvin - Voll am Ball  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Calvin first enters the locker room his hair is alternately up/down between shots. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Cambridge: Did I come here to play, or did I come just for a show?
Coach Wagner: You were only here tonight to increase attendance, not to play.
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Connections

Referenced in Thirteen (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Ya Home
Written by Jermaine Dupri, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams
Performed by Shad Moss (as Lil Bow Wow)
Courtesy of So So Def Recordings
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Keep the film in perspective
15 December 2002 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 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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