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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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Cast

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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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Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
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Henderson (as Timon Kyle)
Stephen Thompson ...
Smith
Alex Krilov ...
Krilov
David Brown ...
Jones
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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

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

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

Ox: What's room service?
Calvin Cambridge: Well, you're in a hotel room, and you pick up the phone. You dial 6. You tell them what foods you want, and they send it up
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Calvin Cambridge: for free!
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Features SportsCenter (1979) See more »

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Feel the Beat
Written by Jaakko Salovaara and Darude (as Ville Virtanen)
Performed by Darude
Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records LLC, Neo Records Ltd. and Stargate Music Oy/16 Inch Records
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A great film for the family

I actually saw Like Mike the same day I saw the horrible Men in Black 2. Like Mike was really good. I feel this movie deserves more press than that garbage Men in Black 2. Lil Bow Wow actually suprised me with his acting. He was funny and sometimes dramatic. I really felt the character bond between Calvin (Lil Bow Wow) and his friend Murph (Jonathan Lipnicki). It was a cute film and can be great for the family. Parents take your kid to see Like Mike. I give it a perfect 10.


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