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Like Mike (2002)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  3 July 2002 (USA)
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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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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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Stan Bittleman
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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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Alex Krilov ...
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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.


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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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Like Mike  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$306,422 (Australia) (17 January 2003)

Gross:

£1,242,842 (UK) (17 January 2003)
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Trivia

The footage of the game shown when Calvin and his friends tie up Mr. Bittleman is actually from the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest which Vince Carter won. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, before Calvin (Bow Wow) plays for the Knights, the Knights are playing the Raptors at the Staples Center. At the end of the movie, they play them again at the Staples Center. This is impossible considering each NBA team plays each NBA team two times in regular season, once on their home court, once at the other teams home court. The last game against the Raptors should be set in Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Center. 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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Connections

References Slam Dunk Ernest (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

NBA 2K2
Written by Jermaine Dupri and Rahman Griffin
Performed by R.O.C.
Produced by Jermaine Dupri for So So Def Productions, Inc.
R.O.C. appears courtesy of So So Def Recordings
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Wonderful movie!
19 July 2002 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

I took my 9yr old daughter and her friend to see this movie. We had so much fun! We laughed and laughed. GREAT family movie. One you can watch and not be offended with language, etc. We want to see it again. FUN FUN FUN!


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