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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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Calvin (as Lil Bow Wow)
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Ox
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Marlon (as Julius Charles Ritter)
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Sister Theresa
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Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
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Henderson (as Timon Kyle)
Stephen Thompson ...
Smith
Alex Krilov ...
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David Brown ...
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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,179,420, 7 July 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,432,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,432,423
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Although it is strongly suggested throughout the film that the shoes once belonged to Michael Jordan, it is never confirmed. See more »

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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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #28.94 (2012) See more »

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Basketball
Written by Jimmy Bralower (as James Bralower), Robert Ford, Full Force,
James B. Moor (as James Moore), Kurtis Blow (as Kurt Walker), Shirley Walker and William Waring
Performed by Shad Moss (as Lil Bow Wow), Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous and Fundisha
Produced by Jermaine Dupri and La Marquis Jefferson (as Lamarquis 'ReMarqable' Jefferson) for So So Def Productions,
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Lil Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri and Fundisha appear courtesy of So So Def Recordings
Fabolous appears courtesy of Desert Storm/Elektra Entertainment
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Keep the film in perspective
15 December 2002 | by 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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