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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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Marlon (as Julius Charles Ritter)
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Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
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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)

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$51,432,423 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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Trivia

Prior to release, power companies issued press releases to remind people of the danger of high-voltage power lines. In the movie Calvin retrieves a pair of "energized" basketball boots from such a line. See more »

Goofs

When the News was on when they first were talking about Calvin, and the Calvin character is 14 years old. The News reporter says "He's Lean, he's mean, he's 13." She says he is 13, when really he is 14. See more »

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Tracey Reynolds: Calvin, I think you should stick to basketball. You know why? You can't rap!
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Features NBA Inside Stuff (1990) See more »

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Written by Brandon D. Casey & Brian D. Casey and TQ (as Terrance Quaites)
Performed by TQ featuring Jagged Edge
Courtesy of Cash Money Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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