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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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Roger W. Morrissey ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Baschetii fermecati  »

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Box Office

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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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

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 »

Quotes

Coach Wagner: How could we lose to the BULLS?
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Connections

References Annie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Going Out of My Head
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Skint Records Ltd/Astralwerks Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
(Contains a sample of "I Can't Explain"
by Yvonne Elliman
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises)
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I am a school teacher, and I will use this movie to teach lessons on life.
4 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent movie. Lil Bow Wow and Morris Chesnutt gave a funny and inspirational performance. I am a teacher, and I will use this movie in my class to teach lessons about life in general. Entertaining for all ages. The movie taught lessons, showed action, comedy, and emotions.


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