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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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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)
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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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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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Kyla Pratt played a celebrity charecter named Keasha in the film she had a tv episode before the fresh Prince of bel-air later on in the film her and Calvin meet up at the game and later on have a date this can be found on the Deleted scenes in the movies DVD & Blu-Ray 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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[Bittleman is playing electronic chess in his van]
Frank Bernard: Mr. Bittleman?
[Bittleman jumps, sending his chess game flying]
Frank Bernard: Playing checkers, I see.
Stan Bittleman: [disappointed] I was about to win.
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Featured in TV total: Episode dated 5 December 2002 (2002) See more »

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Bounce
Performed by Überzone (as Uberzone)
Written by Überzone (as Timothy Wiles)
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Excellent sports film for kids
22 August 2008 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this a 10 because in its genre it shines - it really is a great sports movie for kids! Lil Bow Wow is great, very natural, and very likable and the supporting cast all do their thing and make this inoffensive, entertaining, and we found lot of reasons to smile broadly.

With LOADS of basketball any kid that likes the game will be happy - of course, teams and players will change, but this is still really fun.

It reminded me of the old Disney films where magic, or experiments, gave some special powers and poof! sit back and watch time....

Absolutely recommended for kids and parents alike... we all loved this and would watch again.

Best thing I can say is that the kids just wanted to run out in the garden and play ball afterward, which is a pretty positive result!!!


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