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Kazaam (1996)

A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.

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(as Paul M. Glaser)

Writers:

(story) (as Paul M. Glaser), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kazaam
... Maxwell 'Max' Connor
... Alice Connor
... Nick
... Travis
... Malik
... Asia Moon
... Mrs. Duke (as JoAnne Hart)
Brandon Durand ... Vasquez
... Elito (as Wade J. Robson)
... Jake
... Carlos
Jonathan Carrasco ... Z-Dog
... Vasquez's Sidekick
Todd Sible ... Engineer Ed
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Storyline

Being a lone young boy in the 'hood" is dangerous and unpleasant. This is what Max experiences when he fools a gang of local toughs who cornered him at school. The gang finds out that the key he gave them is of no value in committing a robbery, and they chase him through the streets of his neighborhood, bent on revenge. He tries to escape by slipping into the open door of an old warehouse, but they follow him there, too. While running from them through aisles filled with all kinds of stuff, he bumps into an old boom box. By doing that, he manages to release Kazaam, a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years. In order to stay free, Kazaam must give Max three wishes. Written by Anonymous

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He's A Rappin' Genie With An Attitude... And He's Ready For Slam-Dunk Fun! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kazaam - Der Geist aus der Flasche  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,131,000, 21 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,876,581, 3 November 1996
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is part of the false memory phenomenon (also called the "Mandela Effect"). According to many people, there was a movie named "Shazaam" starring Sinbad as the genie. This false memory was probably caused by a mix-up with this film and a costume Sinbad wore in 1994 when he hosted a TV broadcast of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977). On April Fools' Day 2017, CollegeHumor Originals (2006) released a skit which showed alleged VHS footage of the Shazaam movie, with Sinbad starring as the genie. See more »

Goofs

When Kazaam is singing the song "We genie" with Max, if you look closely, when he raps the part, "...and we was in Hades 'cause we moved with the Harem of the Prince of Akabrem..." His mouth is still moving for that split second after he finishes the line, but before they show Max's Face. See more »

Quotes

Max Connor: You smell like hippopotamus butt.
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Soundtracks

Groovin
Written by Felix Cavaliere (uncredited) and Edward Brigati (uncredited)
Performed by Pato Banton
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what the hell?
5 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most god-awful movies ever. Shaq better just stick to basketball. This movie took away apart of my life I will never have back. I will make fun of this movie until I die, and then some. It is so horrible it is not even funny. MST3000 would have a blast with this one.


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