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Kazaam (1996)

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

Director:

Paul Michael Glaser (as Paul M. Glaser)

Writers:

Paul Michael Glaser (story) (as Paul M. Glaser), Christian Ford (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Bottom Rated Movies #35 | 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaquille O'Neal ... Kazaam
Francis Capra ... Maxwell 'Max' Connor
Ally Walker ... Alice Connor
James Acheson ... Nick
John Costelloe ... Travis
Marshall Manesh ... Malik
Fawn Reed ... Asia Moon
Mother Love ... Mrs. Duke (as JoAnne Hart)
Brandon Durand Brandon Durand ... Vasquez
Wade Robson ... Elito (as Wade J. Robson)
Jake Glaser ... Jake
Efren Ramirez ... Carlos
Jonathan Carrasco Jonathan Carrasco ... Z-Dog
Jesse Perez ... Vasquez's Sidekick
Todd Sible 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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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). For April Fools' Day 2017, the team of CollegeHumor Originals (2006) filmed a skit about alleged VHS footage of the Shazaam movie, with Sinbad starring as the genie. See more »

Goofs

There is an inconsistency around the age of Kazaam, with his origin song suggesting he became a genie in 1000 BC, making him about 3000 years old. But he says numerous times in the end he is 5000 years old. See more »

Quotes

Kazaam: Don't get all hysterical! Say thank you for your miracle!
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

I Am Kazaam
Performed by Shaquille O'Neal
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This moved me.. to the next theater
9 September 2003 | by NoTZSee all my reviews

i def. would NOT consider this a movie.. in fact i'd like to forget that this "thing" was ever created, but it's hard to. This "movie" was more of a torture device, kind of like the chinese water torture and such. there are 2 good things about this "movie" though.. the kid's snaggletooth was hilarious and whenever it's on disney, i turn it on and fall asleep to it.. works better than nyquil.. overall: my wish would be that this disgrace was never ever ever made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kazaam See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,001,588, 21 July 1996

Gross USA:

$18,937,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,937,262
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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