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Kazaam ()


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

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Cast

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Kazaam
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Maxwell 'Max' Connor
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Alice Connor
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Nick
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Travis
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Malik
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Asia Moon
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Mrs. Duke (as JoAnne Hart)
Brandon Durand ...
Vasquez
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Elito (as Wade J. Robson)
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Jake
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Carlos
Jonathan Carrasco ...
Z-Dog
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Vasquez's Sidekick
Todd Sible ...
Engineer Ed
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Hassem (as Juan 'Rambo' Reynoso)
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El-Baz (as Anthony Ferar)
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Foad
Steven Barr ...
Sam (as Steve Barr)
Spinderella ...
Spinderella (as Deidra 'Spin' Roper)
Kashi Barrett ...
KEl
Eboni Parson ...
KEl
Iris Burruss ...
KEl
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Da Brat (as Shawntae Harris)
Nicole Jackson ...
Da Brat's Assistant
Altameza Reeves ...
The Kazettes
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The Kazettes
Shana Mangatal ...
The Kazettes (as Shana Renee)
Davidson King ...
Rasta Singer
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Malik's Dinner Mate
Kelly Duncan-Joiner ...
Cindi (as Kelly Duncan)
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Stage Manager
Eugene McCarthy ...
Kitchen Worker #1
Jeffrey Paul Johnson ...
Kitchen Worker #2
Brad Wilson ...
Club Curmudgeon
Miguel Escobar ...
Additional Gang Kid
Hector Jimenez ...
Additional Gang Kid
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Truck Driver
Rory Leidelmeyer ...
Bouncer
Charles Edward Bennett ...
Roadie (as Charles E. Bennett)
Larry Clardy ...
Fireman
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Maurizio Dotto ...
School Guard (uncredited)
Jay Hopkins ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Music Manager (uncredited)
Lucinda Lewis ...
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Spanky (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Michael Glaser ... (as Paul M. Glaser)

Written by

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Paul Michael Glaser ... (story) (as Paul M. Glaser)
 
Christian Ford ... (screenplay) &
Roger Soffer ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Leonard Armato ... executive producer
Bruce Binkow ... co-executive producer
Robert W. Cort ... executive producer
Robert Engelman ... producer (as Bob Engelman)
Ted Field ... executive producer
Paul Michael Glaser ... producer (as Paul M. Glaser)
Michael A. Helfant ... co-executive producer
Beth Maloney Jelin ... co-executive producer
Scott Kroopf ... producer
Shaquille O'Neal ... executive producer

Music by

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Christopher Tyng

Cinematography by

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Charles Minsky

Film Editing by

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Tom McMurtry
Michael E. Polakow

Editorial Department

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Mary Blee ... assistant film editor
Carol Folgate ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Dianne Crittenden

Production Design by

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Donald Graham Burt

Art Direction by

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Mick Strawn

Set Decoration by

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Kate Sullivan ... (as Kate J. Sullivan)

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Production Management

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Graham Stumpf ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gary Marcus ... first assistant director
Thomas Schellenberg ... second assistant director
Meta Valentic ... dga trainee (as Meta A. Puttkammer)

Art Department

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Larry Bellantoni ... construction foreman
Martin Charles ... graphic designer
Kerry Colonna ... additional art director
Kevin Cross ... set designer
Bruce Di Valerio ... construction coordinator
Nathan Haas ... set dresser
Archie Hankins ... carpenter
W.D. Hogan ... storyboard artist (as David Hogan)
Jeffrey Paul Johnson ... assistant property master
Lauren Lustig ... props
Eugene McCarthy ... property master
Ralph Mock ... lead painter
Cynthia C. Rebman ... property assistant
Pamela M. Rogers ... set dresser
Michele Tedlis Sorbo ... art department coordinator (as Michele Tedlis)
Michael Whetstone ... lead man

Sound Department

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Anna Behlmer ... re-recording mixer
Lance Brown ... sound designer
Tom Fox ... utility sound
Rick Hart ... re-recording mixer
Jeff Hook ... adr recordist
Victor Iorillo ... sound designer
Robert Janiger ... sound mixer
Lee Lemont ... adr editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe ... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Steve Mann ... sound effects editor
Piero Mura ... sound editor
Jay Nierenberg ... supervising sound editor
Terry Rodman ... supervising sound editor
George W. Scott ... boom operator
Tim Tuchrello ... assistant sound editor
Bernard Weiser ... sound editor
David Wolowic ... first assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Chris Bailey ... special effects technician
Tom Chesney ... special effects foreman
James Hurley ... special effects technician
Al Marangoni ... special effects crew
Jeff Miller ... special effects technician
Chris Nelson ... special effects technician
Chris Perry ... technical director: preproduction R&D
Frederic Soumagnas ... technical director
Brandon Trost ... special effects assistant
Ron Trost ... special effects coordinator
Brian Daniel Young ... effects technical director

Visual Effects by

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Olivier Barbeau ... technical director
Jacquie Barnbrook ... visual effects coordinator
Alan Barnett ... digital effects supervisor: Sight Effects
Tony Barraza ... editorial production assistant: Rhythm & Hues
Mike Bellamy ... lead colorist
Barbara A. Bordo ... digital paint & roto artist
Jeffrey Castel De Oro ... scanning and recording operator
Yeen-Shi Chen ... cg modeller: Rhythm & Hues
Melissa Davies ... digital effects supervisor: Sight Effects
Daniel Fazel ... filming technician
Julia Frey ... visual effects producer
Brian Gardner ... technical director
Charles Gibson ... visual effects supervisor
John Goodman ... digital artist
Mark Hamilton ... digital artist
Greg Hanigan ... digital imaging supervisor
Rudy Hassen ... digital effects supervisor: Sight Effects
Ian Hulbert ... digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Evan Jacobs ... effects producer: Vision Crew Unlimited
Alessandro Jacomini ... lighter: Rhythm & Hues
Jongo ... lighting technical director
Jennifer Law-Stump ... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Don Lee ... digital compositor
John Lockwood ... digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Robert Lurye ... technical director
Mary Mattern ... film recording: Rhythm & Hues
Jim May ... visual effects editor
Megan McBurney ... digital artist
Chad Merriam ... visual effects coordinator
Chris Olivia ... technical director
Scott Peterson ... technical director
Liz Ralston ... visual effects producer
Jay Redd ... CG supervisor
Theresa Ellis Rygiel ... digital effects supervisor (as Theresa Ellis)
Douglas Sayre ... technical director
Jerome Solomon ... CG supervisor
Suponwich Juck Somsaman ... digital artist
Scotty Townsend ... digital effects artist
Bill Westenhofer ... CGI supervisor
Julius Yang ... computer graphics animator
Steve Ziolkowski ... digital artist
Robert Zival ... technical director
Jeff Heusser ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Barb Meier ... visual effects animator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Billy Blanks ... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau ... stunts
Danny Epper ... stunts
James Lew ... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien ... stunts (as Hugh A. O'Brien)
Jason Trost ... stunts
Bobby Porter ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jack Bauer ... best boy grip
Michael Condro ... first assistant camera
Maurizio Dotto ... assistant camera
Paul A. Edwards ... camera operator
John V. Fante ... director of photography: second unit
Jay M. Huntoon ... video assist operator: second unit
Doug Hyun ... still photographer
Richard Jones ... rigging grip
David Katz ... video assist operator
Josh Levy ... second video assist operator
Roger Meilink ... rigging best boy electric
Eric Parker ... lighting technician
Stephen St. John ... steadicam operator
Pattie Stone ... light board operator (1996)
Michael Tolochko ... best boy electric
Rico Torres ... still photographer
Wayne Baker ... vista vision technician (uncredited)
Vojislav Mikulic ... gaffer (uncredited)
Brian Rosso ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Nancy Kato ... animator

Casting Department

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Christopher Gray ... extras casting (as Chris Gray)
Cheryl Kloner ... casting assistant
Anna Liza Recto ... casting assistant: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marjorie McCown ... assistant costume designer
Valerie Zielonka ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Gerrit V. Folsom ... location manager

Music Department

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Tim Boyle ... score mixer
Lisa Brown ... production music coordinator
Christine Cholvin ... music editor
Bonnie Greenberg ... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Daryl B. Kell ... supervising music editor
Larry Kenton ... additional orchestrator
Michelle Perone ... music coordinator
Frankie Pine ... music licensing manager
Scott Schirle ... scoring assistant
Tim Simonec ... conductor / orchestrator
Dawn Soler ... executive in charge of music: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (as Dawn Solér)
Gavyn Wright ... orchestra leader
Steve Zuckerman ... additional orchestrator
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Richard Ziegler ... music editor: playback (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William M. DeLuca ... driver
Chris Haynes ... driver

Other crew

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Kimberly Adams ... assistant effects editor (as Kim Jorgensen)
Brian A. Deitch ... production assistant
Dawn Gilliam ... script supervisor
Beverly Jusi ... first assistant accountant (as Beverly Meade)
Doug Moreno ... production accountant
Marie Nashold ... medic
Lori H. Schwartz ... assistant to director
Brad Wilson ... craft service

Thanks

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Malcolm Ritchie ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The world's most powerful genie has just met his match. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Kazaam - Der Geist aus der Flasche (Germany)
  • Kazaam - kaikki mitä toivot (Finland)
  • Kazamas (Lithuania)
  • Казаам (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Kazaam - Il gigante rap (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,131,000, 21 Jul 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia Despite the fact that this film was a critical and financial disaster, Shaquille O'Neal has not expressed regret for his involvement. He said in a 2012 interview, "I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, 'Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie.' What am I going to say, no? So I did it." See more »
Goofs Even though the movie is based in Brooklyn, while Max is talking with his dad in the car, you see a bus with Red and Orange stripes roll by. Buses in New York have blue stripes. Red and Orange were the colors of the Metro buses in Los Angeles in the early to mid-1990s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Groovin See more »
Quotes Kazaam: [while rapping] Let's green egg and ham it!
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