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Space Jam (1996)

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In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Jordan
... Stan Podolak
... Juanita Jordan
Manner Washington ... Jeffery Jordan (as Manner 'Mooky' Washington)
Eric Gordon ... Marcus Jordan
... Jasmine Jordan
... Michael Jordan (10 Years Old)
... Larry Bird
... Bill Murray
... James Jordan
... Charles Barkley
... Patrick Ewing
... Muggsy Bogues
... Larry Johnson
... Shawn Bradley
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Storyline

Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny and Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Michael Jordan, the Babe Ruth of basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Rated PG for some mild cartoon language | See all certifications »

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15 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Jam - El Juego del Siglo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,528,529, 17 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,463,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,200,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Murray is sporting the Air Jordan II shoes during the big game. See more »

Goofs

Larry Johnson only grazes the hospital doorway, but is still knocked out like Shawn Bradley and Patrick Ewing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Jordan: Michael? What are you doin', son? It's after midnight.
Michael Jordan at 10: I couldn't sleep, Paps.
James Jordan: Well, neither can we, with all that noise you're making. C'mon, let's go inside.
Michael Jordan at 10: Just one more shot?
James Jordan: All right, just one.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, various characters quarrel over who gets to say "That's All Folks", then 'Michael Jordan' says "Can I go home now?" Then the Looney Toons "That's all folks!" written text slides over. See more »

Connections

References Three Little Bops (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Pump Up The Jam
Written by Ya Kid K (as Manuela Kamosi) and Thomas De Quincey
Performed by Technotronic
Courtesy of ARS Productions, Belgium/SBK Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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MJ and Bugs slam dunk in "Space Jam"
26 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Space Jam" the first day it was released in November of '96. I was eight years old, and of course like any child, I loved it. I thought Michael Jordan's acting was great and the film was a masterpiece. Fast forward to 2003, and I still love it. Jordan's acting ain't that great but nonetheless I can still sit down and watch the whole movie, and love every minute of it. What upsets me about this movie is that it is hard to find on DVD. I've been trying to look for it for years, but I just heard that it will be released on a special edition DVD. When I get it, I'll probably watch it everyday.

This is a must for children and those Jordan freaks (like myself)

*** out of ****


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