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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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Joe Pytka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jordan ... Michael Jordan
Wayne Knight ... Stan Podolak
Theresa Randle ... Juanita Jordan
Manner Washington Manner Washington ... Jeffery Jordan (as Manner 'Mooky' Washington)
Eric Gordon Eric Gordon ... Marcus Jordan
Penny Bae Bridges ... Jasmine Jordan
Brandon Hammond ... Michael Jordan (10 Years Old)
Larry Bird ... Larry Bird
Bill Murray ... Bill Murray
Thom Barry ... James Jordan
Charles Barkley ... Charles Barkley
Patrick Ewing ... Patrick Ewing
Tyrone Bogues ... Muggsy Bogues (as Muggsy Bogues)
Larry Johnson ... Larry Johnson
Shawn Bradley ... 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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Together, they just might save the world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the first Looney Tunes film to be rated PG by the MPAA, which has applied to all films in the franchise since both theatrical and non-theatrical. See more »

Goofs

Daffy is a duck, and ducks don't dig tunnels. When he and Bugs are getting Jordan's UNC shorts, Bugs leads Daffy to the house in a tunnel, but when they disagree about which way to go in, Daffy tunnels to the back door by himself. 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

Stills from the movie are shown during the credits at the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to time restrictions for some channels, the Stan Polodak deflation scene was shortened and skips a scene of Stan falling down on the stretcher and being taken away from the basketball game due to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In addition, the post-credits scene was edited out in order for the next program to start on time. See more »

Connections

References Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles) and Freedom Williams (as Frederick (Freedom) Williams)
Performed by C+C Music Factory (as C+C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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90's cult!
4 January 2015 | by fabio-albeSee all my reviews

Film unmissable. MJ and Bugs Bunny together in a fun and film unique: the films of my childhood. Despite the years watching Space Jam is always nice, because there are few films that can merge reality with the 'animation. Moreover, the presence of a legend sports like Michael Jordan makes this movie a must for any basketball fan, also the film is full of quotations and sports references that make it a real gem. The story is very simple but well managed: a group of aliens to steal players NBA their talent, by doing so challenge mj and looney tunes in Basketball: at stake is the freedom of the animated characters and Legend of the Chicago Bulls.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Jam See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,528,529, 17 November 1996

Gross USA:

$90,418,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,418,342
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DTS | Dolby | SDDS | DTS-Stereo (digital 35 mm prints)| Dolby Digital (2001 Re-Release)| SDDS (2001 Re-Release)| DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (2001 Re-Release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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