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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 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 »


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

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Trivia

The last scene shows Michael Jordan returning to the NBA wearing the number 45 jersey, due to his number 23 jersey being retired by the Chicago Bulls after his first retirement. See more »

Goofs

After Wile E. Coyote crashes into the auditorium, Daffy steps on his nose. In the very next shot, Daffy is walking down the aisle, but Wile E. is not visible behind him. 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 Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Upside Down (Round-N-Round)
Written by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Cheryl 'Salt' James and Pepa (as Sandra "Pepa" Denton)
Produced by Rashad Smith and Armando Colon
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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I Was Entertained
26 February 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I notice a lot of people have very few kind words to say about SPACE JAM . I must admit that being a Scot I have little interest in basketball and know very little of the career of Michael Jordan ( Who's Michael Jordan ? ) but I still found this movie to be fair entertainment . I guess a lot of people dislike this movie because Mr Jordan played for such and such a basketball team

A bunch of evil aliens invade Looney Tunes World and cast the cartoon characters into slavery and it's left to a sports legend to save them ! Come on guys , plots don't come anymore original than that so what's there to dislike ? We also have a subplot of the aliens interfering with other basketball players which did cause some amusement to this audience member . Also very enjoyable were the number of cameos that crept up through the movie , most notably Bill Murray

Okay I wouldn't say SPACE JAM is as great as WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT but it's still an entertaining family movie regardless of how you feel about sport . With this in mind I'm totally puzzled why my local ITV station decided to broadcast it at 1.10 am !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA) 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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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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