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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

During his baseball career Michael Jordan played for the Birmingham Barons, who are the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. See more »

Goofs

When Stan Podolak falls in the Birmingham Barons' dugout, you can clearly see the mat that he falls on. 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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References Long-Haired Hare (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Ready For This
Written by Jean-Paul DeCoster (as Jean Paul DeCoster), Phil Wilde (as Filip DeWilde), and Simon Harris
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of Critique Records Inc.
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The Good & Bad Of 'Space Jam'
25 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

GOOD - Simply an enjoyable movie; lots of fun to watch and highlighted by a humorous Basketball game. Also, the surround sound is very good, the colors are beautiful, the cartoon effects well done and funny. Some of the humor is laugh-out-loud variety. As with a many good animated movies, there is so much to see and hear it would take many viewings to catch all the gags. With each viewing, you'll laugh at things you never noticed before.

As far as "live" actors working with cartoon figures, this was much better done than the earlier "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," so progress has been made in that area. While there is a lot going on, there are enough lulls to give viewers periodic breaks. The basketball action is fun to watch and I was surprised how well real-life stars Larry Bird and Michael Jordan acted.

BAD - The story gets a little too juvenile in spots. The PC-minded female character (rabbit) is overly feminist, to the point of irritation and the occult gets far too much credibility in this story. Also, there are a few sexual innuendos in here that adults would catch but, hopefully, not little kids.

OVERALL, a movie that appeals to adults and kids. Basketball fans will really enjoy it.


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