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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

Previously, Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan had teamed up in Nike commercials for the Air Jordan VII (1992) and Air Jordan VIII (1993), with Bugs nicknamed "Hare Jordan". Bugs has since been an honorary member of Jordan Brand, and in 2015 as part of Jordan Brand's 30th anniversary, Nike released a Bugs-themed mid-top version of the Air Jordan I called the Air Jordan I Mid Hare, along with a Lola-themed and female-geared equivalent called the Air Jordan I Mid Lola. See more »

Goofs

When Michael's children shoo Barkley the bulldog, the shot of the dog leaving is a mismatched composite shot. The dog is shot from a high camera angle, but the background plate is at a low angle. 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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Stills from the movie is shown during the credits at the end. 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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milestone of childhood
26 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie has defined generations. Kids loved it because this dude who was a good sports player got to play with these loony tones which is what the movie was all about. Its not about MJ, its not about Bugs Bunny, its not about a deep storyline or memorable characters. Its about fun and cartoons,which barely ever make sense, if you remember. Its great fun for the young folks out there, with animation that really is worth watching. Its entertainment for the entire family, combining real life with cartoons as its never done before. I love it, ill always love it. Looks like i have to add a few lines for this review to be accepted and posted. I really have nothing else to add, go ahead and watch it without expecting nothing more than fun and entertainment and you will get far more then you expect.


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