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Michael Jordan: An American Hero (1999)

It starts as a little kid and shows the man behind the legend grow up to the nba


Alan Metzger


Jim Naughton (book), Michael J. Murray (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Allen ... Deloris Jordan
Ernie Hudson ... James Jordan
Robin Givens ... Juanita Vanoy / Juanita Jordan
Lou Rawls ... Security guard
Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs ... Buzz Peterson (as Christopher Jacobs)
Logan Robbins ... Curtis Age 12
Brenan T. Baird Brenan T. Baird ... Phil Jackson
Cordereau Dye Cordereau Dye ... Michael Age 12
Michael Dyer Michael Dyer ... Robbie Squires
Desi Arnez Hines II Desi Arnez Hines II ... Leroy Age 15 (as Desi Arnes Hines II)
Thomas Hobson ... Michael Age 15
Mark Mathias Mark Mathias ... Abel Broxton
Dari Gerard Smith Dari Gerard Smith ... Michael Age 6 (as Dari G. Smith)
Rugg Williams ... Del Shawn
Michael Jace ... Michael Jordan


It starts as a little kid and shows the man behind the legend grow up to the nba

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements






Release Date:

18 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Hero: The Michael Jordan Story See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Michael Jordan returns to play for The Bulls as number 45, there is a shot of him making a slam dunk where the number on his shirt is 23, his old number. See more »


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11 December 2002 | by girardi_is_godSee all my reviews

When did they make a movie about MJ? Did I miss a meeting? I'm sick and tired of Jordan. All we ever hear is how great he is. All we ever see is Ahmad Rashaad and all the other pawns sucking up to him. His career numbers don't dwarf th others in his sport, like Gretzky or Marino. Yet, so many Jordan supporters suggest he is unquestionably the best player ever. What about Bird, Magic, or Bill Russell for god's sake. All that's irrelevant. I like Michael Jace. He was awesome as conflicted Julien Lowe on "The Shield". But Any movie made about the most overhyped athlete in history was bound to be crappy. Jordan is beloved, and he is never held to his mistakes. Jordan the American hero? Ask his wife...

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