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Like Mike (2002)

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A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

Director:

John Schultz

Writers:

Michael Elliot (story), Michael Elliot (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shad Moss ... Calvin (as Lil Bow Wow)
Morris Chestnut ... Tracy Reynolds
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Murph
Brenda Song ... Reg Stevens
Jesse Plemons ... Ox
Julius Ritter ... Marlon (as Julius Charles Ritter)
Crispin Glover ... Stan Bittleman
Anne Meara ... Sister Theresa
Robert Forster ... Coach Wagner
Eugene Levy ... Frank Bernard
Roger W. Morrissey ... Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
Timon Kyle Durrett ... Henderson (as Timon Kyle)
Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson ... Smith
Alex Krilov Alex Krilov ... Krilov
David Brown David Brown ... Jones
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Storyline

Calvin and his friends, who all live an in orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable basketball powers and has the chance to play for the NBA. Written by Jerry Smith

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Taglines:

Think like Mike, Achieve like Mike, Be Like Mike. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Elliot, the writer of the film, sold the script to Fox for $500,000. See more »

Goofs

A huge Milwaukee Bucks sign reveals that the Raptors/Knights game was played in The Bradley Center where the Bucks play, not the Staples Center. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Cambridge: Did I come here to play, or did I come just for a show?
Coach Wagner: You were only here tonight to increase attendance, not to play.
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Connections

Featured in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #9.156 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Remember
Written by Brandon D. Casey & Brian D. Casey and TQ (as Terrance Quaites)
Performed by TQ featuring Jagged Edge
Courtesy of Cash Money Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Excellent sports film for kids
22 August 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

I'm giving this a 10 because in its genre it shines - it really is a great sports movie for kids! Lil Bow Wow is great, very natural, and very likable and the supporting cast all do their thing and make this inoffensive, entertaining, and we found lot of reasons to smile broadly.

With LOADS of basketball any kid that likes the game will be happy - of course, teams and players will change, but this is still really fun.

It reminded me of the old Disney films where magic, or experiments, gave some special powers and poof! sit back and watch time....

Absolutely recommended for kids and parents alike... we all loved this and would watch again.

Best thing I can say is that the kids just wanted to run out in the garden and play ball afterward, which is a pretty positive result!!!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Like Mike See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,179,420, 7 July 2002

Gross USA:

$51,432,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,274,780
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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