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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Calvin (as Lil Bow Wow)
... Tracy Reynolds
... Murph
... Reg Stevens
... Ox
... Marlon (as Julius Charles Ritter)
... Stan Bittleman
... Sister Theresa
... Coach Wagner
... Frank Bernard
Roger W. Morrissey ... Marvin Joad (as Roger Morrissey)
... Henderson (as Timon Kyle)
Stephen Thompson ... Smith
Alex Krilov ... Krilov
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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Think like Mike, Achieve like Mike, Be Like Mike. See more »


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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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3 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baschetii fermecati  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,179,420, 7 July 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,432,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,432,423
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Trivia

The mystical shoes in the movie come from the Salvation Army thrift store. See more »

Goofs

When Calvin is paying Tracy in the 1 on 1, he has 60 seconds to score and win the prizes. The clock starts counting down immediately when Calvin is handed the ball when it should not have started until Calvin actually put the ball in play. See more »

Quotes

[Bittleman is playing electronic chess in his van]
Frank Bernard: Mr. Bittleman?
[Bittleman jumps, sending his chess game flying]
Frank Bernard: Playing checkers, I see.
Stan Bittleman: [disappointed] I was about to win.
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Getcha Head in the Game
Written by Sam Hollander, David Schommer and Michael Mangini
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of S-Curve Records
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I really enjoyed this movie.
22 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie and thought it was great. I have two younger sisters, and nowadays I cannot find a good movie that I enjoy, and that is appropriate for my 10 year old sister. This was a very good movie, very clean and enjoyable. Other than the fact that Bow climbs an electric wire in the rain, and that the shoes were magic, the storyline was just enough realistic so that kids can see that life isn't perfect for everyone. Other people have problems too. And there were a surprising twist of events. All in all, I think this was a great show. I really appreciate finding a movie that I don't have to worry about my sisters, and that my parents feel okay with us watching. Thank you!


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