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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.

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John Schultz

Writers:

Michael Elliot (story), Michael Elliot (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cedric the Entertainer was offered a role, but he turned it down to film Barbershop (2002) instead. See more »

Goofs

After the game there are balloons of various colors on the court, yet only red, white, and blue balloons were previously shown hanging in the rafters, ready to drop. See more »

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Ox: What's room service?
Calvin Cambridge: Well, you're in a hotel room, and you pick up the phone. You dial 6. You tell them what foods you want, and they send it up
[beat]
Calvin Cambridge: for free!
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Soundtracks

Dance with You
Written by Marques Houston (as Marquis Houston), Jerome Jones, Kelton Kessee (as Kelton Kesse),
Tony Oliver, Ketrina Askew, Solange
Performed by Solange (as Solange) featuring B2K
Courtesy of Music World Music/Columbia Records and Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

 
A great flim for the young and the young at heart
6 July 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Like Mike is clearly one of the best films that I've seen this summer. The film is funny and heartwarming and has the potential to be a sleeper hit. Lil Bow Wow plays Calvin Cmabridge very good in his first lead role he carries the movie very easily by hisself and has good chemsitrsty with Johnaten Lipnicki and Morris Chestnut. The film has good one-liners and great basketball sequences along with cameo's from many NBA like Tracy McGrady,Allen Iverson(who I can't stand) and Jason Kidd and it's also great to see Crispin Glover play a villian. While the film isn't Oscar Worthy it's a great crowd pleaser.


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