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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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Joe Pytka
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jordan ... Michael Jordan
Wayne Knight ... Stan Podolak
Theresa Randle ... Juanita Jordan
Manner Washington Manner Washington ... Jeffery Jordan (as Manner 'Mooky' Washington)
Eric Gordon Eric Gordon ... Marcus Jordan
Penny Bae Bridges ... Jasmine Jordan
Brandon Hammond ... Michael Jordan (10 Years Old)
Larry Bird ... Larry Bird
Bill Murray ... Bill Murray
Thom Barry ... James Jordan
Charles Barkley ... Charles Barkley
Patrick Ewing ... Patrick Ewing
Tyrone Bogues ... Muggsy Bogues (as Muggsy Bogues)
Larry Johnson ... Larry Johnson
Shawn Bradley ... 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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Together, they just might save the world. See more »


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Rated PG for some mild cartoon language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The following cartoons are referenced when their characters appear at the meeting: An Egg Scramble (1950) (Miss Prissy), Hair-Raising Hare (1946) (Gossamer), Hillbilly Hare (1950) (Curt & Punkinhead Martin), Mexicali Shmoes (1959) (Slowpoke Rodríguez), Rabbit Punch (1948) (The Crusher), Rabbit's Kin (1952) (Pete Puma), The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942) (The Dover Boys) and Three Little Bops (1957) (the three little pigs). See more »

Goofs

When Swackhammer says to the little Nerdluck, "Nice! Did you see the move on that one?" the Nerdluck is red. Previously, the Nerdluck had been a brownish color. 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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Crazy Credits

After the credits, various characters quarrel over who gets to say "That's All Folks", then 'Michael Jordan' says "Can I go home now?" Then the Looney Toons "That's all folks!" written text slides over. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available on home video in a slightly longer director's cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Looney Tunes: Space Race (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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milestone of childhood
26 January 2013 | by hedin_88See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,528,529, 17 November 1996

Gross USA:

$90,418,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,418,342
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DTS | Dolby | SDDS | DTS-Stereo (digital 35 mm prints)| Dolby Digital (2001 Re-Release)| SDDS (2001 Re-Release)| DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (2001 Re-Release)

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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