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As its title suggests, Like Mike is a rousing wish-fulfillment fantasy for any kid who's ever dreamed of soaring for a game-winning slam dunk like basketball legend Michael Jordan. It's fun but formulaic, beginning when 14-year-old, 4-foot-8 orphan Calvin Cambridge (played by appealing teen rapper Lil' Bow Wow) dons a magical pair of hand-me-down Nikes with the enticing initials "M.J." written inside. Next thing you know, Calvin's the new star of the L.A. Knights, an instant NBA celebrity taking his team to the playoffs alongside favorite teammate Tracy Reynolds (The Best Man's Morris Chestnut), with a bevy of villains (including reliable weirdo Crispin Glover) trying to steal his thunder. With Jerry Maguire's Jonathan Lipnicki as a fellow orphan, and a solid supporting cast including Eugene Levy, Robert Forster, and two dozen NBA stars, Like Mike is schmaltzy and predictable (and, surprisingly, there's no cameo from Jordan himself), but its sweet, good-natured quality will captivate kids from start to finish. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Bow WowCalvin Cambridge
Morris ChestnutTracy Reynolds
Jonathan LipnickiMurph
Brenda SongReg Stevens
Jesse PlemonsOx
Crispin GloverStan Bittleman
Anne MearaSister Theresa
Robert ForsterCoach Wagner
Eugene LevyFrank Bernard
Allen IversonHimself
Dirk NowitzkiHimself
Reginald VelJohnsonMr. Boyd
Valarie PettifordMrs. Boyd
Vanessa WilliamsPharmacist
Fred ArmisenNew Age Dad
Julie BrownNew Age Mother

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  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Theme(s): Fantasy, Family
  • Director: John Schultz
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 99 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 3, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 14, 2003
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