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PG| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
A genie named Kazaam (Shaquille O'Neal) has been sealed up for thousands of years, until one day he is accidentally freed by Max (Francis Capra), who is on the run from a local gang. Kazaam explains to the youth that he belongs to Max until he grants three wishes, but what Max really wants is to get to know his estranged father. When the genie, who considers trying his hand at a music career, forgets about his young master, Max is attacked by villainous club owner Malik (Marshall Manesh).

Cast: Shaquille O'Neal , Francis Capra , Ally Walker , Marshall Manesh , James Acheson , Fawn Reed , John Costelloe ,

Director: Paul M. Glaser

Genres: Fantasy

Kazaam (1996)

Release Date: January 1st, 1996|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Original enough to come up with new ways to go wrong. For one, the film is a blatant showcase to promote O'Neal as a rap artist. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Pure wish-fulfillment for Shaq-watchers who can't get enough of their 7-foot-1 basketball hero. [17 July 1996, p. 9D] show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    The movie is decidedly old-fashioned, aiming to send kids and their parents out of the theater feeling good about themselves. show more

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'Kazaam': Shaquille O'Neal Explains Why He Did 1996 Genie Movie

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Alex Suskind on Apr 3rd, 2012 12:07PM

Shaquille O'Neal is considered one of the best centers in NBA history. Unfortunately, that approval does not extend to his acting career. In 1996, Shaq starred in "Kazaam," a movie about a giant...

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