• Like Mike (2002)

Like Mike

Release Date: July 3rd, 2002

DVD Release Date: December 10th, 2002

PG |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Fourteen year old, hoops-loving Calvin Cambridge (Lil' Bow Wow) has a dream: to be a famous basketball player -- to mix it up among the NBA's greatest. But in a game dominated by giants with unparalleled athletic abilities, Calvin's diminutive stature and limited skills, make this a far-off fantasy. Or is it? After he laces up a mysterious pair of old sneakers inscribed with the faded initials MJ, Calvin makes the leap from playground hijinks to NBA superstardom...

Cast: Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Robert Forster, Crispin Glover, Eugene Levy, Brenda Song, Jesse Plemons

Director: John Schultz

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: Josephson Entertainment, NBA Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Like Mike Productions, Heller Highwater Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Heartwarming , Amusing , Growing up , Friendship , Transformation , 2000s , Lighthearted , Best friend , House ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie overcomes its lack or originality in the setup by making good use of its central idea, that a pair of sneakers could make a kid into an NBA star. This is a message a lot of kids have been waiting to hear. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's basketball Fantasy Camp for the cost of a movie ticket. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This Flubbery fantasy won't win any prizes for elegant craftsmanship or originality, but it's entertaining, good-natured and a slam dunk to be a hit with young kids.

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