• Space Jam (1996)

Space Jam

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

PG |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Swackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird (Larry Bird) and Charles Barkley (Charles Barkley) -- so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan).

Cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Larry Bird, Bill Murray, Danny DeVito, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker

Director: Joe Pytka

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Northern Lights Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s, Rivalry, Creative, Amusing, Spirited, Underdog, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Is it cute? Yes. Is it a crowd-pleaser? Yup. Is it classic? Nope. (Though it could have been.) show more

  • 80
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Overall, Space Jam is a seamless marvel as Jordan slams and jams in the Looney Tune world. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Space Jam is a happy marriage of good ideas--three films for the price of one, giving us a comic treatment of the career adventures of Michael Jordan, crossed with a Looney Tunes cartoon and some showbiz warfare. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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