Kazaam

July 17th, 1996







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Plot
Being a lone young boy in the 'hood" is dangerous and unpleasant. This is what Max experiences when he fools a gang of local toughs who cornered him at school...

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 2.5/10 (15,340 voted)

Critic's Score: 24/100

Director: Paul Michael Glaser

Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker

Storyline
Being a lone young boy in the 'hood" is dangerous and unpleasant. This is what Max experiences when he fools a gang of local toughs who cornered him at school. The gang finds out that the key he gave them is of no value in committing a robbery, and they chase him through the streets of his neighborhood, bent on revenge. He tries to escape by slipping into the open door of an old warehouse, but they follow him there, too. While running from them through aisles filled with all kinds of stuff, he bumps into an old boom box. By doing that, he manages to release Kazaam, a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years. In order to stay free, Kazaam must give Max three wishes.

Writers: Paul Michael Glaser, Christian Ford

Cast:
Shaquille O'Neal - Kazaam
Francis Capra - Maxwell 'Max' Connor
Ally Walker - Alice Connor
James Acheson - Nick
John Costelloe - Travis
Marshall Manesh - Malik
Fawn Reed - Asia Moon
JoAnne Hart - Mrs. Duke
Brandon Durand - Vasquez
Wade Robson - Elito (as Wade J. Robson)
Jake Glaser - Jake
Efren Ramirez - Carlos
Jonathan Carrasco - Z-Dog
Jesse Perez - Vasquez's Sidekick
Todd Sible - Engineer Ed

Taglines: The world's most powerful genie has just met his match.

Release Date: 17 July 1996

Filming Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,131,000 (USA) (21 July 1996) (2012 Screens)

Gross: $18,876,581 (USA) (3 November 1996)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the movie Max didn't know much about his dad, in real life Francis Capra also didn't know much about his own dad.

Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Kazaam is singing the song "We genie" with Max, if you look closely, when he raps the part, "...and we was in Hades 'cause we moved with the Harem of the Prince of Akabrem..." His mouth is still moving for that split second after he finishes the line, but before they show Max's Face.

Quotes:
Kazaam: [lifting malik by the neck] Now, where's Max?
Malik: Uh... du... du... du... uh... he... uh... he went down that shaft.
Kazaam: WHAT?
Malik: Umm... uh... uh... there was nothin I could do, now put me down...
[starts choking]
Malik: ... I'm afraid of heights.
Kazaam: Wish not granted!
[Shapes Malik into a basketball, and then slam-dunks him into the Air duct]



User Review

Read my comment.

Rating:

Shaquille O'Neal delivers an Oscar worthy performance in what might be the most powerful performance of the 90's. All around, it is brilliant. This is a gripping and amazing tale about a genie and his friendship with a lonely child. Acting is purely amazing and the story is beautifully played out like poetry in motion. Honestly, this film goes down as one of the all time greats. Top to bottom, this film is perfectly mastered. Every actor in this film comes through and nails the role perfectly. 11/10

Now, imagine the exact opposite of that. Got it? Okay, the truth is...the movie isn't even *that* good. Shaq, what were you thinking?









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