Like MikeJuly 3, 2002
A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 4.5/10 (6,901 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Bow Wow, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut
Calvin and his friends, who all live an in orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable basketball powers and has the chance to play for the NBA.
Writers: Michael Elliot, Michael Elliot
(as Lil Bow Wow)
(as Julius Charles Ritter)
Roger W. Morrissey
(as Roger Morrissey)
Think like Mike, Achieve like Mike, Be Like Mike.
Release Date: 3 July 2002
Filming Locations: First Union Center – 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,179,420
(7 July 2002)
(17 November 2002)
Did You Know?
The footage of the game shown when Calvin and his friends tie up Mr. Bittleman is actually from the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest which Vince Carter won.
Errors in geography:
While playing against the Miami Heat in a "home" game, banners for the Philadelphia Phantoms are visible in the rafters meaning the scene was filmed in Philly, not LA.
Can you sign this? It's for my niece.
Sure. What's her name?
Keep the film in perspective
I just finished watching "Like Mike" with my 7 year old son and he loved
On a scale from 1-10 I gave it an 8. I must admit I was partial on the
vote because it reflected my son's enjoyment. I think some should
that this was a kid's movie and shouldn't take it so seriously. I
the flow and even though it was obviously very predictable let's not
the target audience for this film. "Like Mike" was enjoyable and warm and
perfect for your FAMILY film night, as it was intended in the first