Like MikeDirector: John Schultz
Pint-size rap music star Lil Bow Wow shows that he can play ball as well as he raps in this youth-oriented comedy about a young boy whose dream comes true in an unexpected way. Calvin Cambridge (Lil Bow Wow) is a 14-year-old boy, who, since the death of his parents, has been living in an orphanage run by the unpleasantly eccentric Stan Bittleman (Crispin Glover). While the tough but caring Sister Theresa (Anne Meara) tries to encourage the kids, Calvin knows that he and most of the other kids his age are poor prospects for adoption. Calvin loves basketball and idolizes Michael Jordan, but he's too short to be much of a challenge to the older kids when shooting hoop at the playground. One day, Calvin discovers a pair of old basketball sneakers with the initials "MJ" written on the inside. Calvin is convinced they once belonged to Michael Jordan, but he can hardly believe what happens when he puts them on -- suddenly he's able to make superhuman jump shots and dunks just like a miniature version of Air Jordan himself. Calvin's newly developed talent on the court comes to the attention of Frank Bernard (Eugene Levy), the manager of the Los Angeles Knights, an NBA team having a humiliating season. Bernard brings Calvin to the team as a novelty item, but with the help of Coach Wagner (Robert Forster) and the new kid's can-do attitude, the Knights start to climb out of the cellar and look like possible season champs. However, Tracey Reynolds (Morris Chestnut), who used to be the team's star player, isn't happy to have his thunder stolen by a 14-year-old boy -- especially when he's made Calvin's roommate and de-facto guardian on the road. Like Mike also features cameo appearances by a number of pro basketball stars, including Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, and Jason Kidd.
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- 20th Century Fox
Cast & Crew
|Lil' Bow Wow||Calvin Cambridge|
|Morris Chestnut||Tracey Reynolds|
|Julius Charles Ritter||Marlon|
|John Robert Thompson||Actor|
|Vanessa A. Williams||Pharmacist|
|Peter E. Berger||Editor|
|Kristen Davis||Set Decoration/Design|
|Colin de Rouin||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael Elliot||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Mary Jane Fort||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Risa Bramon Garcia||Casting|
|Richard Gibbs||Score Composer|
|Billy Gottlieb||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|David MacMillan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Gary Marcus||Asst. Director|
|Suzette Sheets||Set Decoration/Design|
|Adam Silver||Executive Producer|
|Arlan Jay Vetter||Production Designer|
|Gregg Winik||Executive Producer|
|John R. Zachary||Art Director|
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I am 8 years old and saw the movie at the theatre, I really like basketball and would love to find sneakers like that. My favorite part was the slam dunk contest, when lil Bow Wow did Michael Jordan's dunk.
Like Mike is not just a basketball movie for boys. My 8 year old daughter had me rent the movie so many times I bought it. I love to watch it with her, and only stopped crying after the first 3 times. What a feel good movie
Hey my nane is carliss james and I went to see (Bow Wow's) wonderful movie me and my friends their names are chasity, tenisha, raedawn, jared, brian,including me my name is Carliss James we enjoyed the movie in fact during the movie I made a couple of outbursts like when (Morris Chestnut)adopted (Bow Wow) I said oh thats so sweet and immediately after the movie I got up and did the ''Harlem Shake'' and every won was looking at me in United Artist and when I finished I said that was for Bow Wow. My teacher name is Darious Carter and everyone I mean everyone says that Morris Chestnut is his twin.
It was outstanding. When he slam dunks it looks really fake! But it was a good movie
Like Mike was the best basketball movie I have seen since Space Jam. I thought that Bow Wow did a great job protraying an orphan and that you could see some of your favorite NBA stars in the movie. One question to the production staff: WHERE IS MICHAEL JORDAN?!
Jonthan Lipnicki had two films out last summer and this was the first. But Lil' Bow Wow as the lead as an oprhan who discovers a pair of sneakers that was owned by Michael Jordan. As the movie opens, Calvin Cambridge (Lil' Bow Wow) who loves basketball. But soon he finds a pair of sneakers but his rival doubts the sneakers was owned by Michael Jordan and throws the sneakers on to a powerline. Calvin has met the coach of the L.A. Knights and was told that there is ticket's wating for him for a game on a Sunday. During the night, Calvin and Murph (Jonthan Lipnicki) goes out to get the sneakers in the rain, but the shoes are struck by lighting. And he and Murph goes to the game, and Calvin has the winning ticket to go up against Tracey. Where he out plays Tracey and he gets signed to increase attentance.
This really is a cute movie. My son and I went to see it (he had already seen it once) and I was really surprised. I kept me interested and didn't have anything objectionable in it. You never know what to expect with PG but it was just good-old fashioned fun. This would make a good Christmas present for younger boys and any sports-minded children. Very cute.
I LIKED THIS MOVIE ALOT BECAUSE MY HUSBAND BOWWOW IS IN IT. I THOUGHT THAT THIS MOVIE WAS FUNNY AND INTERESTING. I HOPE HE WILL SOON WORK WITH LIL' ROMEO IN A MOVIE REAL REAL SOON.
bow wow is sooooo cute in this movie. he looks like a professional basketball player!
Like mike is a very good book the main people in the movie are calvin tracy well thats all i know check it out.