Space Jam

November 15th, 1996


Space Jam

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Still of Bill Murray and Michael Jordan in Space JamMarvin the Martian tips the basketball as Michael Jordan faces the incredible Monstars, Bang, Blanko, Pound, Bupkus and Nawt, during the big game.Henry Winkler at event of Space JamStill of Michael Jordan in Space JamMichael Jordan at event of Space JamMichael Eisner at event of Space Jam

Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 5.7/10 (43,941 voted)

Director: Joe Pytka

Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle

Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Micheal Jordan, the Babe Ruth of Basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom.

Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick

Michael Jordan - Himself
Wayne Knight - Stan Podolak
Theresa Randle - Juanita Jordan
Manner Washington - Jeffery Jordan (as Manner 'Mooky' Washington)
Eric Gordon - Marcus Jordan
Penny Bae Bridges - Jasmine Jordan
Brandon Hammond - Michael Jordan - 10 Years Old
Larry Bird - Himself
Bill Murray - Himself
Thom Barry - James Jordan
Charles Barkley - Himself
Patrick Ewing - Himself
Tyrone Bogues - Himself (as Muggsy Bogues)
Larry Johnson - Himself
Shawn Bradley - Himself

Taglines: Get ready to jam


Official Website: Official Space Jam Site |

Release Date: 15 November 1996

Filming Locations: Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $27,528,529 (USA) (17 November 1996) (2650 Screens)

Gross: $230,418,342 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The first animated film to have been edited for content for TV airings.

Continuity: The arena and the arena floor change during the Knicks-Suns game at the beginning.

[first lines]
James Jordan: Michael? What are you doin', son? It's after midnight.
Michael Jordan at 10: I can't sleep, Paps.
James Jordan: Well, neither can we with all that noise you're making. C'mon, let's go inside.
Michael Jordan at 10: Just one more shot?
James Jordan: All right, just one.

User Review

MJ and Bugs slam dunk in "Space Jam"

Rating: 8/10

I saw "Space Jam" the first day it was released in November of '96. I was eight years old, and of course like any child, I loved it. I thought Michael Jordan's acting was great and the film was a masterpiece. Fast forward to 2003, and I still love it. Jordan's acting ain't that great but nonetheless I can still sit down and watch the whole movie, and love every minute of it. What upsets me about this movie is that it is hard to find on DVD. I've been trying to look for it for years, but I just heard that it will be released on a special edition DVD. When I get it, I'll probably watch it everyday.

This is a must for children and those Jordan freaks (like myself)

*** out of ****


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