Like Mike

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): John Schultz
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

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## Hand a double-O-P,

said crank it up ##

## Shoot it up ##

## Hand a double-O-P,

come on, come on ##

## Shoot it, shoot it ##

## Sweep the faith, steal the ball ##

## Turkey, what they are ##

## Get out the way, fancy turn ##

## Fake like Johnson, boss like Bird ##

## Pass the rock like Jason Kidd ##

## He got the scoop,

that's what you done ##

## And the crowd goes wild ##

## Hand a double-O-P,

said crank it up ##

## Shoot it up ##

## Hand a double-O-P,

come on, come on ##

## Shoot it, shoot it ##

## Gonna listen to

the whole light eight ##

## I know we're facin'

a 3-point situation ##

## With the face of time

and with the game on the line ##

## Go for a free throw,

the championship's mine ##

## Take it to the hole,

let me do my duty ##

## Perfect swish ##

Hey, punk.

I been thinkin'...

You been thinkin'?

That's a change of pace.

Got a pretty big mouth

for someone so...

- Don't say it.

- So short.

He ain't short!

I'm not short.

I'm just height-challenged.

What's height-challenged?

Better than bein' brain-challenged.

You wanna back that

big mouth up of yours

and play me one-on-one

for your jersey?

Ox, leave him alone!

What's the matter, Calvin?

Don't push Murph, man.

Would you guys just stop this?

Calvin, let's just go.

No, no.

Let me handle this.

Exactly how are you

gonna handle this?

Listen, if I say no...

He beats you up.

OK. Now, if I say yes...

He still beats you up.

And you'll lose your jersey.


I can take him.

I mean, Kobe wouldn't back down

from no challenge.

Allen Iverson wouldn't back down

from no challenge.

And Michael Jordan sure as heck

is not backin' down from no challenge,

And neither is Calvin Cambridge.

E-Excuse me.

Take a number, Ox,

Because you're about to be served.

They just don't

make these things

for... normal-sized people,

you know?

That's gotta hurt.

Go on ahead and laugh

if you want,

but you guys won't be laughing

when I get 5 new jerseys

from the family

who's gonna adopt me.

You ain't gettin' adopted.

Yes, I will,

'cause I have a destiny.

All orphans are special.

All orphans have destinies.

Maybe in books,

but you wanna name a real one?


And Nelson Mandela

and Marilyn Monroe

and Daunte Culpepper.

Who plays in the NFL.

James Avery:

This calls for champagne.


I want a family like that

to adopt me.

Look how they just

get along with each other.

That's what I really want.

Oh, man,

why'd you do that?

All right. Kids...

let's get to work.

Fresh candy.


Right here.

Hi. Would you like to

buy some candy, ma'am?

Hi. What about you?

Fresh candy. $2.00.

Hey, you guys wanna

buy some candy?

If you don't buy, I don't eat.

Hey, you want some candy?

It's for

the Chesterfield group home.


Candy bar, anybody?

Can we have some candy?

Please, Daddy?

No. We'll get treats inside.

Girls, don't ever give money

to a kid like this. It's a big scam.

Joad is down low!

He's open.!

Tracy Reynolds,

you need to pass the ball!

But Tracy shoots!


And it's nothin' but...


And the Knights lose by one.

What was Tracy Reynolds thinking?

No! No!


Look at the coach.

He's on fiire!

Let's go back to work, man.

Go back to work?

Nobody buys when we lose, Murph.

Man, you didn't even

sell half your candy.

We could lose

our TV privileges... again.

Is that Coach Wagner?

I think so.

S-Stay right here.

I'll be right back.

You have a good one.

Thank you.

Hey, coach.

Bet you could use some candy

after that one.

Tough loss.

You shoulda seen it up close.

You had it won!

You diagrammed the perfect play!

Sure, Harrison didn't

set the low pick,

but why didn't Tracy

pass the ball?

Son... that is one for the ages.

Hey, wait a minute.

It's 10:

It's a school night.

Do your parents know

you're out this late?

I'm an orphan.

And I'm out here selling candy

so that I can raise money

for the group home.

Oh. Well...

listen, how 'bout this, uh...

will that get me

a chocolate bar?


I can't charge you, coach.

I don't even know

if the money really goes

to the...

to the group home.

What's your name, son?

My name is Calvin.

Calvin Cambridge.

Calvin, have you ever seen

the Knights play in the arena?

No, sir.

Well, since you won't take my money,

how about if I get you some tickets

for Sunday's game?


You can pick 'em up at will call.

I will! Thanks, coach.

Nice talking to you.


Hello. Good to see you.

There's, uh, children everywhere, so...

He's so adorable.

I'm feelin' good about this, y'all.

Today's the day

I'm gonna get adopted.

You ain't gettin' adopted.

None of us are.

Face it. We're like dogs.

Parents only want the puppies.

So much for me being special.

Hey, things could change.

I mean, your destiny could be right here

and you don't even know it.


Where are you going?

Off to do that history homework

you owe me since yesterday?

Yes, Sister Theresa.

OK, Murph,

there is a winter coat here

that's just right for you.

Try it on.

Sister Theresa,

do you know anything

about these shoes right here?

I'm not sure.

It's a perfect fit.

Well, the guy

who dropped them off

said they used to belong

to some famous basketball player

when he was a kid.

Um... which...

which basketball player?


you know, the...

the tall bald one.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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