Like Mike – Edited

Theatrical Release: December 3, 2004
DVD Release: December 3, 2004


Calvin Cambridge (Lil’ Bow Wow), a 13-year-old orphan, dreams of playing professional basketball and being adopted. But Calvin has two strikes against him – he’s only four-foot-eight, and no one wants to adopt a 13-year-old. When he finds a pair of used sneakers with the faded initials “MJ” inside, Calvin senses great things are about to happen. And they do. Whenever he wears those special sneakers on the basketball court, no one can stop him. At an NBA game, the young player wins a chance to show his stuff during half-time, and the rest is history. Calvin becomes an NBA star overnight, traveling with his favorites, the Los Angeles Knights team. The Knights’ coach assigns Tracey Reynolds (Morris Chestnut), one of his star players, to watch over young Calvin. But Tracey, a loner estranged from his own family, resents baby-sitting the pesky little kid who bounces off the wall with excitement and energy. You don’t have to be a basketball fan to like LIKE MIKE, but if you are, this gem will knock your socks off with appearances by some of the NBA’s best. It’s an uplifting, funny and delightful fantasy “CinderFella” story for the whole family.

Dove Review

I really enjoyed this movie. The whole plot was fresh and exciting. A kid who lives in a foster home seems to never catch a break. But he finds Michael Jordan’s shoes and suddenly he can play like the pros. For him this is a chance of a lifetime, and he can escape the terrible foster home he lives in. Besides being just a fun movie, I think it teaches a good lesson. It teaches us to always believe in ourselves and hope for something better. There is no sex, language, or violence in this movie. All in all it is a reall fun and wholesome movie that the whole family can enjoy.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: John Schultz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Kadie Lukens