Like Mike

Like Mike

Lil' Bow Wow
Director: John Schultz Cast: Lil' Bow Wow
Lil' Bow Wow
, Morris Chestnut
Morris Chestnut
, Jonathan Lipnicki
Jonathan Lipnicki
John Schultz

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Overview

For Like Mike, which isn't much more than a NBA promotional piece, Fox has done an admirable job on this family oriented DVD. The picture, with both a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer on one side and the full-frame version on the other, is very natural looking. Colors are well-saturated and detail is precise. There aren't any noticeable distracting elements, resulting in a fine transfer. The 5.1 Dolby Digital English track is adequate for a film like this. There is a some separation of the channels, but for the most part it plays in the front speakers. Often the track seems more in line to appease a certain audience, primarily due to the subject matter. Music is often loud, occasionally muffling the dialogue. Probably the real surprise here is the number of extras that are included. Both sides of the disc contain a commentary by director John Schultz and actors Lil Bow Wow and Jonathan Lipnicki. Is it a good commentary? Not really. There are some interesting notes about the production, but generally Lil Bow Wow comes off as a cocky star and Lipnicki just narrates the scenes he's in. Schultz does what he can, but there's not much you can discuss about this film. On the widescreen side there is also a nice featurette called "Off the Hook and on the Set" which chronicles the production, from rehearsals to scoring the film. On the full frame side are the other extras which include a six-minute "fluff" piece containing interviews with cast, crew, and NBA players. In addition are three deleted scenes with optional commentary from Schultz, a music video from Lil Bow Wow, and a trailer, of all things, for Daredevil. Strangely enough, a trailer for this film isn't included. While Like Mike is certainly not a bad film, this disc is well-produced, making it a good reason to watch the movie.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2002
UPC: 0024543057024
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 8,418

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director John Schultz, Lil Bow Wow and Jonathan Lipnicki; Deleted scenes with optional director's commentary; "Off the Hook and on the Set" ; Featurette; "Bow Wow's Bow" featurette; "Basketball" music video and more; Anamorphic Widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); Full-frame format (aspect ratio 1.33:1); Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lil' Bow Wow Calvin Cambridge
Morris Chestnut Tracey Reynolds
Jonathan Lipnicki Actor
Robert Forster Actor
Crispin Glover Actor
Allen Iverson Himself
Eugene Levy Actor
Brenda Song Reg
Jesse Plemons Ox
Julius Charles Ritter Marlon
Anne Meara Actor
Pat Croce Actor
Michael Finley Actor
Lethon Flowers Actor
Steve Francis Actor
Jason Kidd Himself
Tracy McGrady Actor
Alonzo Mourning Actor
Steve Nash Actor
Dirk Nowitzki Actor
Gary Payton Actor
Jason Richardson Actor
David Robinson Actor
Takeo Spikes Actor
Reggie Theus Actor
John Robert Thompson Actor
Rasheed Wallace Actor
Gerald Wallis Actor
Chris Webber Actor
Kevin Garnett Himself
Vanessa A. Williams Pharmacist

Technical Credits
John Schultz Director
Anne Fletcher Choreography
Pete Antico Stunts
Peter E. Berger Editor
Teresa Caldwell Co-producer
Kristen Davis Set Decoration/Design
Colin de Rouin Set Decoration/Design
Jermaine Dupri Co-producer
Michael Elliot Original Story,Screenwriter
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Billy Gottlieb Musical Direction/Supervision
Garrett Grant Co-producer
Peter Heller Producer
Barry Josephson Producer
L. King-Devoreaux Stunts
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Marcus Asst. Director
Michael Mauldin Co-producer
Shawn Maurer Cinematographer
Jordan Moffet Screenwriter
John Pace Editor
Suzette Sheets Set Decoration/Design
Adam Silver Executive Producer
Reggie Theus Consultant/advisor
Arlan Jay Vetter Production Designer
Gregg Winik Executive Producer
John R. Zachary Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
1. No Backing Down
2. Orphan Candy
3. Michael Jordan's Sneakers
4. Super-Charged Shoes
5. Calvin's Big Score
6. A Four-and-a-Half-Foot Player
7. The New Knight
8. Calvin Takes the Shot
9. Calvin's Contract
10. Tracy's New Roommate
11. Food for Free
12. Two Orphans
13. Basketball
14. It's the Sneakers
15. A Trip With Tracy
16. The Designated Driver
17. Prospective Parents
18. The Geometry Lesson
19. A Winning Combination
20. Out of Sync
21. Bittleman's Bet
22. Something Pretty Big
23. Busting Bittleman
24. Orphans on the Move
25. Here Comes the Knights
26. A Winner on His Own
27. Going Home
28. End Titles
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. No Backing Down
2. Orphan Candy
3. Michael Jordan's Sneakers
4. Super-Charged Shoes
5. Calvin's Big Score
6. A Four-and-a-Half-Foot Player
7. The New Knight
8. Calvin Takes the Shot
9. Calvin's Contract
10. Tracy's New Roommate
11. Food for Free
12. Two Orphans
13. Basketball
14. It's the Sneakers
15. A Trip With Tracy
16. The Designated Driver
17. Prospective Parents
18. The Geometry Lesson
19. A Winning Combination
20. Out of Sync
21. Bittleman's Bet
22. Something Pretty Big
23. Busting Bittleman
24. Orphans on the Move
25. Here Comes the Knights
26. A Winner on His Own
27. Going Home
28. End Titles

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