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Max Connor, a 12-year-old whose mother has raised him alone since her husband left, is distraught by her impending marriage to Travis, a kind fire fighter who can’t seem to make friends with Max. While hiding from a school gang of bullies in an abandoned building, he accidentally kicks a battered boom box, freeing a seven-foot, 3,000-year-old genie, Kazaam, who will grant him three wishes. Max runs away to meet his real father who he hasn’t seen in ten years, and who turns out to be involved with criminals in the bootleg CD trade. Kazaam is momentarily distracted by becoming an overnight sensation rap star, but defeats the criminals and grants Max’s final wish.
Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson, John Costelloe, Marshall Manesh, Fawn Reed, JoAnne Hart, Brandon Durand, Wade Robson, Jake Glaser, Efren Ramirez, Jonathan Carrasco, Jesse Perez, Todd Sible, Juan Reynoso, Anthony Ferar, Randall Bosley, Steve Barr, Deidra Roper, Kashi Barrett, Eboni Parson, Iris Burruss, Shawntae Harris, Nicole Jackson, Altameza Reeves, Sandra Chriss, Shana Renee, Davidson King, Deborah Rennard, Kelly Duncan, Bob Clendenin, Eugene McCarthy, Jeffrey Johnson, Brad Wilson, Miguel Escobar, Hector Jimenez, Michael Wajacs, Rory Leidelmeyer, Charles Bennett, Larry Clardy
© 1996 Touchstone
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Crafted from a mix of genre clichés, Kazaam doesn't know what kind of film it wants to be, and Shaq's larger-than-life charisma is stifled by rote filmmaking and an unimaginative story.
In his Hollywood debut, Shaq more or less played himself as a coveted college center in William Fr...
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- Genre:Comedy, Fantasy, Family
- Release Date:July 17, 1996
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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