Merchandising opportunities collide in the 1996 live-action/animated sports “comedy”, SPACE JAM.
Starring Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other licensed characters as themselves, SPACE JAM follows MJ as he retires from the game that made him famous to play his father’s game – baseball. While His Airness struggles in a new sport, the Looney Tunes’ idyllic land is invaded by a new enemy – Mister Swackhammer (voiced by Danny DeVito) and the Nerdlucks. The Nerdlucks want to abduct the Looney Tunes for their amusement park, but the Tunes counter by putting it all on a basketball game. Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and other prominent NBA players get their talents magically stolen by the Nerdlucks who then become the Monstars, a formidable team that only one man (guess who?) can help a bunch of cartoon characters defeat! Oh, and obviously Bill Murray’s in this as well.
PLUS – a special pre-show event! So many Portland comedians wanted to be a part of SPACE JAM in Hecklevision, we had to get creative. Before the movie, twelve comedians will face off on stage in a video game basketball tournament and help some of YOU win prizes, too!
This special screening is presented in HECKLEVISION: Through the magic of MuVChat technology, your jokes, heckles and commentary are encouraged – in TEXT form! Tap out your wittiest wisecracks with your phone and they’ll appear instantly on screen! Each month, special guests will hang out to crack jokes via text with you and a few hundred of your best friends!
This month’s guest hecklers:
Katie Rose Leon
Patrick Thomas Perkins
Iris Jean Gorman