Michael Jordan: An American Hero

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Michael Jordan: An American Hero
Screenplay byMichael J. Murray
Directed byAlan Metzger
StarringMichael Jace
Composer(s)Paul Christian Gordon
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Mike Elliot
CinematographyThomas Callaway
Editor(s)Seth Flaum
Running time93 minutes
Production company(s)Saban Entertainment
DistributorSaban International N.V.
Original networkFox Family Channel
Original releaseApril 18, 1999

Michael Jordan: An American Hero is an American television film that aired on Fox Family Channel on April 18, 1999.[1] It stars Michael Jace as Michael Jordan.


The opening titles of the film shows footage of Jordan preparing for a game with the Chicago Bulls. The film is mostly based on the life of Michael Jordan from his childhood until when he grew up to be an NBA player. It also highlights the moments of when Michael played baseball as both a child and his short-lived minor league baseball career as well as his knack of golfing. The film ends with Michael in an empty arena after a game and he shoots a basket while flashbacks of his childhood when his father taught him how to shoot appear. The closing titles mentions that Jordan retired from basketball for good on January 13, 1999. However, in real life, he made a short-lived comeback in 2001 when he played for the Washington Wizards until 2003 when he retired again.


  • Michael Jace as Michael Jordan
  • Jascha Washington as Larry Jordan (age 7)
    • Desi Arnez Hines II as Larry Jordan (teenager)
  • Debbie Allen as Deloris Jordan
  • Ernie Hudson as James Jordan Sr.
  • D. Elliott Woods as Leroy
  • Brenan T. Baird as Phil Jackson
  • Christopher Jacobs as Buzz Peterson
  • Robin Givens as Juanita Jordan
  • Mark Mathias as Abel Broxton
  • John Valdetero as Coach Herring
  • Randy J. Goodwin as Ahmad Rashad
  • Ed Zajac as Ron Schueler

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Huff, Richard. "Fox Family Channel Goes Buggy With 'Jordan' Alert". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2011.