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Kazaam ★½ 1996 (PG)

Twelve-year-old Max (Capra) is having problems—bullies are chasing him and his single mom's just found a new boyfriend. But his luck seems ready to change when a battered boombox reveals a seven-foot rappin' genie named Kazaam (O'Neal). The kid's beyond obnoxious and Shaq shouldn't plan to give up b-ball anytime soon (at least for an acting career), even though director Glaser did think up the part for the tall guy just before he met him at an NBA All-Star Game. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Francis Capra, Shaquille O'Neal, Ally Walker, John A. Costelloe, Marshall Manesh, James Acheson; D: Paul Michael Glaser; W: Christian Ford, Roger Soffer; C: Charles Minsky; M: Christopher Tyng.