1996 film by Paul Michael Glaser

Kazaam is a 1996 American fantasy family musical comedy movie. It was directed by Paul M. Glaser and was produced by Paul M. Glaser and Shaquille O'Neal. Kazaam was released on July 17, 1996. The movie is about Kazaam, a 5,000 year-old genie who appears from a magic boombox to grant three wishes to a boy.

Directed byPaul M. Glaser
Screenplay byPaul M. Glaser
Story byChristian Ford
Roger Soffer
Produced byPaul M. Glaser
Shaquille O'Neal
StarringShaquille O'Neal
Francis Capra
Ally Walker
James Acheson
CinematographyCharles Minsky
Edited byTom McMurtry
Michael E. Polakow
Music byChristopher Tyng
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
Release date
July 17, 1996
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$18,937,262[1]

The movie gained extremely negative reviews from critics and holds a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] The movie was also a box office bomb and was only able to make back $19 million of its $20 million budget.


  1. "Total Lifetime Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  2. "Kazaam". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-11-06.

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