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Sonny Vacarro bets his career on a young rookie named Michael Jordan

In 1984, Nike is struggling in the sports shoe market and CEO Phil Knight needs a breakthrough. With Converse dominating the world of basketball, Nike is falling way behind. Shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro is tasked with raising the profile of the division. He watches tape after tape of basketball rookies before spotting something extraordinary. Sure that this young rookie will go on to dominate the NBA, Sonny bets his entire future on the success of a young Michael Jordan. With a multi-sneaker deal in the offing, Sonny Vaccaro pitches Air Jordan to the world and waits for the response.

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Currently you are able to watch "Air" streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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What to know

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon mark their ninth onscreen appearance together in a major movie

Air is a biographical sports drama movie. It is directed by the acclaimed actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck, who gained recognition as the co-writer of Good Will Hunting, for which he won his first Academy Award. He later won the Academy Award for Best Picture for his 2013 film Argo. Affleck is joined by the multi-award-winning Robert Richardson, who handles the cinematography. Screenwriter Alex Convery is in charge of the script. Air is produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports, Artists Equity, and Mandalay Pictures.

Air features a star-studded cast list led by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck who play Sonny Vaccaro and Phil Knight respectively. They are joined by actor Jason Bateman who plays Rob Strasser and decorated actress Viola Davis who plays Deloris Jordan. Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, and Matthew Maher round out the cast. Air was released in cinemas on April 5, 2023.

Production News

December 13, 2021

The script for Air was featured in the 2021 Black List of the best unproduced scripts of the year. (Source: Deadline)

April 19, 2022

Amazon Studios and Skydance Sports pick up the script and announce Ben Affleck to star and direct. Matt Damon is also confirmed to be starring in the movie. (Source: Deadline)

June 10, 2022

A casting announcement confirms the involvement of Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans, and Chris Messina. (Source: Deadline)

February 9, 2023

The first official trailer for the movie is released showing the dire straits the company Nike was in when trying to make a splash in the industry. (Source: YouTube)

April 5, 2023

Air was released in cinemas. (Source: Collider)


Drama, Sport


1h 52min

Age rating



Matt Damon
Sonny Vaccaro
Ben Affleck
Phil Knight
Jason Bateman
Rob Strasser
Viola Davis
Deloris Jordan
Chris Tucker
Howard White
Chris Messina
David Falk
Matthew Maher
Peter Moore
Marlon Wayans
George Raveling
Julius Tennon
James Jordan
Damian Young
Michael Jordan
Jay Mohr
John Fisher
Gustaf Skarsgård
Horst Dassler
Barbara Sukowa
Kathy Dassler
Joel Gretsch
John O'Neil
Asanté Deshon
7-Eleven Clerk
Jessica Green
Katrina Sainz
Tami Jordan
Sports Book Clerk
Ari Davis
Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
Dempsey Gibson
Parent (uncredited)
Geoffrey Gould
Workshop Worker (uncredited)
Richard Allan Jones
Nike Staff (uncredited)
Tom Papa
Stu Inman (uncredited)
Michael Jordan
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Deloris Jordan
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barack Obama
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)