He Got Game

1998, Drama, 2h 14m

63 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Though not without its flaws, He Got Game finds Spike Lee near the top of his game, combining trenchant commentary with his signature visuals and a strong performance from Denzel Washington. Read critic reviews

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Jake Shuttleworth (Denzel Washington) has spent the last six years in prison after accidentally killing his wife during a violent domestic dispute, leaving his son, star basketball prospect Jesus Shuttleworth (Ray Allen), to fend for himself. One day, the prison warden (Ned Beatty) approaches Jake with an unusual offer: He'll be given a week of parole to convince Jesus to attend the governor's alma mater, with the promise of a shortened sentence if he succeeds.

Cast & Crew

Denzel Washington
Jake Shuttlesworth
Ray Allen
Jesus Shuttlesworth
Milla Jovovich
Dakota Burns
Rosario Dawson
Lala Bonilla
Hill Harper
Coleman 'Booger' Sykes
Zelda Harris
Mary Shuttlesworth
Ned Beatty
Warden Wyatt
Jon Kilik
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Spike Lee
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Spike Lee
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