He Got Game (1998)

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TitleHe Got Game
Year1998
CountryUSA
GenreSport (Movies)
Run Time2h 16 min
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Jesus Shuttlesworth, the top high school basketball player in the United States, is being pursued by the top college basketball programs in the nation. His father, Jake, is a convicted felon serving time at Attica Correctional Facility for accidentally killing his wife, Martha, Jesus’ mother, six years earlier. Jake is temporarily released by the governor, an influential alumnus of “Big State,” one of the colleges Jesus is considering, so that he might persuade his son to sign with the governor’s college. If successful, he’ll get an early release from prison. Upon his first moments outside of prison, Jake contacts his daughter, Mary Shuttlesworth, who is happy to see him. When Jesus returns home from school, he refuses to look his father in the eye, and tells his sister to get rid of the “stranger” in their living room.

Jesus later agrees to meet with his father at an alternative location away from Mary. Throughout the movie, Jake tries to persuade Jesus to attend Big State with seemingly no success. Eventually, he divulges the deal set up by the governor. However, Jesus appears to be unsympathetic to his father’s situation. Flashbacks illustrate the younger Jesus’ grueling basketball training under his father, and the night an argument between Jake and Jesus escalated into violence, resulting in Jake accidentally killing Jesus’ mother after she intervened. Intertwined with the story of the Shuttlesworth family is the sub-plot of Dakota Barns, a prostitute who stays in the room next to Jake in the run-down hotel, which the warden has booked for him.

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He Got Game
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Cast:

Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Jake Shuttlesworth
Ray Allen Ray Allen
Jesus Shuttlesworth
Jade Scott Yorker Jade Scott Yorker
Jesus Shuttleshworth (Age 12)
Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich
Dakota Burns
John Turturro John Turturro
Coach Billy Sunday
Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson
Lala Bonilla
Zelda Harris Zelda Harris
Mary Shuttlesworth
Hill Harper Hill Harper
Coleman 'Booger' Sykes
Ned Beatty Ned Beatty
Warden Wyatt
Bill Nunn Bill Nunn
Uncle Bubba
Lonette McKee Lonette McKee
Martha Shuttlesworth

Jesus Shuttlesworth, the top high school basketball player in the United States, is being pursued by the top college basketball programs in the nation. His father, Jake, is a convicted felon serving time at Attica Correctional Facility for accidentally killing his wife, Martha, Jesus’ mother, six years earlier. Jake is temporarily released by the governor, an influential alumnus of “Big State,” one of the colleges Jesus is considering, so that he might persuade his son to sign with the governor’s college. If successful, he’ll get an early release from prison. Upon his first moments outside of prison, Jake contacts his daughter, Mary Shuttlesworth, who is happy to see him. When Jesus returns home from school, he refuses to look his father in the eye, and tells his sister to get rid of the “stranger” in their living room.

Jesus later agrees to meet with his father at an alternative location away from Mary. Throughout the movie, Jake tries to persuade Jesus to attend Big State with seemingly no success. Eventually, he divulges the deal set up by the governor. However, Jesus appears to be unsympathetic to his father’s situation. Flashbacks illustrate the younger Jesus’ grueling basketball training under his father, and the night an argument between Jake and Jesus escalated into violence, resulting in Jake accidentally killing Jesus’ mother after she intervened. Intertwined with the story of the Shuttlesworth family is the sub-plot of Dakota Barns, a prostitute who stays in the room next to Jake in the run-down hotel, which the warden has booked for him.

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