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R| 2 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
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: Denzel Washington , Ray Allen , Milla Jovovich , Rosario Dawson , Hill Harper , Zelda Harris , Jim Brown , Ned Beatty

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

He Got Game (1998)

Release Date: May 1st, 1998|2 hr. 14 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    He Got Game seems to cheer for integrity, honesty and hard work while playing up its own cheap thrills. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Lee uses visual imagination to lift his material into the realms of hopes and dreams. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Its best moments are as exuberant and insightful as anything the screen has given us this season, and its passionate concern for believable characters in a recognizably real world offers a refreshing change from the current spate of feel-good fantasies. show more

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