He Got Game: Directed by Spike Lee. With Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson. A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
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He Got Game is a 1998 American sports drama film written, produced and directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington and Ray Allen. The film revolves around Jake Shuttlesworth ( Denzel Washington ), father of the top-ranked basketball prospect in the country, Jesus Shuttlesworth ( Ray Allen ). Jake, in prison for killing his wife, is released on parole for a week by the state's governor to persuade his son to play for the governor's alma mater in exchange for a reduced prison sentence.
In 1998, Allen co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in the Spike Lee film He Got Game as high school basketball phenomenon Jesus Shuttlesworth. Roger Ebert praised his performance and said Allen "is that rarity: an athlete who can act,"  while New York magazine described him as "graceful and fast in the basketball scenes" while giving "a somberly effective minimalist performance."
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The movie stars Ray Allen, then in his early 20s and with the Milwaukee Bucks, as a high school basketball phenom named Jesus Shuttlesworth. The plot centers around Jesus' college recruitment and...
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Based on that, here are six of the best movies that don’t just include basketball, but are about the game itself. 1. He Got Game Ray Allen surprised fans and critics with his able performance | Noel Vasquez/Getty Images. Not one of the more heralded films on this list, He Got Game has become a cult classic. Coming out in 1998, it stars a young Ray Allen with the talented Denzel Washington.
Product Description. Academy Award (R)-winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, 2001, TRAINING DAY) stars in this must-see story about a convict given one shot at a second chance to be a father! With promises of a reduced sentence, Jake Shuttlesworth (Washington) is granted temporary release from state prison in order to persuade the nation's top basketball recruit ... his estranged son, Jesus (Ray Allen of NBA's Milwaukee Bucks), to play ball for the governor's alma mater!
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates. Votes: 24,959 | Gross: $7.83M. 94 (5) Criterion Collection.
This Spike Lee joint stars Denzel Washington as the father of a star basketball prospect (Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth), trying to convince him to go to a college to get a shorter prison...