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.
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.
Told through flashbacks that reveal the plot throughout the course of the movie, He Got Game is about Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) and his basketball-star son, Jesus (Ray Allen). Jake is in jail under mysterious circumstances, yet can get out of jail if he is able to convince Jesus to choose to play basketball at a specific school, namely the state governor's alma mater.
What You Need To Know: In HE GOT GAME, Jake, played by Denzel Washington, is a prisoner who believes in the forgiveness of the Lord and is hoping for forgiveness from his children. He has a son named Jesus who is the top high school basketball recruit in the nation. Coaches want Jesus to go to their school or into the NBA.
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The plot centers around Jesus' college recruitment and the complicated relationship he has with his estranged father (played by Denzel Washington) who is serving time in prison.
Coming out in 1998, it stars a young Ray Allen with the talented Denzel Washington. You know it’s iconic when you can currently buy a Jesus Shuttlesworth jersey online—the character Allen played, who as a high school senior in the movie was one of the nation’s top recruits.
Denzel Washington on Fatherhood, Basketball, and Stardom. This article originally appeared in the May 1998 issue of Esquire. Get access to every Esquire story ever published at Esquire Classic ...
Jesus Shuttlesworth (Ray Allen) was supposed to crush his father, Jake (Denzel Washington), in the finale scene in "He Got Game." But fate — in the form of some lucky shots — intervened. HOME
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