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.
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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.
Coach Carter: Directed by Thomas Carter. With Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez. Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
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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.
In 1998, Washington starred in Spike Lee's film He Got Game. Washington played a father serving a six-year prison term when the prison warden offers him a temporary parole to convince his top-ranked high-school basketball player son to sign with the governor's alma mater, Big State. The film was Washington's third collaboration with Lee.
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga. Votes: 211,522 | Gross: $126.37M.
On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so. Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza. Votes: 106,159 | Gross: $91.40M.
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims. Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer.
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