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He Got Game (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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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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Coleman 'Booger' Sykes
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Storyline

Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother. Written by Anonymous

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A father's freedom depends on his son's choice. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexuality, some drug content and violence | See all certifications »

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A játék ördöge  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£42,999 (UK) (4 September 1998)

Gross:

£42,999 (UK) (4 September 1998)
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Trivia

For the scene where Jesus and Jake play for the letter of intent, the original script called for Jesus to win 15-0. However, Spike Lee encouraged the actors to play for real. The scene in the film reflects the actual game between Ray Allen and Denzel Washington. See more »

Quotes

Jesus Shuttlesworth: I hate my name. What kind of name is Jesus anyway?
Jake Shuttlesworth: It's biblical.
Jesus Shuttlesworth: Yeah, no kidding.
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Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Copland, Conductor
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Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Solo Publisher
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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A Great Movie for Anyone Who Plays Ball at Any Level
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently watched this movie for the first time, and as a 19 year old black male it spoke to me. However, I can see this being a film that everyone can appreciate. Especially now, with Lebron James and other upcoming HS athletes, you really see the other side of life that only they know.

This movie detailed the life of the #1 basketball star in HS, and the issues he deals with before he announces his plans for the future, further complicated by his father's contingent release from jail.

A GREAT movie, don't let the votes fool you, it's not a 6.5/10, more like 8.5.


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