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Title:
He got game
Author:
Kilik, Jon.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Touchstone Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1998]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
With promises of a reduced sentence, Jake Shuttlesworth is granted temporary release from state prison in order to persuade the nation's top college basketball recruit, his estranged son Jesus, to play ball for the Governor's alma mater! Includes theatrical trailer.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture.

Letterbox format.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781558908956
UPC:
717951000750
Format :
DVD

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Denzel Washington and writer-director Spike Lee team for the third time with this contemporary basketball drama focusing on a promising athlete, the son of a convict-father. Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) has been in prison for six years when tough prison-warden Wyatt (Ned Beatty) tells him that he's getting a temporary parole with the promise of a commuted sentence. However, there's a trade-off -- Jake must talk his son, Jesus Shuttlesworth (NBA star Ray Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks), the top-ranked high-school basketball player in the country, into signing with the governor's alma mater, Big State. A flashback makes it clear that Jesus' mother (Lonette McKee was accidentally killed by Jake during a violent family fight. After Jake went to prison, the resentful Jesus was left alone to raise his sister Mary (Zelda Harris). Now several colleges are offering Jesus scholarships, and montages satirize the manner in which young athletes are wooed by educators and coaches across the country. However, Jake will soon be back behind bars if he can't get Jesus to sign with Big State within the week. Meanwhile, the greed of other family members begins to surface. John Turturro is seen in a cameo as Coach Billy Sunday, and several real-life coaches can also be spotted in this movie. Music by Aaron Copland (1900-1990) with songs by Public Enemy. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


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