He Got Game (Touchstone Movie)

He Got Game (Touchstone Movie)

He Got Game Details:

Academy Award(R)-winner Denzel Washington 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 (NBA basketball star, Ray Allen), to play ball for the governor’s alma mater! But just as Jesus faces intense pressures and irresistible temptations contemplating his big decision, Jake is also forced to consider not only what’s best for himself … but what’s best for his son! With a groundbreaking soundtrack by the legendary Public Enemy — plus great cameos from John Turturro and basketball personalities Dick Vitale, John Thompson, Dean Smith, and more, HE GOT GAME is a critically acclaimed hit you don’t want to miss!

Key Cast:

  • Denzel Washington: Jake Shuttlesworth
  • Ray Allen: Jesus Shuttlesworth
  • Jade Yorker: Jesus Shuttlesworth (age 12)
  • Milla Jovovich: Dakota Barns
  • John Turturro: Coach Billy Sunday
  • Rosario Dawson: Lala Bonilla
  • Jim Brown: Spivey
  • Joseph Lyle Taylor: Crudup
  • Hill Harper: Coleman “Booger” Sykes
  • Shortee Reed: Coleman “Booger” Sykes (age 12)
  • Zelda Harris: Mary Shuttlesworth
  • Quinn Harris: Mary Shuttlesworth (age 6)
  • Ned Beatty: Warden Marcel Wyatt
  • Bill Nunn: Uncle Bubba
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd: Sweetness
  • Roger Guenveur Smith: Big Time Willie
  • Lonette McKee: Martha Shuttlesworth
  • Travis Best: Sip
  • Walter McCarty: Mance
  • Kim Director: Lynn
  • John Wallace: Lonnie
  • Rick Fox: Chick Deagan
  • Leonard Roberts: D’Andre Mackey
  • Jennifer Esposito: Ms. Janus
  • Chasey Lain: Buffy (listed: Tiffany Jones)
  • Jill Kelly: Suzie
  • Al Palagonia: Dom Pagnotti

Key Crew:

  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Producers: Jon Kilik and Spike Lee
  • Writer: Spike Lee
1998
$21.5 million
80%
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