He Got Game is a 1998 American sports drama film written, produced and directed by Spike Lee. The film stars Denzel Washington as Jake Shuttlesworth, a prison inmate convicted for killing his wife. He is also the father of the top-ranked basketball prospect in the country, Jesus Shuttlesworth, played by NBA star Ray Allen. Jake 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 much reduced prison sentence. This is the third of four film collaborations with Washington and Lee. Wikipedia
He Got Game is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American drama films, Prison films, Films set in New York City, Films set in Brooklyn, Films shot in New York City, Films shot in North Carolina, Films shot in New Jersey and Films shot in Illinois.
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Jake Shuttlesworth: I want you to go to Big State, Son.
Jesus Shuttlesworth: Aw, Man, you just like everybody else.
Jake Shuttlesworth: No I'm not like everyone else, Son. Everyone else ain't your father.