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Author: Spike Lee
Publisher: United States : Touchstone Pictures presents, United States : Touchstone Home Video, 1998 ; [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Film : English : [DVD version includes the original theatrical trailer]View all editions and formats
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"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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black films and programs
Features
Drama
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Lee
ISBN: 1558908951 9781558908956
OCLC Number: 423585200
Notes: Dramatic feature.
Credits supplied from the Internet movie database, April 29, 1999; DVD sleeve.
"Touchstone Pictures presents." DVD release date supplied from Amazon.com, as viewed on June 9, 2005.
Originally released in Technicolor and 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Digital, SDDS sound.
Credits: Music supervisor, Alex Steyermark; music, Aaron Copland; songs, Public Enemy; editor, Barry Alexander Brown; production design, Wynn Thomas; director of photography, Malik Hassan Sayeed. Original music by Keith Shocklee with the Bomb Squad; songs by Chuck D. with Public Enemy, Flavor Flav with Public Enemy, Professor Griff with Public Enemy, Eric Sadler with the Bomb Squad, Hank Shocklee with the Bomb Squad, Terminator X with Public Enemy; casting, Aisha Coley; art direction, David Stein; set decoration, Carolyn Cartwright; costume design, Sandra Hernandez; assistant director, Mike Ellis.
Cast: Denzel Washington (Jake Shuttlesworth). Ray Allen (Jesus Shuttlesworth), Milla Jovovich (Dakota Burns). Rosario Dawson (Lala Bonilla); Hill Harper (Coleman "Booger" Sykes); Zelda Harris (Mary Shuttlesworth); Ned Beatty (Warden Wyatt); Jim Brown (Spivey); Joseph Lyle Taylor (Crudup); Bill Nunn (Uncle Bubba); Michele Shay (Aunt Sally); Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Sweetness); Roger Guenveur Smith (Big Time Willie); John Turturro (Coach Billy Sunday); Lonette McKee (Martha Shuttlesworth); Arthur J. Nascarella (Coach Cincotta); Travis Best (Sip); Walter McCarty (Mance); John Wallace (Lonnie); Rick Fox (Chick Deagan); Al Palagonia (Dom Pagnotti); Leonard Roberts (D'Andre Mackey); Saul Stein (Prison Guard Books); Ron Cephas Jones (Prison Guard Burwell); Jade Yorker (Jesus Shuttlesworth age 12); Shortee Red (Booger age 12); Quinn Harris (Mary Shuttlesworth age 6); Dean Smith, Lute Olson, John Chaney, John thompson, Roy Williams, Nolan Richardson, Denny Crum, Tom Davis, Clem Haskins, George Karl, Jim Boeheim, Rick Pitino, Robert "Bobby" Cremins, Dick Vitale, Bill Walton, Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Robin Roberts (as themselves); Gus Johnson (PSAL announcer); Stuart Scott (TV announcer); Ray Clay (Tech U announcer); J.C. MacKenzie (Doctor Cone); Coati Mundi (clerk in motel); Avery Glymph (sneaker clerk); Ciara A. Shields (Mary's friend); Lin Que Ayoung, Angela Meryl, Dionne D. Phillips, Gary Frith, Jamie Hector, Harry Philippe, Kelli-Lin McMillan, Lamar Tookes ("I love you" Leech); Mark Breland (man with gat); Heather Hunter (female in sex montage); Christopher Wynkoop (the john); Alonzo Scales (Goose); Lori Rom (June); Kim Director (Lynn); Felicia Finley (Molly); Tiffany Jones (Buffy); Jill Kelly (Suzie); Jennifer Esposito (Ms. Janus); Tony Paige (correctional officer).
Other Titles: He got game--trailer.
Responsibility: a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced by Jon Kilik and Spike Lee ; written and directed by Spike Lee.

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"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. 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"--DVD sleeve. 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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