He Got GameMay 1, 1998
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 6.8/10 (18,504 voted)
Critic's Score: 63/100
Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen
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.
Coleman 'Booger' Sykes
Joseph Lyle Taylor
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Roger Guenveur Smith
Big Time Willie
Coach Billy Sunday
The father, the son and the holy game.
Release Date: 1 May 1998
Filming Locations: Cabrini-Green Public Housing Projects, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $7,610,663
(3 May 1998)
(26 July 1998)
Did You Know?
Filmed in 23 days.
What are you studying?
Yeah, me too.
A Great Movie for Anyone Who Plays Ball at Any Level
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
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