He Got Game

Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Denzel Washington, Ray Allen

Buena Vista Home Video | September 2, 2003 | DVD

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Denzel Washington stars in Spike Lee's acclaimed drama as Jake, a recently paroled convict who has a week to convince his son, Jesus, who is the most sought-after high school basketball player in the country, to attend the governor's alma mater. The problem is that Jake was convicted of murdering his son's mother and Jesus wants nothing to do with him.

Video Release: September 2, 2003

Theatrical Release: 1998

Runtime: 136

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Video

UPC: 717951000750

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He Got Game

Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Denzel Washington, Ray Allen

Video Release: September 2, 2003

Theatrical Release: 1998

Runtime: 136

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Video

UPC: 717951000750


Edition Description
  • Closed Captioned
  • Colour, Color
  • Digitally Mastered
  • Runtime: 136 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Released in English

Synopsis

The story of a black ex-con, imprisoned for reasons relating to his wife's death, who gets sprung by a governor in order to convince his basketball virtuoso son to attend the politician's state university. This intense drama, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, is largely about the ironic role reversal of a man suddenly finding himself free and unprotected, confronting his son who has acted as a father figure to his family. The soundtrack features Aaron Copland as well as Public Enemy in a striking, but effective, contrast of styles.

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Jake Shuttlesworth (Washington) is serving fifteen years for the death of his wife. His son Jesus(Ray Allen) is the best high-school basketball player in the country. One week before Jesus must sign a letter of intent to the college of his choice Jake is granted a temporary reprieve. The catch is that the Governor wants Jesus to go to Big State, his alma mater and is willing to consider commuting Jake's sentence only if he can persuade Jesus to go to Big State. The ironic role reversal of a man suddenly finding himself free and unprotected and his son acting as father figure to his sister drives this intense drama with Spike Lee's directing style. The unusual choice of Aaron Copland's music for the soundtrack provides an illuminating look at the music's inherent American-ness alongside the spectacle of American basketball.

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DVD Features: Region 1 Encoding; Theatrical Trailer; Chapter Search.
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