He Got Game (1998) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

  • 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.

  • Jake Shuttlesworth is in prison serving time for killing his wife in a violent family feud. He is released on parole, but with one condition - he must persuade his son, genius basketball player Jesus to sign with the governor's alma mater university, Big State. And Jake only has a week to do it.


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  • Jake Shuttlesworth, is let out of prison on one condition: he must convince his son, Jesus, to play basketball for a big-time school...

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