He Got Game

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Spike Lee
Production: Buena Vista
  10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
136 min

- Guard!

- What the hell's goin' on in there?

You'll have to excuse

the temporary discomfort,

but we can't trust

in your abilities as an actor.

There's little margin

for error.

Let's go, Doc!

Hurry up.

Where you takin' him?

- What's wrong with this inmate?

- I don't know.

- Food poisoning?

- Are you sure?

I don't know.

He just rolled him in.

I want this inmate

quarantined immediately.

- Looks like he ate some

of this fine prison cuisine.

- I can't take a chance.

Last time something like this happened,

half the prison population got sick.

- He's quarantined now. He's contagious.

- God!

One last thing.

Don't try any funny business.

Any shenanigans, the deal is off.

Any shenanigans, the deal is off.

Can't you make him shut up?

- The guy's in pain.

- Then give him something.

We got two more hours to go.

Man, I don't wanna hear that shit.

Two parole officers

will be assigned to you.

- Spivey, he's a black man.

You should like him.

He should like you.

Your other chaperone is Crudup.

Quiet. But, as my father told me,

it's the quiet one's you have to watch.

Spivey, I'm sick

as a dog, man.

Here. Drink that.

Drink it.

Spivey and Crudup,

two of the best,

handpicked by me.

If necessary, these men have

been given a green light to shoot.

We don't give a shit about you,

or you being sick as a dog.

You wanna throw up, let us know.

We'll pull over.

You puke back there,

my main man Crudup will see to it...

that you lick it

all back up,

every single

nasty-ass drop.

You understand,

my brother? Capisce?

Yeah, capisce.

Can you pull over?


Remember what my main man Spivey said.

Don't get any in the car.

- Not a drop, not a speck.

- Don't move too fast

- What up?

- Let's keep control

- What's up, bro?

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Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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