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He Got Game

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Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Jake Shuttlesworth
Ray Allen Ray Allen
Jesus Shuttlesworth
Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich
Dakota Burns
Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson
Lala Bonilla
Hill Harper Hill Harper
Coleman 'Booger' Sykes
Zelda Harris Zelda Harris
Mary Shuttlesworth
Ned Beatty Ned Beatty
Warden Wyatt
Jim Brown Jim Brown
Spivey


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Spike Lee Spike Lee
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A good movie

11 years, 10 months ago at Mar 14 12:19
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I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I have it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, even though I really loved this flick the first time around, to be honest, I wasn't really impressed with this rewatch though. I mean, I still think it is a decent watch but I don't think it it is actually one of Spike Lee's best movies. At least, Denzel Washington gave... read more

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6 years, 2 months ago at Nov 24 2:08
1 vote
Notes:
*This is my 5th Spike Lee joint.
*It has a few of my favorite stars with Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, and Rosario Dawson.
*It looks to have quite a few cameos and actual people involved in basketball which is interesting.

Pros:
*Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, and Rosario Dawson
*Unique storytelling style
*Interesting soundtrack
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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.
Release date: 1 May 1998
UPC: 717951000750
Tags: Drama (6), Basketball (6), 1998 (4), Sports (3), Sport (3), Prison (2), 1990s (2), 90's (1), Rent (1), HQ (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Box Office Flop (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), A Spike Lee Joint (1)
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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. While audiences felt that the it didn’t have game, critics called it a marginal slam dunk, and that it was one of Spike Lee’s best joints. And with great performances by Denzel Washington and Ray Allen, and a look at basketball and how the game is almost a religious experience of sorts. Featuring a soundtrack, that includes “He Got Game” performed by Public Enemy and Stephen St"


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" "Let me tell you something son, you get that hatred out your heart, or you'll end up just another nigga, like your father." Directed by Spike Lee Written by Spike Lee Music by Cinematography by Ellen Kuras and Malik Hassan Sayeed Editing by Barry Alexander Brown "


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" Date: 2/16/2022 Viewed: Hulu Re-Watch Note: I haven't seen this film in a long time, and I'm excited to watch it again. I remember watching this film with my dad when it first came out, and I still have fond memories of it. He Got Game is still a fantastic film almost 25 years later. I love how entertaining the entire film is. The film is over two hours long and moves along at a good pace. In my opinion, there was not a single dull moment in the film. Spike Lee told a great story about a bas"


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"First viewing - Apr. 10th I suspect it'll take me at least a few more years before I catch up on Spike Lee's films that I haven't seen. This puts me one step closer. And it's fine. He Got Game has a solid cast and a decent story that seems fairly well grounded in reality. I'm not much into basketball, or perhaps I might have appreciated it more. But thankfully it's not only about that, and it's got some important things to say. It's absolutely worth a look, I just wasn't in love with it."


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