Spike Lee's passion for basketball drives this drama about a father and his estranged son, a gifted high-school player on the brink of manhood. His name is Jesus (Ray Allen), one of many things he holds against his father Jake (Denzel Washington). The
fact that Jake is in jail for killing his wife, Jesus' mother (Lonette McKee), is another. Jake is granted a sub-rosa one-week release by the governor, who wants Jesus to accept a scholarship to his alma mater and thinks Jake might be able to convince him. But Jake has to get in line, because
everybody -- agents, college recruiters, basketball groupies and big men in the 'hood -- wants a piece of the serious, discipli...