Convicted murderer Jake Shuttlesworth has a slim chance of getting out sooner than his 15 years. He simply must convince his son, a talented basketball player, to attend a certain university.
To this end, two accompanying agents bring Jake to New York and put him in a crap house called a hotel. With a beacon on his leg and a prostitute next door, Jake gets a few days of freedom to reacquaint himself with the son whose mother he killed six years ago...
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Jack Cunningham was a rising basketball star in high school, but at some point he gave up the sport. Because of his addiction to pills and alcohol, he lost everything overnight - fame, money, and family. Soon life gives Jack a second chance - he takes on the job of coaching his home school's basketball team, which everyone considers outright losers.
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