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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

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Storyline

Billy and Sydney think they're the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangster types. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los blancos no la saben meter  »

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Box Office

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$76,253,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,753,806
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Trivia

To introduce a new basketball shoe, Nike teamed up with the filmmakers to assemble the package of shoes inspired by characters Billy Hoyle and Sidney Dean. See more »

Goofs

While playing "Double Jeopardy," Gloria interrupts Alex to answer a question about Popes. The rules of the game do not permit a contestant to respond until the answer is read aloud in its entirety. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Deane: [to female spectators watching Sidney and his friends playing basketball on the Venice Beach basketball courts] Hey baby, I don't mean to brag... but I'm the greatest!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
Written by Dallas Austin and Randy Ran
Performed by RIFF
Courtesy of SBK Records
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The Hustler of Basketball Movies
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ron Shelton does it again. He does a great job of capturing the culture of basketball hustlers and how they go from court to court hustling games and making money. He gets everything right even down to the trash talk on the court. Woody Harrelson is perfect as the n'er do well Billy and Wesley Snipes is perfect as the fast talking Sidney. This also to me is the breakout performance of Rosie Perez. Perez is perfect as Billy's kookie girlfriend Gloria. This film is definitely a classic.


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