Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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
When Billy and Sidney are driving back from their first basketball hustle, Sidney is in the middle of the backseat for all of his lines. When Billy is talking, however, Sidney's left arm is clearly visible on the left-hand side of the car. See more »
Can anybody step in for this guy? Anybody? For Mr. Motherfucking March of Dimes?
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »
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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