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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  27 March 1992 (USA)
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances.

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Marques Johnson ...
Raymond
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Zeke
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Dwight 'The Flight' McGhee
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Willie Lewis
Bill Henderson ...
The Venice Beach Boys
Sonny Craver ...
The Venice Beach Boys
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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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It ain't easy being this good. See more »

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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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$76,253,806 (USA)
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Trivia

Charlie Sheen was the first choice for the role of Billy Hoyle. See more »

Goofs

Just before Gloria packs up her clothes and leaves the motel room, she takes off her red shirt and tosses it on the chair next to the front door. When she's packing her suitcase, the shirt is on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Billy Hoyle: You are so stupid. It would take your mother 1, no. 2 hours to watch 60 MINUTES.
Sidney Deane: Don't start that shit again.
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »

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Featured in I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1992 (2005) See more »

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I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products
A Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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courtship
22 September 2005 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A gritty comedy set in some tough LA neighborhoods about two basketball hustlers, one white (Woody Harrelson), the other black (Wesley Snipes). After hustling each other, they finally team up to play in a tournament, where with a combination of skill and trash talk they defeat the two guys who normally would have left them in the dust. The trash talk gets silly at times, while the subplot of underworld characters who are chasing Harrelson for an unpaid debt seems to be there only to explain logically why he hustles in the first place, as if he would do something else with his life. In any event, the games go from Venice Beach to Watts, and the settings are as good as the stars. Especially so are the cheap motels where Harrelson and girlfriend Rosie Perez have to live, and the inner city apartment where Snipes and his wife Tyra Ferrel call home, all of which adds up to a realistic slice of life at the time, which now seems to look quite a bit different. Intelligently written and well photographed, it has laid in the back of the shelves at countless video stores waiting to be rediscovered.


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