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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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Cast

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Dwight 'The Flight' McGhee
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Willie Lewis
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los blancos no la saben meter  »

Box Office

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$76,253,806 (USA)
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Trivia

In the movie, Billy drives a 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. See more »

Goofs

Billy and Gloria shouldn't be paranoid whenever someone knocks on their door of their motel room because even if it were the Stucci brothers coming to collect their debt, they wouldn't be politely knocking on their door, the Stucci brothers would surprise them by showing up unannounced. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Deane: Hey hey man, what's the score? Yo! Chump! I'm talking to you! I'm talking to the fucking air.
Billy Hoyle: [sitting with the crowd watching Sidney and his friends play basketball on the Venice Beach basketball courts] My name ain't chump, it's Billy Hoyle.
Sidney Deane: Billy Hoyle. BILLY HOYLE. Billy Hoyle. Okay Billy... can you count to ten, Billy?
Billy Hoyle: Yeah.
Sidney Deane: Good. What's the score... Billy?
Billy Hoyle: I don't know.
Sidney Deane: Then you're a chump.
Billy Hoyle: [before Sydney snatches Bill's basketball away from him] I may be a chump, I just said that wasn't my...
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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 White Men Can't Hump (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

AREA CODE 213
Written and Performed by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Courtesy of Island Records
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The Funniest Sports Comedy Ever
6 February 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"White Men Can't Jump" is an hysterically funny movie that is one of the funniest I've seen. Director Ron Shelton has made other sports comedies before but this is his best one. Wesely Snipes and Woody Harrelson play off each other perfectly and make a memorable team. This film is highly profane but it has very inventive and witty dialoge. A very funny film.


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