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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances.

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Cast

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Raymond
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T.J.
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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

The musical R&B quintet Boys II Men Riff recorded a song and accompanying music video called "White Men Can't Jump" for the movie. The music video featured Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez. It can be seen on the DVD release with bonus features. See more »

Goofs

Sydney's definition of "hearing" Jimi Hendrix, is not the standard textbook definition of "hearing," The definition of "hearing" he is referring is African American male slang terminology that is used in southern California. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Deane: [to Gloria, while in the Deane's apartment] All I care about is getting out of the Vista View apartments, because there ain't no "vista", there ain't no "view", and there certainly ain't no vista of no view.
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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

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

I'M GOING UP
Written by BeBe Winans (as Benjamin Winans)
Performed by BeBe Winans (as Bebe) & CeCe Winans
Courtesy of Capitol 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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