After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
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
Woody Harrelson was significantly better at basketball than Wesley Snipes, however, in the movie they are depicted as equals, though Harrelson's character famously cannot dunk. See more »
Before the second hustle game in Watts, Sidney declares the game to be "make it take it", meaning a team retains possession of the ball after scoring a basket. However, after Billy makes the first shot of the game, their opponents (Robert and Zeke) take possession of the ball. See more »
Oh man shut your anorexic malnutrition tapeworm-having overdose on Dick Gregory Bahamian diet-drinking ass up. Leave me alone!
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Greed and Basketball. How Can You Not Like This Film?
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson team up on the playgrounds of L.A. to hustle all comers. The direction is sharp and the cinematography is surprisingly impressive as the mean streets of Los Angeles are caught with striking camera shots. The under-rated screenplay is intelligent, focused, and clever. All in all "White Men Can't Jump" is far from being a classic, but it is still a fine film that is better than many think. 4 stars out of 5.
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