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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

 -  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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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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Get Ready for Hustley 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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Phil Morris auditioned for the role of Sidney. See more »

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After Sidney invites Billy to play against Eddie 'The King' Faroo and Duck Johnson. Billy tells Gloria that he can guarantee victory and puts his arm around Sidney's shoulder. In the next shot, Sydney's hand is on Billy's shoulder even though he hasn't had time to move. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Clemente: Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.
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A TO THE K
Written by B-Real, Senen Reyes and Larry Muggerud
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Courtesy of Ruffhouse / Columbia Records
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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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