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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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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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Charlie Sheen and David Duchovny both were considered for the role that went to Woody Harrelson. All three actors share the same main voice actor in German dubs: Benjamin Völz. See more »

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After Sidney misses the final shot in the best out of 5, the aerial view shows Billy walking away. In the next shot, he is still next to Sidney. 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: 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: I may be a chump, I just said that wasn't my name.
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FREEZIN' 'EM
Written by Marvin Taylor, Thomas Taylor and William Taylor, Jr.
Performed by Level III
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
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The Hustler of Basketball Movies
14 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Ron Shelton does it again. He does a great job of capturing the culture of basketball hustlers and how they go from court to court hustling games and making money. He gets everything right even down to the trash talk on the court. Woody Harrelson is perfect as the n'er do well Billy and Wesley Snipes is perfect as the fast talking Sidney. This also to me is the breakout performance of Rosie Perez. Perez is perfect as Billy's kookie girlfriend Gloria. This film is definitely a classic.


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