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
Ron Shelton successfully sued 20th Century Fox for $10 million in profits. He has never worked for the film studio again. See more »
While playing "Double Jeopardy," Gloria interrupts Alex to answer a question about Popes. The rules of the game do not permit a contestant to respond until the answer is read aloud in its entirety. See more »
[playing in tournament prelims-overdub]
Don't let him pull that move, don't let him pull that move! That's the move! Oh that's the move!
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »
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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