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 and Kadeem Hardison, who have similar-sounding surnames, and birthdays just one day apart, also share the distinction of White Men Can't Jump (1992) being the second-to-last film that they worked on while still attached to their respective sitcoms which both aired their series finales in May of 1993. The last film that Woody worked on while playing Woody Boyd on Cheers (1982) was Indecent Proposal (1993), and the last film that Kadeem worked on while playing Dwayne Wayne on A Different World (1987) was Gunmen (1993). See more »
When Gloria is on Jeopardy she answers the first question wrong and is in the negative. She answers another question worth a hundred and that brings her to "0" then she answers another 100 dollar question but her score already shows she has 1500. See more »
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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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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