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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

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)  »

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Los blancos no la saben meter  »

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$76,253,806 (USA)
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Trivia

Marques Johnson has a supporting role as Raymond, who loses a game to Snipes and Harrelson. Johnson was a star player for UCLA's 1974-75 national championship team coached by John Wooden and later played for the NBA's Bucks, Clippers and Warriors. See more »

Goofs

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: [while in the Deane's apartment] You see Billy it's like this, you either smoke or you get smoked. And you got smoked.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »

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Soundtracks

FAKIN' THE FUNK
Written by Shawn McKenzie, Kevin McKenzie and Large Professor (as William Paul Mitchell)
Performed by Main Source
Courtesy of Wild Pitch Records Ltd.
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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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