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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

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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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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$76,253,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,753,806
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Trivia

Woody Harrelson was significantly better at basketball than Wesley Snipes, however, in the movie they are depicted as equals, though Harrelson's character famously cannot dunk. See more »

Goofs

Billy trash talks to George during the basketball tournament that he "schooled" him once before. They never played against each other, they only played with each other on the same team in the first game in the movie against Sydney. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Billy Hoyle: I'm in the zone!
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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 »


Soundtracks

HOW TO ACT
Written by ROM, George Clinton III and Philippé Wynne
Performed by College Boyz
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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The Hustler of Basketball Movies
14 April 2003 | by 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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