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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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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

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

As the Double Jeopardy round begins, the far left category is blank as it appears to have already been used. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Deane: [to Gloria, while in the Deane's apartment] All I care about is getting out of the Vista View apartments, because there ain't no "vista", there ain't no "view", and there certainly ain't no vista of no view.
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Greed and Basketball. How Can You Not Like This Film?
15 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson team up on the playgrounds of L.A. to hustle all comers. The direction is sharp and the cinematography is surprisingly impressive as the mean streets of Los Angeles are caught with striking camera shots. The under-rated screenplay is intelligent, focused, and clever. All in all "White Men Can't Jump" is far from being a classic, but it is still a fine film that is better than many think. 4 stars out of 5.


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