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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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Willie Lewis
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Los blancos no la saben meter  »

Box Office

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$76,253,806 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

NBA player Gary Payton made an uncredited appearance as an unidentified street baller. See more »

Goofs

On jeopardy when Leonard chooses a subject Gloria has $5100, in the next shot she has $8300 then in the next shot it says $5100 again. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Clemente: [to Billy] 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Undercover Boss: Oriental Trading Company (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
Written by Dallas Austin and Randy Ran
Performed by RIFF
Courtesy of SBK Records
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Excellent
28 June 1999 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

This is a truly excellent movie! Lots of people have bashed it as a "basketball" movie, but the truth is, it ain't about basketball at all. It could have been hockey, dart playing or curling, it wouldn't matter. It's about human weaknesses and making new friends. Rosie Perez gave probably her best performance ever, and the interplay between Harrelson and Snipes is great. Don't miss it.


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