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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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Tyra Ferrell ...
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Robert
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Junior
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George
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Walter
Marques Johnson ...
Raymond
David Roberson ...
T.J.
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Zeke
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Dwight 'The Flight' McGhee
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Willie Lewis
Bill Henderson ...
The Venice Beach Boys
Sonny Craver ...
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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  »

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$76,253,806 (USA)
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Trivia

Keanu Reeves was considered for the role of Billy Hoyle. See more »

Goofs

Before the second hustle game in Watts, Sidney declares the game to be "make it take it", meaning a team retains possession of the ball after scoring a basket. However, after Billy makes the first shot of the game, their opponents (Robert and Zeke) take possession of the ball. See more »

Quotes

Billy Hoyle: You are so stupid. It would take your mother 1, no. 2 hours to watch 60 MINUTES.
Sidney Deane: Don't start that shit again.
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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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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.23 (2015) See more »

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AREA CODE 213
Written and Performed by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Courtesy of Island Records
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User Reviews

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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