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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

The musical R&B quintet Riff recorded a song and accompanying music video called "White Men Can't Jump" for the movie. The music video featured Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez. It can be seen on the DVD release with bonus features. See more »

Goofs

When Billy and Sidney are driving back from their first basketball hustle, Sidney is in the middle of the backseat for all of his lines. When Billy is talking, however, Sidney's left arm is clearly visible on the left-hand side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Deane: You can put a cat in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »

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WATCH ME DO MY THANG
Written by Linda Brown, Kim Armstrong, Dave Pensado, Todd Chapman and Charles Bobbitt
Performed by Lipstick
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
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The Funniest Sports Comedy Ever
6 February 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"White Men Can't Jump" is an hysterically funny movie that is one of the funniest I've seen. Director Ron Shelton has made other sports comedies before but this is his best one. Wesely Snipes and Woody Harrelson play off each other perfectly and make a memorable team. This film is highly profane but it has very inventive and witty dialoge. A very funny film.


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