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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los blancos no la saben meter  »

Box Office


$76,253,806 (USA)

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Did You Know?


When Gloria and Billy are about to leave to see Sidney about the money he swindled from them, Gloria goes to the closet to put on a jacket. In the closet on the top shelf is the board game for Jeopardy, based on the same game show that Gloria is continuously attempting to get on to. See more »


When Woody is talking smack to Willie at the tournament about building a house with all of his bricks, Willie makes a comment about Aunt Mae's Beanpies. When they cut to the next scene with Woody and Wesley, Willie is in the background yelling the exact same lines he was just on camera saying. See more »


Sidney Deane: I don't mean to brag... but I'm the greatest!
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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 »


Referenced in Baywatch: Lifeguards Can't Jump (1992) See more »


Written by ROM, George Clinton III and Philippé Wynne
Performed by College Boyz
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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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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