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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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Cast

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Dwight 'The Flight' McGhee
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The Venice Beach Boys
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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

Ron Shelton successfully sued 20th Century Fox for $10 million in profits. He has never worked for the film studio again. See more »

Goofs

Billy tells Gloria that he spent $5.16 of the $62. Gloria then says that they have $58.84 left. They really only have $56.84 left. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Deane: [while on the Venice Beach basketball courts] Fuck you, your mother's astronaut
Billy Hoyle: My mother was too drunk to be astronaut
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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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I TAKE WHAT I WANT
Written by Isaac Hayes, David Porter and Teenie Hodges
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The Hustler of Basketball Movies
14 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Ron Shelton does it again. He does a great job of capturing the culture of basketball hustlers and how they go from court to court hustling games and making money. He gets everything right even down to the trash talk on the court. Woody Harrelson is perfect as the n'er do well Billy and Wesley Snipes is perfect as the fast talking Sidney. This also to me is the breakout performance of Rosie Perez. Perez is perfect as Billy's kookie girlfriend Gloria. This film is definitely a classic.


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