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
When Woody Harrelson dunked, it was not on a ten foot hoop, but actually a nine and a half foot hoop. He couldn't quite dunk on a ten foot hoop. See more »
Sidney claims he presented Billy with an option to play Eddie The King Duck Johnson in a basketball game but in fact Sidney reminded Billy that he owed him a favor therefore Billy is obligated to return the favor to Sidney. See more »
[before donating money to The Venice Beach Boys]
You are so stupid. It would take your mother 1, no. 2 hours to watch 60 MINUTES.
Don't start that shit again.
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »
Some U.S. video versions are three minutes longer. See more »
A gritty comedy set in some tough LA neighborhoods about two basketball hustlers, one white (Woody Harrelson), the other black (Wesley Snipes). After hustling each other, they finally team up to play in a tournament, where with a combination of skill and trash talk they defeat the two guys who normally would have left them in the dust. The trash talk gets silly at times, while the subplot of underworld characters who are chasing Harrelson for an unpaid debt seems to be there only to explain logically why he hustles in the first place, as if he would do something else with his life. In any event, the games go from Venice Beach to Watts, and the settings are as good as the stars. Especially so are the cheap motels where Harrelson and girlfriend Rosie Perez have to live, and the inner city apartment where Snipes and his wife Tyra Ferrel call home, all of which adds up to a realistic slice of life at the time, which now seems to look quite a bit different. Intelligently written and well photographed, it has laid in the back of the shelves at countless video stores waiting to be rediscovered.
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