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
As Billy is about to leave the apartment after the "drink of water" fight, Gloria's shirt is pulled to the side and her right breast is fully exposed. In the next shot of her she hasn't moved but the shirt is in a totally different position. See more »
Yo, Billy, tomorrow we goin' to 3rd Street. We're goin' to hustle out there. That's Watts, tough games out there. Big bucks.
[before entering his apartment complex]
Don't take it personally, baby. We teammates. Ebony and Ivory.
[raises his middle finger at Sidney from his car]
Ha-ha-ha! Hey, I got your partner.
Oh,right. Fuck me. All I know is you better get your ass north of Le Brea before sunset.
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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 »
How to Act
Written by ROM, George Clinton III and Philippé Wynne
Performed by College Boyz
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The Hustler of Basketball Movies
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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