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
Charlie Sheen was the first choice for the role of Billy Hoyle. He turned it down, saying "I didn't feel it would be any fun. I don't feel connected to basketball. At least, when I do a baseball movie, I know I'm gonna have a good time." Had Sheen accepted, he would have been reunited with his Major League (1989) co-star, Wesley Snipes. See more »
Audience members like Billy and Sidney wouldn't be able to sneak backstage of Jeopardy to see Gloria. See more »
[standing next to Billy's car, parked outside Sidney's apartment complex]
You got a fine woman
You keep your hands off her
What's the matter with you?I said she was fine, I didn't say I was going to touch her
If you touch her I'll kick your ass you hear me?
Look at this, it's starting to come clear
you're a real cool customer on the court, real chill out there, can't be rattled in your game, you don't even fall for that "nigger" shit out there on the court, but when it comes to ...
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »
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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