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Ron Shelton drew inspiration from his time on the court. "I went one Friday and the park was chained up", he remembers. "I said, 'What happened?' They said, 'So-and-so got shot. Somebody went to the glove box.' When someone says that, everyone goes running. He came back and shot the guy dead. I said, 'What was the issue?' He said, 'Block or charge.'" That story would make its way into the film, with Raymond (former NBA player Marques Johnson) not taking lightly to being scammed by Sidney and Billy. Armed with similar anecdotes and a personal interest in how players perceive one another, Shelton felt he had a movie. See more »
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This movie is well-made: it tells a good story, and maintains high production values. The playing-off of different cultures does not really work, but then again that was not central to the story. The hustler being hustled theme could have done with some more Roald Dahl-like wit, but all in all this is an amusing comedy (it does not reach out enough to be considered a dramedy) and a worthy rental for those boring winter evenings.
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