UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.
A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
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
In his directorial debut, former minor league baseball player Ron Shelton hit a home run with Bull Durham (1988). The film propelled Tim Robbins, Kevin Costner, and Susan Sarandon to new levels, and even scored an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay for Shelton. After a foray away from sports with Blaze (1989), Shelton was inspired to return to what he knew best. "Even after making Bull Durham, I was just the white guy who could shoot", the filmmaker tells Entertainment Weekly of his place in his neighborhood following his breakout success. A regular in the local pick-up games. See more »
After Sidney invites Billy to play against Eddie 'The King' Faroo and Duck Johnson. Billy tells Gloria that he can guarantee victory and puts his arm around Sidney's shoulder. In the next shot, Sydney's hand is on Billy's shoulder even though he hasn't had time to move. See more »
[while on the Venice Beach basketball courts]
Fuck you, your mother's astronaut
My mother was too drunk to be astronaut
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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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