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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sidney Deane
... Billy Hoyle
... Gloria Clemente
... Rhonda Deane
Cylk Cozart ... Robert
... Junior
... George
... Walter
Marques Johnson ... Raymond
David Roberson ... T.J.
... Zeke
... Dwight 'The Flight' McGhee
... Willie Lewis
... The Venice Beach Boys
Sonny Craver ... The Venice Beach Boys
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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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Get Ready for Hustley See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los blancos no la saben meter  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$76,253,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,753,806
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Trivia

The musical R&B quintet Riff recorded a song and accompanying music video called "White Men Can't Jump" for the movie. The music video featured Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez. It can be seen on the DVD release with bonus features. See more »

Goofs

When Gloria is on Jeopardy!, the man to the left of her has $100, but after she answers the daily double he has $2800. he did not have a chance to ring in since she answered all the questions up until the daily double. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Deane: [while on the Venice Beach basketball courts] Loan me a twenty
Junior: Come on Sid, do I look like Bank of America?
Sidney Deane: You think I'm going to lose this money to this white boy?
Junior: You better not lose my money to this white boy he's a visitor we're the home team baby
Sidney Deane: This here is a black thing, so give me twenty dollars so I can run this shit
Junior: We're going to at Sizzlers?
Sidney Deane: Damn right
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »

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Referenced in Strange Days at Blake Holsey High: Equation (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
Written by Dallas Austin and Randy Ran
Performed by RIFF
Courtesy of SBK Records
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Greed and Basketball. How Can You Not Like This Film?
15 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson team up on the playgrounds of L.A. to hustle all comers. The direction is sharp and the cinematography is surprisingly impressive as the mean streets of Los Angeles are caught with striking camera shots. The under-rated screenplay is intelligent, focused, and clever. All in all "White Men Can't Jump" is far from being a classic, but it is still a fine film that is better than many think. 4 stars out of 5.


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