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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.

Director:

Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Sidney Deane
Woody Harrelson ... Billy Hoyle
Rosie Perez ... Gloria Clemente
Tyra Ferrell ... Rhonda Deane
Cylk Cozart Cylk Cozart ... Robert
Kadeem Hardison ... Junior
Ernest Harden Jr. ... George
John Marshall Jones ... Walter
Marques Johnson Marques Johnson ... Raymond
David Roberson David Roberson ... T.J.
Kevin Benton ... Zeke
Nigel Miguel ... Dwight 'The Flight' McGhee
Duane Martin ... Willie Lewis
Bill Henderson ... The Venice Beach Boys
Sonny Craver 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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Taglines:

Get Ready for Hustley See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los blancos no la saben meter See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$76,253,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,753,806
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"I had the title before I had written a word", says Writer and Director Ron Shelton. "The foreign translation was even funnier. 'Can't Jump' was translated in many foreign languages as 'Can't Score', like can't score a goal, and to score a goal was to put it in, so it's White Men Can't Put It In in many countries. Oh, you're upset with jumping?!" See more »

Goofs

After Billy gives Gloria the dress, she lights the candles then stands up and goes to turn off the light switch. The light switch is already in the off position. But after touching it, the lights cut out anyways. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Clemente: [referring to Sidney] He lives in The Jungle, right?
Billy Hoyle: [while on a bus] No honey, we can't. They don't let white people into the Crenshaw District. I don't know about Puerto Ricans but it's a reverse discrimination thing.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Some U.S. video versions are three minutes longer. See more »

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Excellent
28 June 1999 | by bbc-2See all my reviews

This is a truly excellent movie! Lots of people have bashed it as a "basketball" movie, but the truth is, it ain't about basketball at all. It could have been hockey, dart playing or curling, it wouldn't matter. It's about human weaknesses and making new friends. Rosie Perez gave probably her best performance ever, and the interplay between Harrelson and Snipes is great. Don't miss it.


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