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
"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 »
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 »
[referring to Sidney]
He lives in The Jungle, right?
[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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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 »
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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