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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 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:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While Billy confronts Sidney about being hustled out of $1700, he stuffs his hat into his jacket pocket. In the very next shot, when Sidney is responding to his accusation, Billy is putting his hat into his pocket again. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Billy Hoyle: I'm in the zone!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 September 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump for It
Written by Jesse Johnson, Kim Cage and Keith Lewis
Performed by Jesse Johnson
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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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