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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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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 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:

It ain't easy being this good. 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:

White Men Can't Jump See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,711,124, 29 March 1992

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

Tyra Ferrell, Clyk Cozart and Kadeem Hardison all appeared in Spike Lee's 1988 film 'School Daze' and students at fictional Mission College. See more »

Goofs

When Sydney and Billy decided to bet half of their winnings from the tournament on three tries to see if Billy can dunk, Sydney never gave Billy his back his half. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Clemente: [while in the Deane's apartment] Teammates can't hustle each other.
Rhonda Deane: Oh really? Why not?
Gloria Clemente: It's not artistic.
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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

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Soundtracks

Can You Come Out and Play
Written by William Harmon, Christopher Troy, Derrick Edmondson, Theodore Martin, Jr. and Rodney Lee
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
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Great chemistry from the leads
22 June 2019 | by Floated2See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson star in this film as a couple of con men scheming their ways on the basketball court by betting on their opposing allies. With an intriguing story line added with likable and rootable leads, also with clever sub plots, this film succeeds as an entertaining piece of sports film. Although this film does feel outdated watching in today's day and age, it holds up and is better than initially expected. Rosie Perez is another piece which stands out for the better. White Men Can't Jump got its attention due to its title but it's more than just a sports film, it's further about life and relationships. Underrated film if anything.


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