White Men Can't Jump

  • 15
  • Ron Shelton (1992)
  • US
  • 115 min
White Men Can't Jump
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Writer/director Ron Shelton is that rare beast: someone who can make movies with wit, warmth and perception about American sports. This is a marvellous tale about two basketball players (Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson) who make their living hustling fellow street players around Los Angeles. The plot is fairly simplistic, but the pleasure comes from Shelton's fizzing foul-mouthed dialogue, the charismatic performances of the two stars and the superbly choreographed basketball sequences. And, as an added bonus, even Rosie Perez, as Harrelson's girlfriend, manages to stay the right side of irritating.

Plot Summary

A basketball hustler working Los Angeles' courts uses his goofy appearance to lull his opponents into a false sense of security. He forms an uneasy alliance with a fellow conman and rival to make a financial killing, but his debts soon catch up with both of them. Ron Shelton's comedy, starring Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sidney Deane
Wesley Snipes
Billy Hoyle
Woody Harrelson
Gloria Clemente
Rosie Perez
Rhonda Deane
Tyra Ferrell
Robert
Cylk Cozart
Junior
Kadeem Hardison
George
Ernest Harden Jr
Walter
John Marshall Jones
Raymond
Marques Johnson
TJ
David Roberson
Zeke
Kevin Benton
Dwight "the Flight" McGhee
Nigel Miguel

Crew

Director
Ron Shelton

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Categories
Comedy