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White Men Can't Jump

  • Comedy
  • 1992
  • Ron Shelton
  • 115 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Sidney DeaneWesley Snipes
Billy HoyleWoody Harrelson
Gloria ClementeRosie Perez
Rhonda DeaneTyra Ferrell
RobertCylk Cozart
JuniorKadeem Hardison
GeorgeErnest Harden Jr
WalterJohn Marshall Jones
RaymondMarques Johnson
TJDavid Roberson
ZekeKevin Benton
Dwight "the Flight" McGheeNigel Miguel

Crew

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DirectorRon Shelton

Details

Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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