White Men Can't Jump (27-Mar-1992)|
Director: Ron Shelton
Writer: Ron Shelton
Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Basketball, Los Angeles
Two street basketball players hustle their way through an athletic landscape fraught with racial stereotypes.
Basketball player Sydney Deane wants to make enough money to buy a house in Los Angeles; fellow baller Billy Hoyle needs to earn enough cash to pay off a gambling debt. The pair join forces as street-balling hustlers when Billy proves to be a better player than Sydney, shattering the stereotype that white men can't play competitive basketball. Billy's on-again-off-again girlfriend Gloria wishes to appear on Jeopardy, something that Sydney eventually agrees to help with by talking to a security guard who works for the show. One final hustle in which Billy proves that he can slam dunk causes Gloria to leave him for the last time, leaving the pair to continue playing basketball and earning much-needed cash as they bicker about ingrained prejudices.
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