Categorized | Comedy

White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

On the run from a debt he owes, Billy Hoyle (Harrelson), decides to hustle the competition on local ball park’s for cash. He cons Sydney Deane (Snipes), a Venice Beach ball hustler himself, and earns his keep. The two strike a partnership that see’s them possibly earning more than usual, and teaming up for a local 2 on 2 tournament with a huge payout. But as partners, they soon realize that the hardest competition they have to face, are each other.

Director Ron Shelton has a knack for directing sports titles in film. This 1992 basketball comedy is one of Ron’s early films, and stars Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, as egotistic ball park hustlers forced to work together in order to earn big in the game of street ball.

Woody and Wesley complement each other in this film. Such good chemistry on screen, in a comedic sense. Both very funny and putting in good performances for this film.

This has to be the best street ball film out there. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes sport the throwback jerseys, and bust out the old school moves and skill. Basic basketball at its finest, and classic trash talking at its funniest. There is so much humor in this film.

Such a good film and a must for anyone who appreciates the game.

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Manila, Philippines. Media Arts Graduate. Getting high on film...

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