White Men Can’t Jump

Year: 1992
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Ron Shelton
Writer: Ron Shelton
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Kadeem Hardison

A few funny lines and an honest storyline about the down and out make this comedy drama worth watching as Harrelson plays a white guy who loves basketball and challenges the current king of the streetside court (Snipes).

Both men have women in their lives who want more, and both are endlessly trying to hustle their way out of trouble. But it's mostly light-hearted - just wait for the robbery scene, where the big doofus decides he needs money, dons a balaclava and goes into the local store brandishing a gun despite everybody knowing who he is, hardly generating a raised eyebrow.

If nothing else, the film taught me a slam dunk is actually hard to do - after seeing them done so effortlessly in movies all my life I had no idea.

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