White Men Can't Jump

Synopsis: Billy and Sydney think they're the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangster types.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Ron Shelton
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

You're giving me

Excedrin number fuckin' trillion headache!

Hey, man,

what's the score?


I'm talking to you.

What, you deaf?

I'm talking to

the fucking air.

My name ain't chump.

It's Billy Hoyle.

Billy Hoyle?

Billy Hoyle.

OK, Billy,

can you count

to 10, Billy?



What's the

score, Billy?

I don't know.

Then you're a chump.

I may be a chump,

but it's not my name.

He put your ass in!

F*ck you.

Let's go!

8-8, your ball.

9-8, your ball.

I don't want

no excuses.

I called it even.

You better

call a doctor!

It's your ball!


Your woman

calling you, man.


Your woman

calling you, man.

At least

I got one.

I seen your mother

kicking a can down the street.

I said, "What you doin'?"

She said, "Movin'."

Your mama's so old,

she drove chariots

to school.

Your mama's so fat,

she broke her leg

and gravy poured out.

Hey, baby.

Hi, honey.

The check for the groceries

didn't clear,

and I didn't

have any cash.


20 will do?

Mm-hmm, but 30

would be better.

You hustling me?

You're the only one

that gets away with that.

I got things

working over here.

Yo, man,

I got to go.

Daddy's got to go

back to work, man.


I told your mama

to act her age,

and the bitch

dropped dead.

Your mother got a leather wig

with gray sideburns.

Save your breath, man.

You need all the energy

you can get.

Let's go.

I can't run, man.


My bunions hurt.

Get somebody

to step in for me.

That's all right.

You're still my hero.

That's it, baby.

Can anybody stand in

for Mr. Handicap here,

for Mr. Motherfucking

March of Dimes?

Hey, look.

Take Billy Ho here.

No, man.

I don't want him.

He might be good.

I don't want

to go with it. No.

Why not?

'Cause I'm white.

No difference.

You could bring

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Ron Shelton

Ron Shelton (September 15, 1945 in Whittier, California) is an American Oscar-nominated film director and screenwriter. Shelton is known for the many films he has made about sports. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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