White Men Can't Jump
Pretending to be a goofy white guy with no skills, Billy Hoyle earns his keep by hustling pickup basketball games in Los Angeles. But when one of Billy's marks subsequently becomes his partner, the pair gets a taste of real success.
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- Ron Shelton
- This movie is
RAdult content, adult language, mild violence and nudity
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Music videos, theatrical trailer, deleted scenes, TV spots
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that despite an appealing, diverse cast and a provocative title, there's not much redeeming social value in this movie. Characters lie, cheat, and steal. They gamble and they drink. There are several sex scenes in which Gloria is topless or nearly topless with references to oral sex. There are also quite a few scenes of threatened violence, though no one gets killed.
- Sexual Content
- Gloria and Billy have sex twice and Gloria appears topless or nearly topless a few times. Billy and Gloria make out on the bed. Billy makes a joke about oral sex. Sidney and Rhonda also have sex, but all you see is naked back.
- Several people pull guns on one another and threaten to kill them, including Gloria, Billy, and Raymond. Raymond tries to hold up a market at gunpoint. Later, he pulls out a switchblade and threatens to kill Sidney and Billy. Raymond threatens to "get my other gun and shoot everyone's ass." Men brawl on the court. Gangsters strip Billy to his underwear, hold a gun to his head and put a gun in his underwear. A gangster pulls out pictures of murdered people.
- Considerable salty language, including "s--t," "goddamn," "f--k," "ass," "bitch," "motherf--ker," and "dick." One use of the "N" word.
- Social Behavior
- Billy and Sidney make their living lying and cheating people. Billy gambles away his month. Sidney steals Gloria's money. Diverse lead cast.
- Characters mention Excedrin, Sizzler, and there's a long segment involving the TV show Jeopardy!
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Gloria drinks vodka all day long.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it