White Men Can't Jump

1992 R 1h 55m DVD

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White Men Can't Jump

1992 R 1h 55m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

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.

Violence

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.

Language

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.

Consumerism

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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