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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.Written by
Charlie Sheen was the first choice for the role of Billy Hoyle. He turned it down, saying "I didn't feel it would be any fun. I don't feel connected to basketball. At least, when I do a baseball movie, I know I'm gonna have a good time." Had Sheen accepted, he would have been reunited with his Major League (1989) co-star, Wesley Snipes. See more »
In their first hustle when Sydney is arguing with Raymond, the cash is initially in his right hand. Then after a camera change, the cash is in his left hand. See more »
[standing next to Billy's car, parked outside Sidney's apartment complex]
You got a fine woman
You keep your hands off her
What's the matter with you?I said she was fine, I didn't say I was going to touch her
If you touch her I'll kick your ass you hear me?
Look at this, it's starting to come clear
you're a real cool customer on the court, real chill out there, can't be rattled in your game, you don't even fall for that "nigger" shit out there on the court, but when it comes to ...
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In the opening credits, we can hear the classical 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a hip hop style. See more »
Some U.S. video versions are three minutes longer. See more »
This movie is well-made: it tells a good story, and maintains high production values. The playing-off of different cultures does not really work, but then again that was not central to the story. The hustler being hustled theme could have done with some more Roald Dahl-like wit, but all in all this is an amusing comedy (it does not reach out enough to be considered a dramedy) and a worthy rental for those boring winter evenings.
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