Bumpy Johnson leads the African American underworld against the Italian Mafia over control of the numbers game; as negotiations deteriorate blood shed spills into the streets of Harlem.
In this gangland epic based on real-life events, black gangs in 1930s New York City battle the Italian mob for control of the Harlem numbers racket.
1930's New York. The black community of Harlem faces the same indignities as countless millions of refugees. If the seeds of Harlem's urban power would not grow in the White city, the the Black underground would form to take control.
Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) and Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes) are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny. Directed and written by Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham"), and co-starring the sizzling Rosie Perez, "White Men Can't Jump" is a slam dunk, high-flying comedy hit!
A comedy about basketball hustlers who work on the premise that white men can't play as well as black men.