The film that catapulted Woody Harrelson from sitcom schlub to... movie schlub.Woody is a down-home country boy who can play some hoops. After taking some cash to throw a college ballgame and not actually throwing the game, he finds himself and his annoying ass girlfriend (Rosie Perez - the latino Fran Drescher) on the run from a pair of stereotypical crooks who want their cash back.
In order to make some moolah, Woody likes to hustle homeys on the blacktop. It's while doing this that he meets up with Wesley Snipes. Together they team up to huistle and try to take down the kings of the streetcourt circuit (there's a circuit?)
So does the movie suck? Nup. It's kinda fun. Annoying at times, but fun. Snipes does the basketball hero much better than Damon Wayans (or Marlon for that matter) so it beats Celtic Pride and The Sixth Man in that respect. And it's much funnier than those two and more realistic than Whoopi Goldberg's atrocious Eddie (why is she famous again? For Jumping Jack Flash? For Ghost? For being Ted Danson's bounce-bag?).
Basically, this is better than any other basketball comedy you'll find of late. It's not hilarious by any stretch, it's not romantic, nor dramatic, nor particularly well-written or even acted.It just doesn't hurt much to watch.