Billy's girlfriend is Gloria, a Jeopardy! junkie aiming to get on the show and win big. (Do you know how many foods begin with the letter Q? Six!)
Billy's love of hustling clashes with his love for Gloria and loyalty to his new friend Sidney. Is there any way he can truly win without losing something he holds dear? Watch this and see.
This is a buddy film that features some amazing street style basketball including a two on two tournament, and playing as good as anything you will see on a college court or many pro courts. The credits mentioned some, "stunt players", and I have no way of knowing how much of the playing was done by the stars of the film. But whoever was making the plays was brilliant. Some of the footage was clearly Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and both have athletic talents. Rosie Perez also deserves mention as the encyclopedic Jeopardy fiend that eventually gets her shot at the money as well.
Some of the great moments in the film are either stand alone musical pieces or film that is greatly enhanced by the soundtrack. The music used varies widely, from 3 part acappella harmony, to rap, funk, R&B, country, the one and only guitar of Jimi Hendrix, and the soul of James Brown. This is a fun film when you have a few hours and want to relax, and are not in the mood to be hammered emotionally, lectured at or taxed to ponder great moral issues. Pure fun.