Adam Sandler ‘Hustle' trailer loaded with Philly references


Late last summer, Adam Sandler was spotted playing basketball all around Philadelphia when he wasn't busy shooting his next Netflix film, 'Hustle', in different locales throughout the city.

It became a fun little treasure hunt: where will we see Sandler hooping with random pro basketball players next?

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Now we finally have a payoff for those sightings: the film is out this week on Netflix, and while it's still fresh the early returns are good. The flick has an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 90% audience score, and is generally receiving favorable reviews from all over. Nice!

Here's the full trailer for the film from February:

Sixers players! Philly views! Meek in the background! It's too perfect. I need to see it 20 times.

I tried to note all the different Philly references and locales included in those 69 seconds, and wound up with this list:

0:01 - Federal Donuts sweatshirt

0:04 - A stripped-down version of the song "Ima Boss" by Meek Mill, which is interspersed throughout the trailer

0:05 - Sixers' Camden facility

0:17 - Sixers mural at Broad & Federal

0:18 - Wells Fargo Center

0:24 - Matisse Thybulle, Tyrese Maxey, Kyle Lowry, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic

0:26 - Tom Gola Arena

0:35 - St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Manayunk

0:39 - Schuylkill Banks boardwalk

0:40 - Capitolo Playground basketball courts 

0:40 - Geno's Steaks

0:44 - Steps at Dupont & Silverwood in Roxborough-Manayunk

0:55 - City Hall/Market Street

Pretty good list! If I missed anything, please let me know and I'll toss it in here and give you credit.

Thank goodness warmer weather is here so I can put on a Meek playlist and shoot hoops at Capitolo on Sunday mornings, as it should be.

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