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How to Be a Player (1997)

R | | Comedy | 6 August 1997 (USA)
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A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.

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Lionel C. Martin

Writers:

Mark Brown (story), Mark Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bellamy ... Drayton Jackson
Natalie Desselle Reid ... Jenny Jackson (as Natalie Desselle)
Lark Voorhies ... Lisa
Mari Morrow ... Katrina
Pierre Edwards ... David (as Pierre)
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Kilo (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
Anthony Johnson ... Spootie (as A.J. Johnson)
Max Julien ... Uncle Fred
Beverly Johnson ... Robin
Gilbert Gottfried ... Tony the Doorman
Bernie Mac ... Buster
Stacii Jae Johnson Stacii Jae Johnson ... Sherri
Elise Neal ... Nadine
J. Anthony Brown ... Uncle Snook
Amber Smith ... Amber
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Storyline

Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party in Malibu, inviting all of his girlfriends. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

So many women. So little time.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Def Jam's How to Be a Player See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,206,656, 10 August 1997

Gross USA:

$14,009,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,009,368
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Dre's apartment, there is a poster of the movie The Mack. Max Julien, who portrayed Dre's Uncle Fred, starred in The Mack (1973) as Goldie. See more »

Quotes

Drayton Jackson: I'm what you might call....a player.
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Connections

References Jungle Fever (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Payback
Written by James Brown, John Starks and Fred Wesley
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Major setback for African-American cinema, with one exception
29 May 2000 | by pwmosesSee all my reviews

This film was a travesty for African-American films, it probably killed several deals for quality African-American films to get made. The only thing I can find good in it, was the beautiful actress Mari Morrow, who had nothing good to work with in the material. She is reduced to just a lovely piece of eye candy amongst the madness.


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