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Juwanna Mann (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 June 2002 (USA)
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A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.

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Jesse Vaughan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Jamal Jefferies / Juwanna Mann
Vivica A. Fox ... Michelle Langford
Kevin Pollak ... Lorne Daniels
Tommy Davidson ... Puff Smokey Smoke
Kim Wayans ... Latisha Jansen
Jenifer Lewis ... Aunt Ruby
Ginuwine ... Romeo
Lil' Kim ... Tina Parker (as Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones)
Annie Corley ... Coach Rivers
Tammi Reiss Tammi Reiss ... Vicki Sanchez
Heather Quella Heather Quella ... Magda Rowonowitch
Angie Cossey Angie Cossey ... Natalie Kemper
Itoro Coleman Itoro Coleman ... Debbie Scruggs
Terry Loughlin ... Commissioner
Bonnie Johnson ... Lorne's Secretary
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Storyline

Juwanna Mann follows the story of Jamal Jeffries, the reigning 'bad boy' of basketball, whose undisciplined on-court antics land him out of the league and without any prospects. Financially strapped and untrained in anything but basketball, Jamal comes up with a plan so outrageous it just might work: dress up like a woman and try out for the woman's basketball league. To his surprise, he makes it, but now the real challenge begins - to cease being Jamal and start new life as Juwanna. Matters become even more complicated when Juwanna realizes that he is falling for his teammate Michelle, who shows him that there is more to women than meets the eye. Written by <gsm1224@ix.netcom.com>

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Taglines:

The only way he can stay pro, is to play (like) a girl.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C-kosár See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,474,270, 23 June 2002

Gross USA:

$13,670,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,802,599
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Tucker turned down the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When "she" goes into the bathroom during the double date, her pumps are on the left side of the urinal on the first master shot then they move to the right side of the urinal. See more »

Quotes

Lorne Daniels: Nobody wants you, not even the Clippers.
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Isn't She Lovely
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For What It Was, I Have Seen Worse
26 July 2006 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

If you are looking for a film where a trash-talking basketball player must become a woman to learn how to act like a member of a team, this film is for you. That's what the previews showed me, and that's what I got. Nothing really shocking or creatively new in this film.

Is the acting okay? Adequate. The directing? Nothing special. Plot? Predictable.

Sorry I can't offer a longer review, but the only thing I can say about this film is the man makes a decent woman. Not an attractive one, but passable. This is the kind of film you watch if it's on television and you don't have cable and are too sick to go outside. Not sure why else you'd make a point to see this unless three sadistic brothers made you.


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