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

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6 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Def Jam's How to Be a Player  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,736,692 (USA) (8 August 1997)

Gross:

$13,960,203 (USA) (24 October 1997)
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Lark Voorhies characters name is "Lisa". Her characters name on Saved By The Bell was also the same. 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

Lay Me Down
Written by Ebony Members, Jacquie Members and Brian Clay
Performed by Ebony Members
Courtesy of Classic Concept Film and Zodiac
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Major setback for African-American cinema, with one exception
29 May 2000 | by (Motown, Philly) – See 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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