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How to Be a Player (1997)

R | | Comedy | 6 August 1997 (USA)
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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Jenny Jackson (as Natalie Desselle)
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David (as Pierre)
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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)

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$13,960,203 (USA) (24 October 1997)
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There is an extended version of the opening sex scene between Dre and Amber. The scene was edited down for time. It ran over 5 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Spootie: [after watching Dray arrive at Amber's house] Man, that girl is Persuasion!
David: You mean Caucasian. You are one ignorant ass, you know that?
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References Jungle Fever (1991) See more »

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I Gotta Know
Written by James E. Jones, Derick McElveen, Benjamin Bush and Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand)
Performed by Playa featuring Foxy Brown
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
Contains a sample of "Message To B.A."
Written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young) and M.C. Ren (as Lorenzo Patterson)
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It was funny at the time.
5 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I remember watching this movie and yeah, it is silly, i didn't once think "oh this is going to be ground breaking stuff". You have to look at the audience the movie is targeted for. Fact is, there are people out there that are "players" and "Haters". You get a good picture of both in this movie. I thought the most interesting thing in this movies was how the main character was describing just how he was getting over on the ladies. Now i admit, in another life, some of the SAME stuff he was "doing", I did. So it cracked me up seeing it on a big screen for all to see. This one of those movies where you are with your buddies, having a few beers, and want to waste some time. I have seen BAD movies before, and trust me, this is far from being the worst.


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