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How to Be a Player (1997)

 -  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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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

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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Big Bad Mamma
Written by Samuel Barnes, Jean Claude Olivier, Jay Z (as Shawn Carter) and Leon Haywood
Performed by Foxy Brown featuring Dru Hill
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
Dru Hill appears courtesy of University Music Entertainment/Island Records
Contains a sample from "She's A Bad Mama Jama"
Performed by Carl Carlton
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Possibly the 2nd best African American comedy I've seen
22 June 2006 | by (Baltimore, MD.) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie again after seeing it many years ago, and it was just as funny as I remembered it being initially. This is one the best black comedies in recent years, it's very light hearted and not meant to be taken seriously (it's a comedy after all) Bill Bellamy & his friends are hilarious. This is definitely as must see for anyone wanting to see a good light hearted comedy that will make you laugh all the way through. The only movie in this genre that currently comes to mind that I liked better than "How to be a Player" is the original "Friday". To sum it up, see this movie if you like African American comedies, or light hearted comedies of any genre with no deep message & just a lot of adult oriented laughs.


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