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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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A deleted sex scene between Amber and Dre was cut. The scene was meant for the end of the film. Producers felt the scene was unnecessary and cut it. The scene ran 3 minutes 45 seconds. 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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Players Play
Written by Anthony Velasquez
Performed by Antonio V
Courtesy of Big Ant Productions
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Not a great film.
11 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only thing funny about this movie was the fact of how bad it was. Bill Bellamy should stick to stand-up comedy. He is not a good actor. The entire cast was as bland as the deepest meaning of the word could get.

It makes his friends look rather pathetic as they ride around with him as he gets laid three or four times. All this movie is about is his friends following him around while he bounces from house-to-house like a rabbit in heat.

There was some nice eye candy in this film, but other than that, very bland. All of the jokes are cliché', stereotypical and about as funny as a natural disaster.

The only good thing about this movie other than all the beautiful women in it (Lark Voorhies, Elise Neal, Jazmin Lewis, Beverly Johnson) was Bernie Mac's performance as he is always good, as well as Gilbert Gottfried..

What I found to be very offensive is this movie's portrayal of black men. All of us are not 'dogs'. I also found the constant reference to our sisters as 'bitches' and 'ho's' to be a little annoying too.

Only watch out of boredom, not for a great film experience.


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