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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  »

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

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$13,960,203 (USA) (24 October 1997)
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Trivia

Lark Voorhies characters name is "Lisa". Her characters name on Saved By The Bell was also the same. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Jackson: All I know is a brother that has more than one woman and is looking for some more is a pimp.
Drayton Jackson: Well, that covers just about every man *I* know.
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References Jungle Fever (1991) See more »

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Written by Timothy Blair
Performed by Tim Dog
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It was a Fair Movie
5 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This move was fair because it was a story that featured over dramatic funny events. It also gave a insight how a guy was able to be a player. Some women like, Marie Marrow, aka Katrina, actually enjoyed men who were about game. I will admit there were parts in this movie that they could of cut out but one could easily figure out what was going to happen before the scene occurred. I would not suggest ever seeing this at a movie theater but this is a funny rental that I think one would get either by themselves or with good friends. I do not think this movie set African Americans back in anyway. This movie was a typical funny movie that was just over dramatizing relationships and situations.


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