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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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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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Brilliant Cinema
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who thinks that this is not one of the best movies ever needs to seriously rethink their life. The acting was on point, the characters were well developed, and I certainly learned a thing or two about life. Life dose NOT get much better than this. I own two copies one on VHS and one on DVD so that way where ever I am I can watch this amazing flick. My favorite scene is the backyard barbecue.... the way the pimp of all pimps gives his advice is an aspiration to us all. I would suggest to anyone at all that you go and buy this amazing theatrical effort as soon as you possibly could. The very state of your life could depend on it.


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