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The Players Club (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 April 1998 (USA)
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A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

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Diamond (as Lisa Raye)
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Mr. Armstrong
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Mrs. Armstrong (as Judy Ann Elder)
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L'il Man (as A.J. Johnson)
Jimmy Woodard ...
Miron
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Lance (as Monte Russell)
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Jamal @ 4 Years
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Stripper #1 (as Jossie Harris)
Lalanya Masters ...
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Ursula Y. Houston ...
Dancer #2
Annie O'Donnell ...
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Storyline

Diana, a young mom working at a shoe store meets two strippers, Tricks and Ronnie. They tell her that she should work at The Playa's Club for big money. The woman accepts and soon introduces her cousin into the club. Then she finds out that her cousin is doing housecalls which Tricks bribed her to do. One day Diana returns to her house after almost being raped by an obsessed fan and finds her cousin sleeping with her ex-boyfriend. She kicks her cousin out and starts dating Blue, a DJ at the club. They go out one night and Diana's cousin calls asking her to pick her up from a bachelor party. Diana refuses and soon after her cousin is raped. Now she has only one option, to put Tricks in her place. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Rated R for strong language, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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8 April 1998 (USA)  »

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The Players Club  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,894,607 (USA) (10 April 1998)

Gross:

$23,031,390 (USA) (7 August 1998)
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At one point, there was a scene when Lil Man asked Officer Freeman played by John Amos, "Did you know you look just like the father from Good Times?" Amos did, in fact, play the father in the 1970s sitcom Good Times (1974). See more »

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In Diamond's first scene in the dressing room, her pony tail is set high on top of her head. When Ronnie guides her into the main room of the club, Diamond's pony tail is pulled back further and is spiky at the top. See more »

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[to Ronnie, after she lost a fight with Diamond]
Li'l Man: Did you at least pinch the bitch?
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Crazy Credits

After the ending credits, two Ice Cube videos are shown. The first video is Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin. The second video is Ice Cube featuring Mr. Short Khop - My Loved Ones. See more »

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Spoofs Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Can't Buy You Love
Performed by K-Ci and JoJo
Written by Frank Fitzpatrick and Gerard McMahon
K-Ci and JoJo appears courtesy of MCA Records
A Universal Music Company
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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The black man version of "Striptease" mixed with "The A-Team"
16 May 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ice Cube probably will never be as revered or respected as much as his cohort, the late Tupac Shakur, when it comes to rapping or acting, but he's getting there. I liked his performances in Friday, Next Friday, Three Kings, and especially in Boyz 'N The Hood. Now the Cube attempts to direct a film, and this is his first project.

Every Black American I've known has seen this movie; they have pride in seeing their brothers make films. Although this one is not great; it's watchable and it's quite good in spots.

The story is about a young lady named Diana who comes from a well-off family. She had a child out of wedlock. Her parents want her to go to their alma mater, but she wants to go to another school that the parents disapprove. They get into a big fight, so she leaves them to go to her university of choice. Of course, she doesn't have enough money to go to school and raise her child, so she decides to become an exotic dancer at a black club. The club is owned by a man who is in big trouble with loan sharks.

Later, a cousin comes to visit for the summer, and seeing Diana working there, decides to get a job there, too. Unfortunately, Ebony is drawn to the seediness of the people, and Diana must monitor her closely, because she's underage (18-19)

Of course, all the usual stereotypes are here, the fat stripper who's booed of the stage, the outlandish show-offy dancers, the slow-witted stalkers, just like how it was done in "Striptease", but it's not played for laughs. There is one funny scene in which the loan sharks stick Jamie Foxx's head in the car and drive around with him still on his feet when he tells them he doesn't know where the club owner (Bernie Mac) is.

The acting is either weak or over-the-top. LisaRaye, as Diana, is not a good actress, but she does look good. The others are either weak as well or go way overboard. The ambience, though, is quite good. The direction is decent, but the script is filled with cliches and other Black sayings that have been done to death.

Why did I compare it with the A-Team? Despite the extreme violence stemming from beatings, arson, assaults, etc. no one dies! Just like how The A-Team and the bad guys have balletic shoot-outs, no man is ever shot and killed. Not a single person is killed in this film, which at least is a positive thing; that every one gets a second chance to amend themselves. If you're a fan of Ice Cube; this isn't bad, but I'd rent it on the cheap if you've seen everything else.


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