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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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L'il Man (as A.J. Johnson)
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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)
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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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The Players Club  »

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Budget:

$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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When Brooklyn aims the rocket launcher at The Players Club, you can see that the tube has no rocket in it. See more »

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St. Louis: If there's anybody here that don't wanna get murdered,
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St. Louis: get the fuck out!
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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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Don't Worry (My Shorty)
Performed by Rufus Blaq featuring Spinderella
Written by Chad Elliot, Rufus Blaq (as Rufus Moore), Al West and Randy Muller (as Randolph Muller)
Rufus Blaq appears courtesy of Perspective Records, a PolyGram company
Spinderella appears courtesy of Jireh Records/Red Ant Entertainment
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Too much of nothing...
20 April 1999 | by (Cleveland) – See all my reviews

I felt that the plot for Player's Club just barely held water. The second to last scene was a joke. A wheel chaired gangster with a tommy gun and a rocket launcher in the deep south was too much for me. The last scene with the beat up cousin was too much. How do you go job hunting days after being attacked. Even Al Bundy doesn't want a beat down ex-stripper pushing his wares.

However as an Ice Cube fan and a fan of local "players clubs", the movie wasn't a total waste. It was the supporting characters that deserve credit for carrying this movie. All and all it's worth renting.


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