The Players Club (1998)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diamond (as Lisa Raye)
Mr. Armstrong
Mrs. Armstrong (as Judy Ann Elder)
Adele Givens ...
Anthony Johnson ...
L'il Man (as A.J. Johnson)
Jimmy Woodard ...
Lance (as Monte Russell)
Jamal @ 4 Years
Jossie Thacker ...
Stripper #1 (as Jossie Harris)
Stripper #2
Ursula Y. Houston ...
Dancer #2
Annie O'Donnell ...


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 <>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Danças Eróticas  »

Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$23,031,390 (USA) (7 August 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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As of 2015, this is the only theatrical film Ice Cube has directed. See more »


Seconds before Diamond pulls off her top, she is shown topless, but only for a second and a half. See more »


Blue: Comin' to the stage now is a woman who's been in the game since Kunta Kente was big ballin' and shot callin'. They say tricks are for kids and she got four of them mother fuckers! Let's give it up for 'Trix'!
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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 Play Me Wrong
Performed by Brownstone
Written by Rhett Lawrence and Frank Fitzpatrick
Courtesy of MJJ Records
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Fair B movie
16 September 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Fair B quality movie depicting slice of black American strip club life in southern USA.Story is good social commentary on said lifestyle's evils and dangers but the movie suffers from a rushed directorial style and lackluster performances even by pro actors who have displayed better in the past.This was probabably caused by lack of directorial discipline on Ice Cube's part due to budget constraints.You can realy tell the veteran actors were not paid properly and just cruised along as a favor for Cube.Too bad for the movie's story was a good idea,setting up for great drama,action,comedy,sex,social commentary and entertainment much like the winning formula of SHOWGIRLS.I vote for a proper remake of this one!But as of now,avoid this movie unless you really want a peek into that lifestyle or are a big fan of any of the lead actors.Do not expect much sex scenes though for the focus on this one is social commentary......

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