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The Players Club (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 April 1998 (USA)
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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Anthony Johnson ...
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 ...
Stripper #2
Ursula Y. Houston ...
Dancer #2
Annie O'Donnell ...
Lady
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Monica Calhoun and LisaRaye McCoy would later star together in Civil Brand (2002). Although they play cousins in this movie they play friends in Civil Brand. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ebony: [while speaking to two strippers trying on shoes] You need a bigger size, huh?
Stripper #1: It's about time. You took so long I don't even know what I want no 'mo.
Stripper #2: Girl, I could not put up with your job.
Ebony: I couldn't put up with yours either. What club do you all work at?
Stripper #2: Club Sugar Daddy!
[High-fives her friend]
Ebony: Hmm, how do you put up with *your* job?
Stripper #1: Now easy, Miss Thang. We just using what we got to get what we want.
Stripper #2: [high-fiving her friend] Go on, girl!
Ebony: Well, if that's all you got, you don't want much.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Whores in the House
Performed by Frank Ski and Al McLaren
Written by Frank Ski (as Frank Rodriguez)
Courtesy of Future Sights and Sounds Music/Deco Records, Inc.
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An ambitious piece of filmmaking.
27 October 1998 | by (Elgin, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This is basically a black, very superior version of "Striptease" and "Showgirls." It's not as sexy as "Showgirls," but what I really looked for was a better plot. This had one. LisaRaye gave an impressive debut performance as a college student trying to make ends meet. Bernie Mac can make the most dramatic piece of dialogue into stand-up comedy with his extraordinary vocal strength and stamina. I was very impressed with Ice Cube, his writing-directing debut, because, honestly, I didn't know he was capable. I like how he staged the scenes and built suspense. The great thing about it is that there is a considerable amount of violence, but no one is killed. For once, a black film where everyone lives. Another thing, this movie has the best, most vicious catfight I have ever seen.


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