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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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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)
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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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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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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,421,172, 12 April 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,031,390, 9 August 1998
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Diamond: Make the money, don't let it make you.
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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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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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I Wanna Rock
Performed by Luther Campbell (as Luke)
Written by Luther Campbell, Harry Wayne Casey and Robert Finch
Courtesy of Lil' Joe Records, Inc.
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respectable directorial debut for Cube
5 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Unremarkable but ambitious story from writer-director Ice Cube. A young woman recalls her emotionally wrenching experiences while working at a raunchy black strip club. More specifically, she remembers the burden of dealing with sleazy customers, reprehensible rivals, and wild parties on the side, all the while doing her best to maintain her dignity while working to better her life. Intriguing story is accompanied by a talented cast, powerful moments, and some fine performances, but too often resorts to familiar plot twists and lame stereotypes. Not a bad piece of work for first time director Cube, but would have benefited from more creativity. **


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