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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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Adele Givens ...
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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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Jossie Thacker ...
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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Make the money. Don't let it make you. See more »

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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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Box Office

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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Diamond: I loved The Players Club for offering women a way to reach their goals in life. But I also hated The Players Club for all the girls it destroyed in the process.
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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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Referenced in Next Friday (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride the Rodeo
Performed by Crucial Conflict
Written by Windosas Martin, Marrico D. King, Ralph Leverston, Corey J. Johnson and La Taunya Bounds (as Lataunya Bounds)
Courtesy of Pallas Records/Universal Records
A Universal Music Company
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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