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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diamond (as Lisa Raye)
Mr. Armstrong
Mrs. Armstrong (as Judy Ann Elder)
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)
Lalanya Masters ...
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 <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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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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Did You Know?


Bernie Mac based his interpretation of the character Dollar Bill on a close family friend who was obsessed with the color green. See more »


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


Tricks: Y'all ain't shit. Your mama's ain't shit and your babies ain't gonna be shit. Fuck you with a... a sick dick.
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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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cause we're tra-a-ash ...

In an ideal guided tour about freakishly bad movies from 1977 onwards, The Players' Club should deserve a stop. It's got a terrible storyline that, along with the not-so-subtle clinging onto (or blatantly ripping off) the tradition of blaxploitation, makes up for a trite, short-living revival of that genre. But also it's one of those bad movies that are so bad you can't take your eyes off of it. Watch out for the (so fake it hurts) catfight scene between the "good" stripper Lisa Raye and the "bad", lesbian, vicious, bleached blonde, whatshername stripper. The small part of Ice Cube himself as the stereotype bad guy and the obvious "you can make all the money you want, but don't let money make a slave out of you" message (you're gonna hear it so many times throughout the movie it's gonna ring in your head like a f***ing bell for hours afterwards !) top it all. Rent it, but only if you know how much it's gonna suck.

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