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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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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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Dancer #2
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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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Sometimes you're the player. Sometimes you're played. 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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Danças Eróticas  »

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Box Office

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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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

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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Show Me Da Money
Performed by Camp 813
Written by J.C. Styles, M. Williams, J. Singletary, R. Brown, D. Pinckney, R. Dowling and M. Dowling
Courtesy of Hurricane Records, Inc., Taz Entertainment & Tony Mercedes Music
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Fairly good movie with an exciting plot.
12 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Dear Reader, I think the movie Players Club had a good story line. The situation that Diana was in can be related to many young women's situation in today's world. So many women in search for independence like Diana have used Strip Clubs as a means to an end. However many ignorant individuals think that all strippers are whores and forget that maybe this job is a temporary position for some of these women. I think Lisa Raye did a good acting job and I hope Hollywood considers her for other roles. Ice Cube should be applauded for an exciting movie.


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