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  (in credits order)

Tim Meadows ... Leon Phelps

Karyn Parsons ... Julie Simmons

Billy Dee Williams ... Lester

John Witherspoon ... Scrap Iron

Jill Talley ... Candy

Lee Evans ... Barney

Will Ferrell ... Lance DeLune

Sofia Milos ... Cheryl

Eugene Levy ... Bucky Kent
David Huband ... Frank
Jammer ... Wrestler

Ken Hudson Campbell ... Hal (as Ken Campbell)

Kevin McDonald ... Mail Man

Tamala Jones ... Theresa

Julianne Moore ... Audrey

Tiffani Thiessen ... Honey DeLune

Rocky Carroll ... Cyrus Cunningham

Brett Heard ... V.S.A. Member

Arnold Pinnock ... V.S.A. Member

Shaun Majumder ... V.S.A. Member
Diego Fuentes ... V.S.A. Member

Sean Thibodeau ... Hugh Hefner

Mark McKinney ... Mr. White

Chris Parnell ... Phil Swanson
J'Mari Luke ... Newborn Leon Phelps
J'Avie Luke ... Newborn Leon Phelps
Taye Thomas ... Baby Leon Phelps
Treye Thomas ... Baby Leon Phelps
Ryan Field ... Leon Phelps (12 Years)
Patrick Patterson ... Older Lover
Diane Fabian ... Older Lover

Susan Aceron ... Chinese lover
Phil Guerrero ... Young Lover (as Philip Guerrero)

April Mullen ... Teen Lover
Dennis McNicholas ... Teen Lover
Ardon Bess ... Stage Manager
Robin Ward ... Gil Stewart
Joan Massiah ... Nun
Hadley Sandiford ... Merle
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Edna (as Barbara Barnes Hopkins)
Sal Scozzari ... V.S.A. Dancer
Steve Greig ... V.S.A. Dancer (as Stephen Greig)
D.J. O'Keefe ... V.S.A. Dancer
William Yong ... V.S.A. Dancer
Troy P. Liddell ... V.S.A. Dancer (as Troy Liddell)
Shawn Byfield ... V.S.A. Dancer

John Stoneham Jr. ... V.S.A. Dancer

Boyd Banks ... C&W Station Manager
Jim Codrington ... Soul Station Manager
Arthur Eng ... Silver Suit Man

Aaron Berg ... Brian (as Aaron Philip Berg)
Michelle Silveira ... Houseboat Cutie (as Michelle Maria Silveira)

Inna Korobkina ... Hef's Girl
Rebecca Weinberg ... Hef's Best Girl
Robyn Palmer ... Playboy Bunny
Simone Stock ... Playboy Photographer

Reginald Hudlin ... Aloysius
Destri Yap ... Leon Phelps, Jr.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Falcone ... Neanderthal man (uncredited)

Tig Fong ... Security Guard #1 (uncredited)

David J. Francis ... V.S.A. Member (uncredited)

Juliet Ladines ... Beautiful Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Reginald Hudlin 
Writing credits
Tim Meadows (written by) &
Dennis McNicholas (written by) &
Andrew Steele (written by)

Produced by
Albert Botha .... associate producer
Erin Fraser .... executive producer
Thomas Levine .... executive producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Robert K. Weiss .... executive producer
Original Music by
Marcus Miller 
Cinematography by
Johnny E. Jensen 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Rick Montgomery 
Production Design by
Franco De Cotiis 
Dean A. O'Dell 
Art Direction by
Cheryl Toy 
Set Decoration by
Zeljka Alosinac 
Costume Design by
Eydi Caines-Floyd 
Makeup Department
Marlene Aarons .... makeup department head
Pipsan Ayotte .... assistant makeup artist
Debra Johnson .... hair stylist
Josie Stewart .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor: Canada
Michael Wray .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Cronin .... trainee assistant director
Siegfried Kopp .... assistant director
Katrina Lee .... third assistant director
Kristie Sills .... second assistant director
Lewin Webb .... assistant director
Art Department
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Susan Atkinson .... assistant property master
John Bankson .... construction coordinator
John Connell .... set dresser
Donavon Drummond .... set dresser
Paul Greenberg .... second assistant art director
Darryl Henley .... storyboard artist
Christopher Jenkins .... property master
Max MacDonald .... assistant art director
Lisa Ruelling .... third assistant art director
Tom Thompson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Myroslav Bodharuk .... boom operator
Christine Danelski .... supervising foley editor
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor (as Ron Eng)
Susan Fairbairn .... assistant sound editor
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gordon .... dialogue editor
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Daniel S. Irwin .... supervising dialogue editor
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Johnston .... sound recordist
Ronnie Morgan .... first assistant sound editor
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Katrina Perks .... boom operator
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Beth Sterner .... supervising sound editor
David E. Stone .... sound effects editor
Thomas Vicari .... sound mixer
Trevor Ward .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dan Yale .... foley editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
Jim Peacock .... special effects prop builder
Ray Comiso .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator
Errol Gee .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Layton Morrison .... stunt performer
Paul Rapovski .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Barg .... assistant chief lighting technician
Paul Begin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Laurence Bortnick .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gabriele DiChiara .... gaffer
Roger Finlay .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Carl Flood .... electrician
Mike Gowland .... generator operator
Courtney Graham .... film loader
John Graham .... first assistant camera
Mark Henson .... electrician
Kevin Jewison .... camera operator
Steve Kolodziej .... 24 frame video operator
Mark Lewandowski .... video assist operator
James McRae .... second company grip (as Jamie McRae)
Lucas Pasquali .... electrician
Daniel Sauvé .... Steadicam operator (as Daniel Sauve)
Mark Silver .... key grip
Kristen Somborac .... grip (as Kristin Somborac)
Owen Vanooyen .... electrician
Johnny Wersta .... dolly grip
Kenneth J. Withers .... second camera operator
Tara Yates .... second assistant camera
Doug Zebeljan .... grip
Casting Department
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Larissa Giroux .... casting assistant: Canada
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Michael G. Miller .... casting associate
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Barry .... assistant costume designer
Jane Fieber .... wardrobe
Barbara Somerville .... costumer
Editorial Department
P.J. Burch .... editorial assistant
Doug Caron .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Donald Freeman .... colorist
Scott Hill .... first assistant editor
Dana L. Marker .... negative cutter
David McGroarty .... assistant editor: Canada
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Mark C. Pituch .... colorist
Lorraine Samuel .... assistant editor
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production coordinator
Dan Zimmerman .... assistant film editor
Dean Zimmerman .... assistant editor
Don Zimmerman .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Michele Aristy .... score coordinator
Bibi Green .... scoring coordinator
Charley Harrison .... orchestrator (as Charles Harrison)
Jon Krashna .... associate music supervisor
Marcus Miller .... musician: musical score
April Nguyen .... associate music supervisor
Heidi Smith .... music supervisor
Bill Stephney .... music supervisor
Thomas Vicari .... music scoring mixer
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Transportation Department
Roland 'Buddy' McGrath .... transportation captain
Bruce McLean .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Stephanie L. Abramson .... assistant: executive producer
Heather Anderson .... assistant: Tim Meadows
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Jim Bertram .... first assistant auditor
Sherry Bondy .... production coordinator (as Sherry Bondy Webb)
Jeremy Campbell .... assistant to executive producer
Anthony Carovillano .... craft service
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Natalie Fokes .... assistant accountant
Clarence Ford .... choreographer
Tracey Hare .... assistant production coordinator
Sherri Kelly .... production assistant
Randy Kennedy .... location scout
Nancy Klein .... payroll accountant
Maria Ligon .... assistant: Mr. Hudlin
Nancy Manoogian .... publicist
Jed Metzger .... assistant location manager
Ted Miller .... location manager
Sarah Anne Milliken .... assistant to executive producer
Dan Pace .... production assistant
Tom Reinke .... production assistant
Sharon Seto .... epk director
Katie Spinelli .... production office intern (as Katie Eyster)
Russell Steele .... production accountant
Simone Stock .... assistant to director
Shawn Tanaka .... assistant to executive producer
Lauren Wedell .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Bosede Williams .... script supervisor
Amy Wright .... assistant choreographer
Arif S. Kinchen .... voice-over (uncredited)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Built for five minutes, not eighty, 30 August 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

The fact that The Ladies Man originated from a skit on Saturday Night Live should surprise no one who has seen and disliked the film. The film feels exactly like a character who belongs in skits roughly five to eight minutes long, who will occasionally say something funny in those five to eight minutes, and then end on a comic-bang before the screenwriter decides to cut over to another sketch. The sad thing about The Ladies Man is it focuses on its title character (played by a clearly inspired Tim Meadows) for eighty long, often tedious minutes, completely deluding the character's comic effect because it must be referenced with almost every line he says.

I've discussed how tedious and often frustratingly unfunny Saturday Night Live films can often be (I wrote a whole blog on it three years back, so that should give an idea of how opinionated I was). Their main complaint links most of their films (with notable exceptions of the Wayne's World titles) in that they have difficultly giving their character's antics enough to do for a film's runtime. "The Ladies Man" character already has enough energy to be in a eighty minute film, but does he have the humor, plot, and charisma capabilities of carrying such precious minutes? How far does a sexist, afro-rockin' radio host go? The answer is not very far, but the film is at least buoyed by the competence and appeal of Tim Meadows, who can do no wrong in films as far as I'm concerned. His presence is casual and his attitude often laidback, even when he's playing a character as tiresome as this one. He plays Leon "The Ladies Man" Phelps, a studly black radio host who is known for his outspoken sexism on air during his nighttime show where he gives female callers shallow advice about relationships. The first thirty minutes of the film show his attitude and serve as nothing but a showcase for redundant jokes akin to that of modern Saturday Night Life sketches.

When the story finally does get going, it's lame and serves more as filler than as a significant plot. It follows a man who finds his wife cheating on him, only to spot a naked black man running outside his home with a smiley face tattooed on his rear. Turns out, there is a website dedicated to finding this man and a group of angry husbands meet up to try and track down the man who pleasures their wives. The result is a tiresome array of unfunny marital jokes and a predictable but slightly catchy song and dance number.

Tim Meadows (who serves as co-write on this film) is clearly inspired when playing "The Ladies Man." His personality is always energetic and here he plays a character he completely created and "perfected" himself. There is a genuine sense of fun and comfortableness when playing this role. The issue is that "The Ladies Man" is so thin and uninteresting as a character that he's more of an idea. In that regard, Meadows does a great job at playing an idea.

I return full circle to my point that I made in the beginning that stated that the films focuses on a character that feels exactly like he belongs in concise skits on Television. It's no surprise that after about fifteen minutes of laughing with and at the character, I began to be burdened with feelings of tedium. This only influences my point that a character with this personality belongs in shorts seventy-five minutes shorter than the film The Ladies Man.

Starring: Tim Meadows, Karyn Parsons, Billy Dee Williams, John Witherspoon, Will Ferrell, and Eugene Levy. Directed by: Reginald Hudlin.

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