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Juwanna Mann (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 June 2002 (USA)
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A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Parker (as Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones)
Tammi Reiss ...
Heather Quella ...
Angie Cossey ...
Itoro Coleman ...
Lorne's Secretary


Juwanna Mann follows the story of Jamal Jeffries, the reigning 'bad boy' of basketball, whose undisciplined on-court antics land him out of the league and without any prospects. Financially strapped and untrained in anything but basketball, Jamal comes up with a plan so outrageous it just might work: dress up like a woman and try out for the woman's basketball league. To his surprise, he makes it, but now the real challenge begins - to cease being Jamal and start new life as Juwanna. Matters become even more complicated when Juwanna realizes that he is falling for his teammate Michelle, who shows him that there is more to women than meets the eye. Written by <gsm1224@ix.netcom.com>

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The only way he can stay pro, is to play (like) a girl.


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C-kosár  »

Box Office


$15,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,474,270 (USA) (21 June 2002)


$13,571,817 (USA) (30 August 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tyra Banks was originally cast as Michelle Langford. See more »


During the scene where all the girls are in a hotel room together talking about men, Juwanna stands up and begins to talk. She walks from between the beds to the right and in front of the dresser and mirror. Instantly, she moves back to the left between the beds. See more »


Vicki Sanchez: A man who sends me flowers is my type.
Latisha Jansen: Hell, bitch, someone passes you the salt, they're your type.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits, there are various deleted scenes and outtakes. See more »


Features Waiting to Exhale (1995) See more »


Written by Lenton Terrell Hutton
Performed by Lenton Terrell Hutton
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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User Reviews

not bad, not great
25 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Queers and peers, feast your eyes on Juwanna Mann, a cliche flick w/ no surprises, yet intriguing nonetheless. Look, if you're looking for originality and to be dazzled off your seat, this movie isn't for you. If you're looking for some genuine laughs, and some of those "it's so bad, it's good" scenes, then this is the right movie. It's the worth the 10 bucks to see, but only if you go into the theater with the right attitude. This movie is by no means well done nor original, yet it's so cliche at some parts, and the characters are so stereotyped, that it will actually make you laugh. And yes, there are some genuine comic moments that made me laugh. If you liked big momma's house, go see this movie.

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