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Juwanna Mann (2002)

 -  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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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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21 June 2002 (USA)  »

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$15,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

When "she" goes into the bathroom during the double date, her pumps are on the left side of the urinal on the first master shot then they move to the right side of the urinal. See more »

Quotes

Lorne Daniels: This is crazy. No one is gonna believe you're a woman!
Juwanna Mann: You did!
Lorne Daniels: All right. This is blackmail.
Juwanna Mann: No, it's black... FE-male!
Lorne Daniels: That's not funny.
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Before the credits, there are various deleted scenes and outtakes. See more »

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Features Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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He Said, She Said
Written by Lenton Terrell Hutton, Broderick Phillips & Cedric Phillips
Performed by Broderick Phillips, LT Hutton & Cedric Phillips
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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hilarious b-ball ...
25 June 2007 | by (Brandon,Florida) – See all my reviews

Watching Juwanna Mann kind of reminded me of the 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire film about a man dressing as and acting like a woman. The way Miguel A. Nunez made this person want to play basketball was really hilarious a amusing. Kevin Pollack as his agent was really a powerful spot since only he knew the difference between Juwanna and Jamal Jeffries. I liked the way Jamal told him "You're a feminine Jerry Maguire" Vivica Fox was so hot and perfect as Michele Langsford who at the end did accept Jamal as well as Juwanna. They should try to shoot more films about men dressing up as women just like Dustin Hoffman did in Tootsie an Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire.


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