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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In her first WUBA game, Juwanna is seen gnawing on a towel on the bench. This is an allusion to Jerry Tarkanian, the college basketball coach who gnawed on towels during the game. See more »


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 »


Latisha Jansen: Me? I like to keep it simple. Give me a good book and a good bitch and I'm straight.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in South Park: Marjorine (2005) See more »


Welcome to My World
Written by Nicole Renee, Mary Brown & Rez Sofina
Performed by Nicole Rene
Courtesy of Giant Screen Sports
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Tastefully done, and better than expected.
30 June 2002 | by (manassas, va) – See all my reviews

It's not SOME LIKE IT HOT, but it's not bad either. It does require a certain suspension of disbelief, but it demonstrates good morality in the end. Guess I'm in the minority who believes it's worth seeing once.

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