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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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Box Office

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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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Coach Rivers: You see that sign up there? It says the Charlotte Banshees, not the Charlotte Juuuu-wanna!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010) See more »

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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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Full of cliché's,but entertaining
13 March 2008 | by (Croatia,Pula) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy about a basketball player who dresses into a woman and fall in love in his team mate.Is this movie a masterpiece?Definitely no.Is this movie predictable?Definitely yes.But that's not the problem.This is an average comedy,you will enjoy it if you do not take it too serious.It has some fun moments,and it is not that bad movie.Kevin Pollack is a great in the role of Juwanna's manager,the direction is decent,and it is a light-hearted funny movie good for Sunday evening entertainment.I would recommend this movie to kids who like basketball,i really think that this is a great movie for them.If you are looking unpredictable,great masterpiece then don't watch this.But I think that it is good to accuasionally watch movies of this category to relax and enjoy in the light-hearted story.


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