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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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C-kosár  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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

Kevin Pollak has said that when he signed on to the film, Will Smith was set to star. 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

Michelle Langford: Are you all right?
Latisha Jansen: I'm straight.
Michelle Langford: [laughs] No you aren't.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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What's Luv?
Written by Joseph Caratagena, Irving Lorenzo, Jeffrey Atkins, Christopher Rios & Andre Parker
Performed by Fat Joe featuring Ashanti
Fat Joe courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
Ashanti courtesy of Murder Inc. & AJM Records
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Fun for "In Living Color" fans.
24 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Juwanna Mann" is not the best of its kind, but if you are a fan of the tv sketch comedy series "In Living Color," you will enjoy seeing ILC alum Tommy Davidson (as a great new character), Kim Wayans, & Jenifer Lewis.


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