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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

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

Goofs

On one of the first shots taken during the women's basketball sequences, the shot clock above the basket reads "45." Years ago, men's college basketball played with a 45-second shot clock, but women have always used the 30-second clock, thus the shot clock would never read "45" in a women's pro game. See more »

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Puff Smokey Smoke: [to Juwanna] You are one tall glass of water and I'm thirsty.
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Get Ready for This
Written by Jean-Paul DeCoster, Phil Wilde (as Filip De Wilde), Ray Slijngaard (as Raymond Slijngaard) & Simon Harris
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of The Licensing Lizard/Byte Records, BV
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Not nearly so bad as you'd think
17 January 2004 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Your standard "jerk finds his humanity through identification with an Other" formula comedy. In this case, the Other is a female--which is usually a recipe for disaster unless the jerk is Dustin Hoffman.

I let this run as background noise after another movie ended, and was surprised to find myself watching it and even laughing a few times. I can't recommend spending money on a rental, but if it comes on cable you could do worse.


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