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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.

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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 they are playing cards and one of the ladies pulls off her beige bra you can see she is still wearing a white bra. See more »

Quotes

Puff Smokey Smoke: [to Juwanna] You are one tall glass of water and I'm thirsty.
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Before the credits, there are various deleted scenes and outtakes. See more »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.26 (2016) See more »

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Written by Lenton Terrell Hutton
Performed by Lenton Terrell Hutton
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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A semi-funny comedy but overall a good movie
22 June 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Juwanna Mann isn't a horrible movie just a by the numbers comedy. The film has the same jokes that most gender benders comedy's do which get tired after a while. Miguel A .Nunez does good carrying the movie by himself but Tommy Davidson and Kim Wayans steal every scene their in. Ginuwine does a great acting job in his first movie and Mrs.Fox is good as always. While the jokes in the gilm are the same overall the film is good and has a nice message. If Warener had a soundtrack to back the film then it would have been better but I think with out a SDTK Warner may have a sleeper hit on their hands.


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