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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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 »


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 »


Juwanna Mann: I'M HERE!
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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 »


Shake Ya Ass
Written by Mystikal (as Michael Tyler), Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams
Performed by Mystikal
Courtesy of Jive 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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