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Juwanna Mann (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 June 2002 (USA)
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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C-kosár  »

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$15,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,474,270, 23 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,571,817, 1 September 2002
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Tyra Banks was originally cast as Michelle Langford. See more »

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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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Juwanna Mann: I'M HERE!
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.26 (2016) See more »

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Written by L.T. Hutton , Al Cindor Turner & Levar Hutton
Performed by L.T. Hutton
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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Tastefully done, and better than expected.
30 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's not SOME LIKE IT HOT, but it's not bad either. It does require a certain suspension of disbelief, but it demonstrates good morality in the end. Guess I'm in the minority who believes it's worth seeing once.


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