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How to Be a Player (1997)

R | | Comedy | 6 August 1997 (USA)
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A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.

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Lionel C. Martin

Writers:

Mark Brown (story), Mark Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bellamy ... Drayton Jackson
Natalie Desselle Reid ... Jenny Jackson (as Natalie Desselle)
Lark Voorhies ... Lisa
Mari Morrow ... Katrina
Pierre Edwards ... David (as Pierre)
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Kilo (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
Anthony Johnson ... Spootie (as A.J. Johnson)
Max Julien ... Uncle Fred
Beverly Johnson ... Robin
Gilbert Gottfried ... Tony the Doorman
Bernie Mac ... Buster
Stacii Jae Johnson Stacii Jae Johnson ... Sherri
Elise Neal ... Nadine
J. Anthony Brown ... Uncle Snook
Amber Smith ... Amber
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Storyline

Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party in Malibu, inviting all of his girlfriends. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

So many women. So little time.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Def Jam's How to Be a Player See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,736,692, 10 August 1997

Gross USA:

$13,960,203, 26 October 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lark Voorhies characters name is "Lisa". Her characters name on Saved By The Bell was also the same. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Jackson: All I know is a brother that has more than one woman and is looking for some more is a pimp.
Drayton Jackson: Well, that covers just about every man *I* know.
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Connections

Featured in Foxy Brown Feat. Dru Hill: Big Bad Mamma (1997) See more »

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Love Serenade
Written by Barry White
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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The Worst Movie Ever
22 October 2011 | by surguinej-1See all my reviews

I happened to see part of How to be a Player last night when surfing the TV channels last night. I really couldn't believe it was on the air. Terrible acting,stupid dialog, boring script, everything was so bad! And the actors were so stereotyped and so predictable. There was absolutely no character development to say the least.

About an hour later, I flipped past it once again and watched for about 3 minutes to see if it was still as bad as I had thought. It WAS! Whoever thought this would be a good movie was sadly mistaken. Amazingly, our new channel "Bounce" showed it back-to-back on Friday night. Why???


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