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How to Be a Player (1997)

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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

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

A deleted sex scene between Amber and Dre was cut. The scene was meant for the end of the film. Producers felt the scene was unnecessary and cut it. The scene ran 3 minutes 45 seconds. 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 »

Soundtracks

Do Me Like You Do
Written by Mark J. Feist
Performed by Mark J. Feist
Courtesy of Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.
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It was funny at the time.
5 March 2007 | by xytekSee all my reviews

OK, I remember watching this movie and yeah, it is silly, i didn't once think "oh this is going to be ground breaking stuff". You have to look at the audience the movie is targeted for. Fact is, there are people out there that are "players" and "Haters". You get a good picture of both in this movie. I thought the most interesting thing in this movies was how the main character was describing just how he was getting over on the ladies. Now i admit, in another life, some of the SAME stuff he was "doing", I did. So it cracked me up seeing it on a big screen for all to see. This one of those movies where you are with your buddies, having a few beers, and want to waste some time. I have seen BAD movies before, and trust me, this is far from being the worst.


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