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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.

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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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Trivia

Solveig: Near the end of the movie when Bill Bellamy is running through the house, the porn star Solveig has a cameo sex scene. See more »

Quotes

Spootie: [after watching Dray arrive at Amber's house] Man, that girl is Persuasion!
David: You mean Caucasian. You are one ignorant ass, you know that?
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Connections

References Jungle Fever (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

If U Stay Ready
Written by Suga Free, David Blake, George Archie, Playa Ham and Robert Bacon
Performed by Suga Free
Suga Free appears courtesy of Island Black Music
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It was a Fair Movie
5 January 2006 | by chinadoll_911See all my reviews

This move was fair because it was a story that featured over dramatic funny events. It also gave a insight how a guy was able to be a player. Some women like, Marie Marrow, aka Katrina, actually enjoyed men who were about game. I will admit there were parts in this movie that they could of cut out but one could easily figure out what was going to happen before the scene occurred. I would not suggest ever seeing this at a movie theater but this is a funny rental that I think one would get either by themselves or with good friends. I do not think this movie set African Americans back in anyway. This movie was a typical funny movie that was just over dramatizing relationships and situations.


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