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The Players Club (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 April 1998 (USA)
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A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

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Ice Cube

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
LisaRaye McCoy ... Diamond (as Lisa Raye)
Dick Anthony Williams ... Mr. Armstrong
Judyann Elder ... Mrs. Armstrong (as Judy Ann Elder)
Chrystale Wilson ... Ronnie
Adele Givens ... Tricks
Bernie Mac ... Dollar Bill
Anthony Johnson ... L'il Man (as A.J. Johnson)
Jimmy Woodard Jimmy Woodard ... Miron
Montae Russell ... Lance (as Monte Russell)
Oren Williams ... Jamal @ 4 Years
Monica Calhoun ... Ebony
Jossie Thacker Jossie Thacker ... Stripper #1 (as Jossie Harris)
Lalanya Masters Lalanya Masters ... Stripper #2
Ursula Y. Houston Ursula Y. Houston ... Dancer #2
Annie O'Donnell ... Lady
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Storyline

Diana, a young mom working at a shoe store meets two strippers, Tricks and Ronnie. They tell her that she should work at The Playa's Club for big money. The woman accepts and soon introduces her cousin into the club. Then she finds out that her cousin is doing housecalls which Tricks bribed her to do. One day Diana returns to her house after almost being raped by an obsessed fan and finds her cousin sleeping with her ex-boyfriend. She kicks her cousin out and starts dating Blue, a DJ at the club. They go out one night and Diana's cousin calls asking her to pick her up from a bachelor party. Diana refuses and soon after her cousin is raped. Now she has only one option, to put Tricks in her place. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Here, we get down and dirty. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danças Eróticas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,421,172, 12 April 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,031,390, 9 August 1998
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New Line Cinema See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ice Cube, Bernie Mac, AJ Johnson, Tiny Lister, Faizon Love, Ronn Riser and Michael Clarke Duncan all also appeared in "Friday"(1995) See more »

Goofs

In Diamond's first scene in the dressing room, her pony tail is set high on top of her head. When Ronnie guides her into the main room of the club, Diamond's pony tail is pulled back further and is spiky at the top. See more »

Quotes

Diamond: [Diamond punches Ronnie in the face] That was for Ebony.
Diamond: [after Ronnie falls to the ground on her side, Diamond kicks Ronnie in the stomach] That was for me.
[Diamond then spits on Ronnie]
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Crazy Credits

After the ending credits, two Ice Cube videos are shown. The first video is Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin. The second video is Ice Cube featuring Mr. Short Khop - My Loved Ones. See more »


Soundtracks

Nickel, Dime, Quarter
Performed and Written by Stan Watson and Donelle McNeil
Courtesy of Mastersource
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cause we're tra-a-ash ...
12 March 2000 | by salome-3See all my reviews

In an ideal guided tour about freakishly bad movies from 1977 onwards, The Players' Club should deserve a stop. It's got a terrible storyline that, along with the not-so-subtle clinging onto (or blatantly ripping off) the tradition of blaxploitation, makes up for a trite, short-living revival of that genre. But also it's one of those bad movies that are so bad you can't take your eyes off of it. Watch out for the (so fake it hurts) catfight scene between the "good" stripper Lisa Raye and the "bad", lesbian, vicious, bleached blonde, whatshername stripper. The small part of Ice Cube himself as the stereotype bad guy and the obvious "you can make all the money you want, but don't let money make a slave out of you" message (you're gonna hear it so many times throughout the movie it's gonna ring in your head like a f***ing bell for hours afterwards !) top it all. Rent it, but only if you know how much it's gonna suck.


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