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The Players Club (1998)

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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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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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Make the money. Don't let it make you. 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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Company Credits

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New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, there was a scene when Lil Man asked Officer Freeman played by John Amos, "Did you know you look just like the father from Good Times?" Amos did, in fact, play the father in the 1970s sitcom Good Times (1974). See more »

Goofs

When Lance is caught in bed with Ebony, the bed sheet is hanging off. Moments later the sheet is back on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Diamond: I loved The Players Club for offering women a way to reach their goals in life. But I also hated The Players Club for all the girls it destroyed in the process.
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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

I Wanna Be Down
Performed by Brandy Norwood (as Brandy)
Written by Keith Crouch and Kipper Jones
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Poorly written, poorly acted – a real stereotypical movie from start to end
5 October 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

When Diana gets pregnant in college she moves in her with boyfriend who soon tires of her and moves out. When working in a shoe shop Diana gets met by two strippers who invite her down to try out for the Players Club where she gets taken on. Given the name Diamond by her boss, Diana also gets her cousin involved in the club while she also tries to look after her son and stay in school. Eventually the drama of the club gets intense and catches her up.

I like Ice Cube as an actor. He does stay in the `safe' comedy roles but he has also moved on well since his debut in Boyz n'da Hood. Here he takes on his directorial debut and he does OK. I mean the shots are nice and the camera moves around well enough. Sadly he is let down on nearly every other front. First off, the plot is pretty poor. It's told in flashback and just seems to involve everyone swearing as our heroine tries to go her own way and move up and out etc etc. We are `treated' to the odd dance and fight scene but really the bits don't all come together and it just feels like everyone is swearing over nothing all the time.

The acting is surprisingly bad from several main sources. Lisa Raye's narration is terrible but her performance is actually alright. Calhoun is good looking and quite good but that's about it. Mac is terrible, not funny or believable. Foxx is not bad but could have done more. Wilson and Givens are ugly and nasty – they can't act and I find it hard to believe people actually paid Wilson to get naked!

This film is basically a modern blackploitation film – made for black people to come and watch regardless of quality. The plot is average at best and the performances are mostly poor. The plot is episodic and lacks drive or drama and will leave you feeling bored and distracted. Overall Cube may have directing skills worth watching again but lets hope his next vehicle is better than this.


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