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Woo (1998)

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Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

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Daisy von Scherler Mayer (as Daisy V. S. Mayer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Woo
Tommy Davidson ... Tim
Duane Martin ... Frankie
Michael Ralph ... Romaine
Darrel Heath ... Hop
Dave Chappelle ... Lenny
Paula Jai Parker ... Claudette
LL Cool J ... Darryl
Aida Turturro ... Tookie
Lance Slaughter Lance Slaughter ... Lamar
Dartanyan Edmonds ... Shakim
Foxy Brown ... Fiancée
Sam Moses Sam Moses ... Cabbie
Tiffany Hall Tiffany Hall ... Denise
Lina Bradford Lina Bradford ... Celestrial (as Girlina)
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Storyline

Darlene "Woo" Bates, played by Jada Pinkett Smith, has been dumped a little bit too many times, now this femme-fatale doesn't let just any man swing with her, and when she's set up on a blind-date with Tommy Davidson's character, it could be love.. if they don't kill each other first. "Woo" features cameos by Foxy Brown, LL Cool J, and Duane Martin. Written by Luis Montalvan <FirmFiasco@aol.com>

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It's Woo's world.. we're just living in it.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Appuntamento a Brooklyn See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,517,263, 10 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,026,971, 16 August 1998
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Trivia

Pam Grier and Isaac Hayes were originally cast to play Woo's parents, but their scenes were deleted. See more »

Goofs

Tim's wet t-shirt in the taxi. See more »

Quotes

Hop: Whoo. I'm runnin' things, I'm running things. Yo! This is the spot! I'm here every week, every week. I got it goin' on up in here, y'all. I had a ball.
Frankie: Naw, man, I think you had 2 balls. He had so many balls, he could have played pool up in his place.
Hop: What? Oh, y'all's playin' pool again? You can't beat him, boy, leave him alone. Hey, did y'all check out Phyllis?
Romaine: That's *Phillip*.
Frankie: Didn't you see "The Crying Game"? Didn't you look at the neck?
Hop: Yeah, I checked out the neck. I'm the one that put ...
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Some good laughs, but no more than OK
30 March 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

"Woo" has a fine cast. Jada Pinkett has great charisma. Tommy Davidson is a fine comic actor, though he isn't too convincing as a straight-arrow law student. The film is written in sitcom format. The film consists of one implausible scene of conflict after another (especially at the Italian restaurant), desperate to find a punchline. Some of the scenes work. I thought the scene at the transvestite bar was hilarious. And I liked the little cameo by Billy Dee. That gave the film a touch of class. It's too bad LL Cool J only had one scene. I liked his smooth "mack daddy" character. But with a film like this, even though it's a comedy, your disbelief elevates by the minute and it just doesn't have a natural, character-driven flow. It forces itself upon the audience. And the third act is predictable and unconvincing. This is a film that could've been more than OK, if it had a little more wit and focus. If this is about a 1 or 2 dollar rental at your local video store--this is not a bad film to rent. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend this one.


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