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Juwanna Mann (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 June 2002 (USA)
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A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.

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Jesse Vaughan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Jamal Jefferies / Juwanna Mann
Vivica A. Fox ... Michelle Langford
Kevin Pollak ... Lorne Daniels
Tommy Davidson ... Puff Smokey Smoke
Kim Wayans ... Latisha Jansen
Jenifer Lewis ... Aunt Ruby
Ginuwine ... Romeo
Lil' Kim ... Tina Parker (as Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones)
Annie Corley ... Coach Rivers
Tammi Reiss Tammi Reiss ... Vicki Sanchez
Heather Quella Heather Quella ... Magda Rowonowitch
Angie Cossey Angie Cossey ... Natalie Kemper
Itoro Coleman Itoro Coleman ... Debbie Scruggs
Terry Loughlin ... Commissioner
Bonnie Johnson ... Lorne's Secretary
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Storyline

Juwanna Mann follows the story of Jamal Jeffries, the reigning 'bad boy' of basketball, whose undisciplined on-court antics land him out of the league and without any prospects. Financially strapped and untrained in anything but basketball, Jamal comes up with a plan so outrageous it just might work: dress up like a woman and try out for the woman's basketball league. To his surprise, he makes it, but now the real challenge begins - to cease being Jamal and start new life as Juwanna. Matters become even more complicated when Juwanna realizes that he is falling for his teammate Michelle, who shows him that there is more to women than meets the eye. Written by <gsm1224@ix.netcom.com>

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Taglines:

The only way he can stay pro, is to play (like) a girl.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C-kosár See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,474,270, 23 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,571,817, 1 September 2002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In her first WUBA game, Juwanna is seen gnawing on a towel on the bench. This is an allusion to Jerry Tarkanian, the college basketball coach who gnawed on towels during the game. See more »

Goofs

Jamal Jeffries is wearing a wedding ring while answering the phone and not as Juwanna Man in the next. See more »

Quotes

Michelle Langford: Are you all right?
Latisha Jansen: I'm straight.
Michelle Langford: [laughs] No you aren't.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits, there are various deleted scenes and outtakes. See more »

Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Party
Written by L.T. Hutton
Performed by L.T. Hutton
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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Hot like fire!
30 June 2002 | by anoiba14See all my reviews

All I can say is that this movie is mad hot! I JUST LOVE IT! It's one of the best comedy movies that I've seen this year! That movie had me laughing so hard, that I cried, for real! Miguel Nunez Jr. is mad funny and so is Tommy Davidson, with his gold-teeth behind! Ginuwine did good for his first role in this movie! But Lil' Kim was kinda whack, I guess she did okay! She did good at the end though! It's a really, really, really funny movie! My aunt was going to see it, and I said "Can I see it (with you) again, can I see it again please?! It was mad funny, I want to see it again!" I know one thing though, I'm going to get the "Juwanna Mann" tape or dvd whenever it comes out!


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