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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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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

Gross USA:

$13,670,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,802,599
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Pollak has said that when he signed on to the film, Will Smith was set to star. 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

Latisha Jansen: Me? I like to keep it simple. Give me a good book and a good bitch and I'm straight.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Tiamat the Dragon (2016) See more »

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One Day You'll See
Written by L.T. Hutton & Erika Yancey
Performed by Erika Yancey
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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Full of cliché's,but entertaining
13 March 2008 | by FilmCriticBoySee all my reviews

This is a comedy about a basketball player who dresses into a woman and fall in love in his team mate.Is this movie a masterpiece?Definitely no.Is this movie predictable?Definitely yes.But that's not the problem.This is an average comedy,you will enjoy it if you do not take it too serious.It has some fun moments,and it is not that bad movie.Kevin Pollack is a great in the role of Juwanna's manager,the direction is decent,and it is a light-hearted funny movie good for Sunday evening entertainment.I would recommend this movie to kids who like basketball,i really think that this is a great movie for them.If you are looking unpredictable,great masterpiece then don't watch this.But I think that it is good to accuasionally watch movies of this category to relax and enjoy in the light-hearted story.


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