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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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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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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

When "she" goes into the bathroom during the double date, her pumps are on the left side of the urinal on the first master shot then they move to the right side of the urinal. 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 South Park: Marjorine (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

He Said, She Said
Written by L.T. Hutton, Broderick Phillips & Cedric Phillips
Performed by Broderick Phillips, LT Hutton & Cedric Phillips
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Record Company, Inc.
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not bad, not great
25 June 2002 | by murdocheatsitSee all my reviews

Queers and peers, feast your eyes on Juwanna Mann, a cliche flick w/ no surprises, yet intriguing nonetheless. Look, if you're looking for originality and to be dazzled off your seat, this movie isn't for you. If you're looking for some genuine laughs, and some of those "it's so bad, it's good" scenes, then this is the right movie. It's the worth the 10 bucks to see, but only if you go into the theater with the right attitude. This movie is by no means well done nor original, yet it's so cliche at some parts, and the characters are so stereotyped, that it will actually make you laugh. And yes, there are some genuine comic moments that made me laugh. If you liked big momma's house, go see this movie.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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