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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jamal Jefferies / Juwanna Mann
... Michelle Langford
... Lorne Daniels
... Puff Smokey Smoke
... Latisha Jansen
... Aunt Ruby
... Romeo
... Tina Parker (as Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones)
... Coach Rivers
Tammi Reiss ... Vicki Sanchez
Heather Quella ... Magda Rowonowitch
Angie Cossey ... Natalie Kemper
Itoro Coleman ... Debbie Scruggs
... Commissioner
... Lorne's Secretary


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:

Warner Bros.



Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C-kosár  »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Juwanna Mann: I'M HERE!
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Crazy Credits

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


Shake Ya Ass
Written by Mystikal (as Michael Tyler), Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams
Performed by Mystikal
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Turn Around Good Fun
11 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Although there were a couple of unbelievable things in the movie I was pleasently surprised by this laugh fest. Mr. Miguel A. Núñez Jr. does a brilliant job of immatating a woman very convincingly. I was very glad I changed my mind and decided to watch it.

I should mention that when I saw the ads for this movie I thought it had to be the "stupedist" movie ever made. So I refused to watch it. One evening, when there was nothing on to my liking, I saw Juwanna Mann was playing so I watched it b/c I could always turn the TV off...

I started laughing out loud and enjoying it more and more. The movie, and Mr. Núñez's acting, was able to turn me around and I had a good time watching this fun movie. 9/10


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