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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

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
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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C-kosár  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tyra Banks was originally cast as Michelle Langford. See more »

Goofs

On one of the first shots taken during the women's basketball sequences, the shot clock above the basket reads "45." Years ago, men's college basketball played with a 45-second shot clock, but women have always used the 30-second clock, thus the shot clock would never read "45" in a women's pro game. See more »

Quotes

Lorne Daniels: This is crazy. No one is gonna believe you're a woman!
Juwanna Mann: You did!
Lorne Daniels: All right. This is blackmail.
Juwanna Mann: No, it's black... FE-male!
Lorne Daniels: That's not funny.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Waiting to Exhale (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't She Lovely
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
not bad, not great
25 June 2002 | by See 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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