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The Players Club (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 April 1998 (USA)
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A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

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Ice Cube

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Ice Cube
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
LisaRaye McCoy ... Diamond (as Lisa Raye)
Dick Anthony Williams ... Mr. Armstrong
Judyann Elder ... Mrs. Armstrong (as Judy Ann Elder)
Chrystale Wilson ... Ronnie
Adele Givens ... Tricks
Bernie Mac ... Dollar Bill
Anthony Johnson ... L'il Man (as A.J. Johnson)
Jimmy Woodard Jimmy Woodard ... Miron
Montae Russell ... Lance (as Monte Russell)
Oren Williams ... Jamal @ 4 Years
Monica Calhoun ... Ebony
Jossie Thacker Jossie Thacker ... Stripper #1 (as Jossie Harris)
Lalanya Masters Lalanya Masters ... Stripper #2
Ursula Y. Houston Ursula Y. Houston ... Dancer #2
Annie O'Donnell ... Lady
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Storyline

Diana, a young mom working at a shoe store meets two strippers, Tricks and Ronnie. They tell her that she should work at The Playa's Club for big money. The woman accepts and soon introduces her cousin into the club. Then she finds out that her cousin is doing housecalls which Tricks bribed her to do. One day Diana returns to her house after almost being raped by an obsessed fan and finds her cousin sleeping with her ex-boyfriend. She kicks her cousin out and starts dating Blue, a DJ at the club. They go out one night and Diana's cousin calls asking her to pick her up from a bachelor party. Diana refuses and soon after her cousin is raped. Now she has only one option, to put Tricks in her place. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Sometimes you're the player. Sometimes you're played. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danças Eróticas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,421,172, 12 April 1998

Gross USA:

$23,031,390
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New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ice Cube, Bernie Mac, AJ Johnson, Tiny Lister, Faizon Love and Ronn Riser all also appeared in Friday (1995) together. See more »

Goofs

In Diamond's first scene in the dressing room, her pony tail is set high on top of her head. When Ronnie guides her into the main room of the club, Diamond's pony tail is pulled back further and is spiky at the top. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: Um, tell her... we realize..."no means no".
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Crazy Credits

After the ending credits, two Ice Cube videos are shown. The first video is Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin. The second video is Ice Cube featuring Mr. Short Khop - My Loved Ones. See more »

Connections

References Good Times (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me See You Ride
Performed by DJ Kizzy Rock featuring DJ Smurf
Written by Carlos Young
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Fair B movie
16 September 2001 | by kenandrafSee all my reviews

Fair B quality movie depicting slice of black American strip club life in southern USA.Story is good social commentary on said lifestyle's evils and dangers but the movie suffers from a rushed directorial style and lackluster performances even by pro actors who have displayed better in the past.This was probabably caused by lack of directorial discipline on Ice Cube's part due to budget constraints.You can realy tell the veteran actors were not paid properly and just cruised along as a favor for Cube.Too bad for the movie's story was a good idea,setting up for great drama,action,comedy,sex,social commentary and entertainment much like the winning formula of SHOWGIRLS.I vote for a proper remake of this one!But as of now,avoid this movie unless you really want a peek into that lifestyle or are a big fan of any of the lead actors.Do not expect much sex scenes though for the focus on this one is social commentary......


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