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The Players Club (1998)



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Rapper/ actor Ice Cube directed this urban comedy-drama about African-American single mother Diana (Lisa Raye), who aims for a career as a broadcast journalist. To finance her education, she works as a stripper at the raucous Players Club, run by hustler Dollar Bill (Bernie Mac). When naive Ebony (Monica Calhoun), Diana's young cousin, also signs on at the club, Ronnie (Chrystale Wilson) attempts to lead Ebony into prostitution, creating conflicts, while club deejay Blue (Jamie Foxx) begins dating Diana. This film is Ice Cube's feature directorial debut; he also scripted and appears in a supporting role.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Ice Cube
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On DVD: Sep 14, 1999
New Line Home Entertainment


LisaRaye McCoy
as Diana Armstrong/Diam...
Bernie Mac
as Dollar Bill
A.J. Johnson
as Li'l Man
Ice Cube
as Reggie
Larry McCoy
as St. Louis
John Amos
as Freeman
Judyann Elder
as Mrs. Armstrong
Ronn Riser
as Professor Mills
Badja Djola
as The Doctor
Judy Ann Elder
as Mrs. Armstrong
Oren Williams
as Jamal at 4 Years
Jossie Thacker
as Stripper No. 1
Lalanya Masters
as Stripper No. 2
Ursula Y. Houston
as Dancer No. 2
as Girl
Bettina Rae
as Vanilla
Brett Wagner
as Guy/Cop Party
Nigel Thatch
as Morehouse Guy
Keith Burke
as Guy at Party
as Diana Armstrong/Diam...
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Critic Reviews for The Players Club

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 8, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Players Club


had some funny moments, but bot great by any means

danny d

Super Reviewer

Definitely a must have classic for your collection...A woman must come to terms against all odds in making a living. the jokes and the cast are real.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

While this film was better than Showgirls, it was not very good at all. Matter of fact, anything is better than Showgirls so that was a terrible analogy. I love LisaRaye. She is very beautiful...but she cannot act her way out of a paper bag. I thought Ice Cube could have done more with Bernie Mac's character Dollar Bill but he didn't get enough screen time for my liking. This film had some serious issues, including not knowing if it was a hood movie or if it was a straight comedy. AJ Johnson's Little Man was funny but give me a break. Jamie Foxx's Blue was OK but he wasn't given enough time for my liking as well. Ice Cube might be a legendary rapper and a solid actor, but he can't direct a film to save his life. Definitely not worth seeing. Striptease might have been better.

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