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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ice Cube
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 14, 1999
Runtime:
New Line Home Entertainment

Cast


as Diana Armstrong/Diam...

as Dollar Bill

as Li'l Man

as Reggie

as Clyde

as Tricks

as St. Louis

as Mr. Armstrong

as Freeman

as Peters

as Mrs. Armstrong

as Brooklyn

as Professor Mills

as The Doctor

as Mrs. Armstrong

as Jamal at 4 Years

as Stripper No. 1

as Stripper No. 2

as Dancer No. 2

as Girl

as Vanilla

as Joe

as Guy/Cop Party

as Morehouse Guy

as Guy

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
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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
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Full Review… | April 8, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Players Club

½

had some funny moments, but bot great by any means

sanjurosamurai
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.

Fascade518
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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