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How to Be a Player

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A man who's devoted his life to running around on his woman finally meets his match in this comedy. Dray Jackson (Bill Bellamy) is a ladies' man par excellence, who never lets the fact that he has a girlfriend, Lisa (Lark Voorhies), get in the way of making time with as many other women as possible. As he spends a typical day going from house to house "visiting" a number of beautiful females, Dray fills his friends David (Pierre Edwards), Kilo (Jermaine Hopkins), and Spootie (A.J. Johnson) in on the finer points ...
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Overview

A man who's devoted his life to running around on his woman finally meets his match in this comedy. Dray Jackson (Bill Bellamy) is a ladies' man par excellence, who never lets the fact that he has a girlfriend, Lisa (Lark Voorhies), get in the way of making time with as many other women as possible. As he spends a typical day going from house to house "visiting" a number of beautiful females, Dray fills his friends David (Pierre Edwards), Kilo (Jermaine Hopkins), and Spootie (A.J. Johnson) in on the finer points of the art of having as many ladies as you want without getting caught. Dray's sister Jenny (Natalie Desselle) and her friend Katrina (Mari Morrow) are at once disgusted and morbidly fascinated with Dray's cheerful, chronic infidelity, and since Jenny is studying anthropology, they decide that Dray's lifestyle would be a worthy subject for research. Deciding to see what would happen if Dray was really put to the test (and maybe teach him a lesson in the process), Jenny and Katrina throw a party, and they invite Dray -- and all the women whose telephone numbers appear in his address book. Max Julien, best known for his role as the ultra-smooth pimp in the blaxploitation classic The Mack, appears as Dray's lady-killing Uncle Fred.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Standard and widescreen formats; Dual layered; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered; Film and cast biographies; English closed captioning; English 5.1 channel AC-3; French subtitles; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • UPC: 025192267024
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,456

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Bellamy Drayton Jackson
Natalie Desselle Jenny Jackson
Lark Voorhies Lisa
Mari Morrow Katrina
Pierre Edwards David
Jermaine Hopkins Kilo
A.J. Johnson Spootie
Max Julien Uncle Fred
Beverly Johnson Robin
Gilbert Gottfried Tony the Doorman
Bernie Mac Buster
Stacii Jae Johnson Sherri
Elise Neal Nadine
J. Anthony Brown Uncle Snook
Amber Smith Amber
Devika Parikh Barbara
Bebe Drake Mama Jackson
Gillian Iliana Waters Shante
Technical Credits
Lionel C. Martin Director
Todd Baker Producer
Mark Brown Original Story, Screenwriter
Jaki Brown-Karman Casting
Mark Burg Producer
Bruce Curtis Production Designer
Darren Floyd Score Composer
Preston Holmes Producer
Demetria Johnson Screenwriter
Claire Kaufman Set Decoration/Design
Stan Lathan Executive Producer
Matthew Markey Sound/Sound Designer
Mimi Melgaard Costumes/Costume Designer
Joanna Milter Co-producer
Robyn Mitchell Casting
Carrie Morrow Co-producer
Robert Newmyer Executive Producer
Rose Catherine Pinkney Co-producer
Jeffrey Silver Executive Producer
Russell Simmons Producer
Barry Thomas Asst. Director
William Young Editor
William Young Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Player/Opening Logos [4:54]
2. Main Squeeze [4:48]
3. Player's Dream [8:12]
4. Onion Booty [1:20]
5. Cold Busted [7:35]
6. He Knows Women [6:07]
7. Close Call [5:51]
8. It's Show Time [4:48]
9. Hard Core [6:15]
10. Mama's BBQ [4:48]
11. Uncle Fred [4:16]
12. Prep Work [4:04]
13. Marinating Fish [6:30]
14. Too Many Women... [6:19]
15. Survival of the Fittest [7:49]
16. Always a Player [5:12]
17. Closing Credits [4:30]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapters
   Play
      Widescreen
      Standard
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast and Filmmakers
         Bill Bellamy
         Natalie Desselle
         Bernie Mac
   Language Selection
      English
         Play Movie
            Widescreen
            Standard
      French Subtitles
         Play Movie
            Widescreen
            Standard
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