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Encyclopedia > Def Jam's How to Be a Player
How to Be a Player
Directed by Lionel C. Martin
Produced by Todd R. Baker
Mark Burg
Preston L. Holmes
Russell Simmons
Written by Mark Brown
Demetria Johnson
Starring Bill Bellamy
Natalie Desselle-Reid
Bernie Mac
Mari Morrow
Lark Voorhies
Music by Darren Floyd
Distributed by PolyGram Video
Release date(s) August 6, 1997
Running time 93 min.
Language English
Budget $12 million
Gross revenue $9 million
IMDb profile

Def Jam's How to Be a Player is a 1997 comedy film, starring Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle and Bernie Mac. The film was directed by Lionel C. Martin, and written by Mark Brown and Demetria Johnson. the film is rated R for crude humor, and sex-related activities, and at the box office it did very poorly, only bringing in $9 million. Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur and record producer. ... Bill Bellamy (born April 7, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Mary Morrow is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Barbidan and British film and television actress, who grew up in Miami, Florida and uses her ghetto American accent and shot to fame and made her television debut appearance in 1992 as Wendy Mallow on the popular television program, Baywatch, during... Lark Voorhies (born March 25, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American actress who gained fame playing Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...


Plot Outline

André "Dray" Jackson (Bill Bellamy) is a playboy with only one goal in his life: to have sex with as many women as possible. While he is doing that, he is busy trying to keep these women a secret from his girlfriend, Lisa (Lark Voorhies). But, Dray's sister, Jenny, (Natalie Desselle-Reid) and her friend Katrina (Mari Morrow) strategize to invite all the women Dray has been playing to the same party that he is attending. Dr. André Action Diakité Jackson (or M’Zée Fula-Ngenge, the clan name that he is more commonly referred to as) is a Congolese diamond executive and head of JFPI Corporation, Africas largest holding company. ... Bill Bellamy (born April 7, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Lark Voorhies (born March 25, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American actress who gained fame playing Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. ... Mary Morrow is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Barbidan and British film and television actress, who grew up in Miami, Florida and uses her ghetto American accent and shot to fame and made her television debut appearance in 1992 as Wendy Mallow on the popular television program, Baywatch, during...


Cast

Bill Bellamy (born April 7, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Dr. André Action Diakité Jackson (or M’Zée Fula-Ngenge, the clan name that he is more commonly referred to as) is a Congolese diamond executive and head of JFPI Corporation, Africas largest holding company. ... Lark Voorhies (born March 25, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American actress who gained fame playing Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. ... Mary Morrow is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Barbidan and British film and television actress, who grew up in Miami, Florida and uses her ghetto American accent and shot to fame and made her television debut appearance in 1992 as Wendy Mallow on the popular television program, Baywatch, during... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Jermaine Huggy Hopkins (b. ... Anthony Johnson is an African-American actor who has appeared in films such as Def Jams How to Be a Player,Friday (film), House Party 3, and I Got the Hook Up . ... Beverly Johnson (born 13 October 1952) is a former American supermodel. ... Gilbert Gottfried (born February 28, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American stand-up comedian. ... Elise Neal (born March 14, 1966, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American film and television actress. ... Amber Smith (born March 2, 1972 in Tampa, Florida) is an American actress and fashion model. ...

 
 

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