The Players ClubApril 8, 1998
A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 4.9/10 (2,435 voted)
Stars: LisaRaye, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder
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.
(as Lisa Raye)
Dick Anthony Williams
(as Judy Ann Elder)
(as A.J. Johnson)
(as Monte Russell)
Jamal @ 4 Years
(as Jossie Harris)
Ursula Y. Houston
Here, we get down and dirty.
Release Date: 8 April 1998
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,421,172
(12 April 1998)
(9 August 1998)
Did You Know?
At one point, there was a scene when Lil Man asked Officer Freeman played by John Amos, "Did you know you look just like the father from Good Times?" Amos did, in fact, play the father in the 1970s sitcom
Dollar Bill's position in the trunk is different between shots.
[while beating up Ronnie]
It's bitches like you who make it harder for women like me.
respectable directorial debut for Cube
Unremarkable but ambitious story from writer-director Ice Cube. A young
woman recalls her emotionally wrenching experiences while working at a
raunchy black strip club. More specifically, she remembers the burden
of dealing with sleazy customers, reprehensible rivals, and wild
parties on the side, all the while doing her best to maintain her
dignity while working to better her life. Intriguing story is
accompanied by a talented cast, powerful moments, and some fine
performances, but too often resorts to familiar plot twists and lame
stereotypes. Not a bad piece of work for first time director Cube, but
would have benefited from more creativity. **