How to Be A Player


1h 34m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A smooth operating, womanizing black man is put to the test by his sister and her best friend when they invite all the ladies in his black book to a pool party. But when he, in his charming way, escapes unscathed, he begins to make the moves on his sister's friend, almost succeeding until the one gi

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinelease, Inc.; Def Jam; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Eastman Kodak; Entertainment Partners; International Film Guarantors; Island Pictures; Mario's Catering; Outlaw Productions; Panavision, Ltd.; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures; Gramercy Pictures; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Video
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

A smooth operating, womanizing black man is put to the test by his sister and her best friend when they invite all the ladies in his black book to a pool party. But when he, in his charming way, escapes unscathed, he begins to make the moves on his sister's friend, almost succeeding until the one girl he really has true feelings for shows up at the door.

Crew

John Adams

Dialogue Editor

Karin Anderson

Assistant (To Lionel C Martin)

Marcella Andre

Music Consultant

Frank Avalos

Driver

Todd R Baker

Producer

Matthew J Barden

Grip

Daniel Beralas

Other

Ross Berryman

Director Of Photography

Brian Biven

Other

Richard Boehm

Assistant Editor

Nesdon Booth

Property Master

Lynn Bopeley

Boom Operator

Hugo Boss

Special Thanks

Danny Brisson

Swing Gang

Jamala Gaither Brown

Set Production Assistant

Mark Brown

Screenwriter

Mark Brown

From Story

Jaki Brown-karman

Casting

Otis Bryant

Driver

Sachiko Bufford

Swing Hair/Makeup

Mark Burg

Producer

Bill Butler

On-Set Dresser

Dana Campbell

Key Set Costumer

Stu Canter

Key Set Production Assistant

Camille Cerullo

Production Accountant

Paul Clay

Sound Effects Editing & Design Sound Supervisor

Ricardo Clement

Grip

Kevin Collins

Location Manager

Mark S Constance

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Monica Cooper

Extras Casting

Nicole Cummings

Script Supervisor

Bruce Curtis

Production Designer

Catherine Cusimano

Production Assistant

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Re-Recording Mixer

Tina Davis

Music Consultant

Robert Depew

Driver

Oliver Eisinger

Transportation Captain

Simone Farber

Key 2nd Assistant Director

Carla Farmer

Hairdresser

Ali Fatemi

Assistant Scenic

Paul Fischer

Grip

Joel Fitzpatrick

Other

Frank Fleming

Other

Darren Floyd

Music

Susan D Fowler

Casting Associate

Jamala Gaither

Set Production Assistant

Sam Gemette

Supervisor

Dan Genetti

Post-Production Supervisor

Manny Gonzalez

Driver

Susan E Gray

Craft Service Assistant

William Green

Grip

Terri Greening

Assistant Production Accountant

Richard Haas

1st Assistant Camera

Scott A Hale

Production Assistant

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Lorraine Hayes

Assistant Production Coordinator

Albert Holliday

Driver

Preston L. Holmes

Producer

Kevin Hudis

Driver

Multimedia Sound Inc

Sound Editorial

Jhane Isaacs

Wardrobe Consultant

Steve Itzkowitz

Production Assistant

Matthew Jackson

Set Production Assistant

Demetria Johnson

Screenwriter

Doc Johnson

Other

Tommy Kaltsas

Swing Gang

Michael William Katz

Gaffer

Claire Kaufman

Set Decorator

Calvin Klein

Special Thanks

Richard Lamphier

Electrician

Vanessa Lapato

Adr Editor

Ron Larsen

Electrician

Stan Lathan

Executive Producer

Ross Levy

Boom Operator

Dave Lifton

Driver

Jenny Lynn

Post-Production Assistant

Jenny Lynn

Post-Production Assistant

Mathew Markey

Sound Mixer

Patricia Matthews

Location Production Assistant

Sean Maytum

Assistant Scenic

Greg Mazzy

Craft Service

Caroline Mclaglen

Payroll Accountant

Mimi Melgaard

Costume Designer

S Marie Michaels

Business/Legal Affairs Assistant

Ken Miller

Assistant Editor

Joanne Milter

Co-Producer

Christian Minkler

Re-Recording Mixer

Robyn M Mitchell

Casting

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Vonda K. Morris

Key Makeup

Carrie Morrow

Co-Producer

Carrie Morrow

Unit Production Manager

Wendy Neel

Art Department Production Assistant

Kimberly Nelson

Swing Hair/Makeup

Robert Newmyer

Executive Producer

Antonio Onate

Driver

Steven Pehl

Best Boy Grip

R Allegra Pena

Assistant (To The Designer)

Tony Peralta

Transportation Coordinator

Rafael Peregrina

Grip

Michael Peritz

Swing Gang

Jacquie Perryman

Senior Vice President Of Polygram Soundtracks

Chauncy Pierce

Storyboard Artist

Stephen M Pietropaolo

Swing Gang

Peter Pilifian

Camera Operator

Frankie Pine

Music Supervisor

Rose Catherine Pinkney

Co-Producer

Michael Pizzuto

Key Grip

Robert "ripp" Powell

Body Double

Robert Primes

Additional Photography

Jeff Raymond

Unit Publicist (The Pogachefsky Company)

Kelly Richardson

Assistant (To Preston Holmes)

Brent Riggs

Electrician

Ismael Ruiz

Best Boy

Marc Rupp

Legal Intern

Deanna Rush

Driver

Lisa A Shapiro

Business/Legal Affairs Executive

Jim Sheldon

Still Photographer

Steve Sheridan

Color Timer

Jeffrey Silver

Executive Producer

Paul A Simmons

Wardrobe Supervisor

Russell Simmons

Producer

Dawn Soler

Executive In Charge Of Music (For Polygram Filmed Entertainment)

Patrick Somerset

Adr Editor

Michael Spitaletto

Other

Nick Stavros

Driver

Brandon Steele

Foley Artist

Gail Steele

Foley Artist

Amber Stevens

Assistant

Barry K Thomas

1st Assistant Director

Dan Thomas

Dialogue Editor

Darcine Thomas

Assistant (To Mark Burg)

Tim Tillman

2nd Assistant Camera

Lee Tinkham

Adr/Foley Mixer

Paul Tinta

Assistant Editor

David Todd

Driver

Kent Tramel

Electrician

Michael Triant

Swing Gang

Nell Uhry

Production Coordinator

Jason Van Veen

Production Assistant

Larry Vigus

Assistant Property Master

Eddie L Watkins

Stunt Coordinator

Samantha Weaver

Publicity Make-Up

Craig Wexler

Medic

William Young

Editor

Vince Zarangio

Dolly Grip

Dean Zine

Special Thanks

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinelease, Inc.; Def Jam; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Eastman Kodak; Entertainment Partners; International Film Guarantors; Island Pictures; Mario's Catering; Outlaw Productions; Panavision, Ltd.; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures; Gramercy Pictures; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Video
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 16, 1997

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1997

Began shooting September 17, 1996.

Completed shooting October 31, 1996.

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1997

Released in United States on Video December 16, 1997