Def Jam's How to Be a Player

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How to Be a Player
How to Be a Player (DVD cover).jpg
Produced by Todd R. Baker
Mark Burg
Preston L. Holmes
Russell Simmons
Written by Mark Brown
Demetria Johnson
Starring Bill Bellamy
Natalie Desselle-Reid
Lark Voorhies
Mari Morrow
Pierre Edwards
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Anthony Johnson
Max Julien
Beverly Johnson
Gilbert Gottfried
and Bernie Mac
Music by Darren Floyd
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release dates
  • August 6, 1997 (1997-08-06)
Running time
93 min.
Language English

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 How to Be a Player Soundtrack, released by Def Jam Recordings on August 5, 1997, featured the hit single "Big Bad Mama" by Foxy Brown featuring Dru Hill.

Plot outline[edit]

Drayton "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. 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.[1]



Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
1997 How to Be a Player
  • Released: August 5, 1997
  • Label: Def Jam
7 2
  • US: Gold


  1. ^ (n.d).How to be a Player(1997).Yahoo Movies.August 22, 2010. from .

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