Two Can Play That Game

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For the single released by Bobby Brown, see Two Can Play That Game (song)

Two Can Play That Game
Two can play that game poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mark Brown
Produced by Doug McHenry
Lana Campbell
Larry Kennar
Mark Brown
Paddy Cullen
Robert N. Fried
Scott Wynne
Written by Mark Brown
Starring Vivica A. Fox
Morris Chestnut
Music by Marcus Miller
Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski
Edited by Earl Watson
Distributed by Screen Gems
Release dates
  • September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $13 million[1]
Box office $22,391,450[1]

Two Can Play That Game is a 2001 romantic comedy film written and directed by Mark Brown. The film stars Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut.


Shante Smith (Vivica A. Fox) is a woman who gives advice on how to keep a man in check. Her ideals are challenged when her man, an attorney, named Keith Fenton (Morris Chestnut), threatens to stray. Smith is a well educated woman who feels that when it comes to men and their tricks, she knows them all. On the other end, Shante’s boyfriend Keith is being led by his friend Tony (Anthony Anderson), who thinks he knows all the tricks that women play. When Shanté's boyfriend, Keith, is caught red-handed stepping out with a co-worker, Shanté institutes her "Ten Day Plan" to get her man in line.[2] The battle soon begins, though at the conclusion of the movie, Shante and Keith get back together.


Box office[edit]

The film opened at #2 at the U.S. Box office raking in $7,720,942 USD in its first opening weekend, behind The Musketeer.[1]


A direct-to-DVD film, titled Three Can Play That Game, was released in February 2008. The sequel was rated 2.5/2.5 stars, although there still was an little inappropriate content. Three Can Play That Game starred Vivica A. Fox as Shante Smith, a famous couple's counsellor. This time around, Fox's character plays a supporting role, as opposed to her starring role in the original. Morris Chestnut or his character doesn't make an appearance, but he was mentioned.


  1. ^ a b c "Two Can Play That Game (2001) – Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ 2001,Plot Summary for Two Can Play That Game. The Internet Movie Database,August 18, 2010,

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