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Writer-director Martin Lawrence billed this comic drama as his own version of the film Fatal Attraction (1987). Lawrence stars as Darnell, a hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't take no for an answer. He works for a nightclub called Chocolate City and aspires to be its owner. He trades VIP privileges at the club for favors from women. Though he is an expert at conning women, he sometimes worries about what his childhood sweetheart Mia (Regina King), who is engaged to marry him, thinks of his adventures. When the classy, elegant Brandi (Lynn Whitfield) steps out of a limousine to enter the club, Darnell feels that he's met his ultimate prize. She rejects his come-ons, which only fuels his appetite. He pursues her, showing up with flowers at her real estate office. He finally wins over Brandi, but she becomes obsessed with him, even taking all four wheels off his sports car to ground him from his rounds. Cutting off his engagement to Mia is not enough to satisfy Brandi, who finally administers Darnell's punishment for his misogyny. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast

Martin Lawrence
as Darnell Wright
Lynn Whitfield
as Brandi Web
Regina King
as Mia
Bobby Brown
as Tee
Della Reese
as Ma Wright
Roger E. Mosley
as Smitty
Malinda Williams
as Erica
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as Reggie
Faizon Love
as Manny
Michael Patrick Bell
as Marvis
Tracy Morgan
as Bartender
Charles Walker
as Officer Evans
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
as Tyrone
Daryl Mitchell
as Earl
Tangie Ambrose
as Nikki
Wendy Raquel Robinson
as Gwen
Greer Bohanon
as Parking Attendant
Michael "Bear" Taliferro
as 1st Club Security
Arkay Stevens
as Officer
Daryl Mitchell
as Earl
Tracy Morgan
as Bartender
Faizon Love
as Manny
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as Reggie
Greer Bohanon
as Parking Attendant
Malinda Williams
as Erica
Michael "Bear" Taliferro
as 1st Club Security
Michael Patrick Bell
as Marvis
Wendy Raquel Robinson
as Gwen
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
as Tyrone
Charles Walker
as Officer Evans
Tangie Ambrose
as Nikki

Crew

Martin Lawrence
Director
Doug McHenry
Producer
George Jackson
Producer
Martin Lawrence
Screenwriter
Kim Bass
Screenwriter
Kenny Buford
Screenwriter
Francis Kenny
Cinematographer
Roger Troutman
Songwriter
Simon Dobbin
Production Designer
David S. Lazan
Art Director
Bill Carraro
Co-producer
David Raynr
Co-producer
Suzanne Broderick
Co-producer
William Carraro
Co-producer
Peaches Davis
Associate Producer
Martin Lawrence
Executive Producer
Tessa Posnansky
Set Designer
Suzan Wexler
Set Designer
Eduardo Castro
Costume Designer
Don Wilkerson
First Assistant Director
Mary Gail Artz
Casting
Barbara Cohen
Casting
Doug McHenry
Second Unit Director
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