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A Night in Heaven (1983)

A married college professor begins a torrid affair with her failing student, who secretly moonlights as a late-night strip-club dancer.

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Faye Hanlon is a prim and practical woman with a NASA engineer husband and a career as a professor at a small Florida college. Among her least favorite students is cocky Rick Monroe who is secretly paying his tuition as male stripper "Ricky the Rocket". When Faye is brought to a sweaty disco full of sweaty housewives, she is shocked to become a front-row witness to - and reluctant participant in - Ricky's explosive performance. Now each kiss has its consequence, every lie will take its toll. And two desperate lovers will pay the ultimate price for a night in "Heaven". Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Will one forbidden night change both their lives forever? See more »

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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$1,835,421, 20 November 1983, Wide Release

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$5,563,663
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This film has a huge gay following - because of the male audiences, because of Christopher Atkins' seductive striptease, and because Atkins (who forgot to wear underwear in the hotel scene with Lesley Ann Warren) wound up being naked in one scene. However, most of the critics as well as the audiences were hostile to this film. See more »

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When Faye and Patsy are talking at the airport, Patsy is holding her magazines with her left arm. When they hug, the magazines jump to her right arm. See more »

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Rick Monroe: You can't take my clothes!
Whitney Hanlon: Why not? I hear you do your best work naked.
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Sugar Don't Bite
Performed by Rita Coolidge
Written by Donna Weiss and Bruce Roberts
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The Body Beautiful!
8 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Here's another movie that gets a bad rep. What happens is every 10 years or so a film comes along tailor made for women (and gay men) and people (most likely straight men) go berserk. They weren't trying to remake Gone With The Wind but were simply trying to please the audience with the assets and charms of that beautiful 1980s underrated heart-throb Christopher Atkins. Forever regulated to "the blonde haired guy in the Brooke Shields movie"(the Blue Lagoon), this was his chance to shine. And he DOES! But of course, men reviewers and maybe some uptight female ones slammed the movie. It is actually entertaining with a good and subdued performance from Lesley Ann Warren not playing her usual "nervous broad" type role here. There is even a featured role by 1970s and 1980s Dance Fever host Deney Terio. The chemistry between Chris and Lesley is incredible and undeniable. Their sex scene is like a taking a peak in real life....was that a tongue he slipped her? Awesome soundtrack featuring the song Heaven by Bryan Adams and an early version of the hit song Obsession, later to be recorded by Animotion. But the real star is of course Christopher. What he is presumed to have lacked in thespian quality he more than makes up for, not only with his gorgeous looks, but also charisma. He never wanted to be Spencer Tracy...he simply wanted to entertain us...and in A Night In Heaven - he DOES! Viva Atkins!


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