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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Joe Eszterhas (written by)
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Release Date:
22 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sex, seduction and betrayal. See more »
Plot:
A young drifter, named Nomi, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
9 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Berkley ... Nomi Malone

Kyle MacLachlan ... Zack Carey

Gina Gershon ... Cristal Connors

Glenn Plummer ... James Smith

Robert Davi ... Al Torres

Alan Rachins ... Tony Moss

Gina Ravera ... Molly Abrams

Lin Tucci ... Henrietta 'Mama' Bazoom

Greg Travis ... Phil Newkirk

Al Ruscio ... Mr. Karlman

Patrick Bristow ... Marty Jacobsen

William Shockley ... Andrew Carver
Michelle Johnston ... Gay Carpenter

Dewey Weber ... Jeff

Rena Riffel ... Penny / Hope

Melissa Williams ... Julie

Ungela Brockman ... Annie
Melinda Songer ... Nicky

Lance Davis ... Bell Captain

Jack McGee ... Jack, Stagehand
Jim Ishida ... Mr. Okida

Bobbie Phillips ... Dee
Danté McCarthy ... Carmi (as Dante McCarthy)
Caroline Key Johnson ... Nadia
Joan Foley ... Jail Matron
Terry Beeman ... Felix

Kevin Alexander Stea ... Daryl (as Kevin Stea)
Lisa Boyle ... Sonny

Alexander Folk ... Booking Sergeant

Matt Battaglia ... Andrew Carver's Bodyguard

Teo ... Andrew Carver's Bodyguard
Melanie Van Betten ... Versace Saleswoman

Alexander Zale ... Doctor
Irene Olga López ... Personnel Woman (as Irene Olga Lopez)

Julie Pop ... Nurse
Pamela Anderson ... Party Singer
Jacob Witkin ... Caesar
Jana Walker ... Secretary
Christina Robinette ... Receptionist

Jim Wise ... Loudmouth at Cheetah
Michael Shure ... Drunk at Cheetah

Geoff Callan ... Drunk at Cheetah
Rick Marotta ... Long-Haired Drunk
Paul Bates ... Bouncer at Cheetah

Michael Cooke ... Casino Lecher
Jean Barrett ... Change Girl

Gary Devaney ... Texan at Spago
Gene Ellison-Jones ... Texan at Spago
Fernando Celis ... Hector
Bob Dunn ... Chimp Trainer (as Robert Dunn)
Ashley Nation ... Julie's Daughter
Cory Melander ... Julie's Son
Sean Breen ... Reporter
Elizabeth Kennedy ... Photographer
Katherine Manning ... Reporter
Warren Reno ... Crave Club Bouncer

Ken Enomoto ... Cheetah Customer
Y. Hero Abe ... Cheetah Customer
Rodney Ueno ... Cheetah Customer
Kathleen McTeague ... Al Torres' Girl
Kristen Knittle ... Al Torres' Girl
Sage Peart ... Paramedic
Michael Washington ... Crave Club Heckler

Sebastian La Cause ... Sal
Debbie Ables ... Goddess Dancer (as Debra Ables)

Lindsley Allen ... Dancer

Bryan Anthony ... Goddess Dancer

Christopher D. Childers ... Goddess Dancer (as Christopher Childers)

Tyce Diorio ... Goddess Dancer (as Keith Diorio)
Eric L. Ellis ... Goddess Dancer (as Eric Ellis)

Carrie Ann Inaba ... Goddess Dancer
Deena Grassia ... Goddess Dancer
John Jacquet Jr. ... Goddess Dancer (as John Jacquet)
Laurie Kanyok ... Goddess Dancer
Caitlin McLean ... Goddess Dancer
Suzi McDonald ... Goddess Dancer
Lisa Ratzin ... Goddess Dancer
Salvatore Vassallo ... Goddess Dancer (as Sal Vassallo)
Kim Wolfe ... Goddess Dancer
Jamy Woodbury ... Goddess Dancer
Jason Yribar ... Goddess Dancer
Judette Warren ... Goddess Dancer
Lonetta Pugh ... Baby Fat Dancer
María Díaz ... Yoga Dancer
Madison Clark ... Classes Dancer
Bethany Chesser ... Finalist Dancer
Kelly St. Romaine ... Melon Dancer

Danielle Burgio ... Ear and Nose Dancer

Micki Duran ... Dancer
Michelle Elkin ... Other Audition Dancer
Neisha Folkes-LeMelle ... Other Audition Dancer
Andrea Moen ... Other Audition Dancer

Nancy O'Meara ... Other Audition Dancer

Sandra Plazinic ... Other Audition Dancer
Laurie Sposit ... Other Audition Dancer
Tonya Tovias ... Other Audition Dancer

Michelle Zeitlin ... Other Audition Dancer
Chris Tedesco ... Jazz Combo
Larry Washington ... Jazz Combo
Patrick Seymour ... Jazz Combo
Robb Vallier ... Jazz Combo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buggsy Pearce ... Andrew Carver (singing voice)
Richard Atchley ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Anthony Backman ... Cheetah Customer / Club Dancer (uncredited)

Trevor Coppola ... Dancer (uncredited)
Anne Gaybis ... Cheetah Dancer (uncredited)
Amber Herrel ... Cheetah Dancer (uncredited)

Joe Everett Michaels ... Goddess Dancer (uncredited)

Timothy Scott Ralston ... Penny's Friend (uncredited)

Eric Ritter ... Car Driver / Fighter (uncredited)
Richard Roraback ... Clubgoer (uncredited)
Andreanna Veith ... Goddess Dancer (uncredited)

Lenny Wilson ... Lenny the Meatcarver (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Verhoeven (also as Jan Jansen: edited television version)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Eszterhas (written by)

Produced by
Lynn Ehrensperger .... associate producer
Charles Evans .... producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
Alan Marshall .... producer
Ben Myron .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
David A. Stewart 
 
Cinematography by
Jost Vacano 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Goldblatt 
Mark Helfrich 
 
Casting by
Elaine J. Huzzar  (as Elaine Huzzar)
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Allan Cameron 
 
Art Direction by
William F. O'Brien 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Aull .... additional makeup artist
John Blake .... additional makeup artist
Diane Cummings .... body makeup artist
Laura De'Atley .... body makeup artist
David Forrest .... makeup artist (as David Craig Forrest)
Marie-Ange Ripka .... hair stylist
Lyssa Wittlin Baumert .... additional makeup artist (as Lyssa Wittlin)
Julie M. Woods .... additional hair stylist (as Julie Woods)
Julie M. Woods .... manicurist (as Julie Woods)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Thomas E. Surprenant .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Latham Brown .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Lauritsen .... additional second second assistant director
Jamie Marshall .... second second assistant director
Maggie Murphy .... second assistant director
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director (as Ellen Schwartz)
 
Art Department
Jennifer Dawson .... first assistant props
Lou Economides .... labor foreman
Dick Girod .... paint foreman (as Richard L. Girod)
Robert C. Goldstein .... set designer (as Robert Goldstein)
Dwayne Grady .... assistant props
Sean Haworth .... model maker
Karen Higgins .... general foreman (as Karen D. Higgins)
Scott Kennedy .... set dresser
Anthony Klaiman .... leadman
Gary A. Lee .... assistant art director
John Leimanis .... assistant art director
Gregory Lynch Jr. .... carpenter
Sean R. MacCaul .... labor foreman
Sean R. MacCaul .... toolman
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Randy Martens .... key greensman
Stacey S. McIntosh .... construction coordinator (as Stacey McIntosh)
Laura M. O'Brien .... art department coordinator (as Laura O'Brien)
James F. Orendorff .... construction foreman (as James S. Orendorff)
Sandra Renfroe .... set dresser (as Sandra J. Renfroe)
Mike Rutgard .... set dresser (as Michael S. Rutgard)
Jerry Sargent .... construction foreman (as Jerry L. Sargent)
John Schacht .... leadman (as John A. Schacht)
Rob Stevens .... construction accountant
James E. Tocci .... assistant art director (as James Tocci)
David Touster .... assistant props
Stan Tropp .... set designer
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Steven Kissick .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Jason Vanover .... on-set greensman (uncredited)
Lyndell Wolff .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... adr editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising dialogue editor
Dean Beville .... sound effects editor
Joseph A. Brennan .... sound engineer (as Joe Brennan)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Mike Chock .... foley editor
James Christopher .... sound effects editor
Susan Dudeck .... supervising adr editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects recordist
Judee Flick .... supervising foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects supervisor
Bryan Fowler .... sound re-recordist
Joseph Geisinger .... production sound mixer
Don Givens .... foley recordist (as Donald Givens)
Aaron Glascock .... assistant dialogue editor
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dana Gustafson .... sound effects assistant
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound effects editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
David Jobe .... foley mixer
R.J. Kizer .... sound effects editor
Elliott Koretz .... sound editor
Eric Lindemann .... foley editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Morianna)
Rudy Pi .... sound re-recordist
Randy Piotroski .... adr recordist
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Nico Salvato .... assistant adr editor (as Monique Salvato)
Curt Schulkey .... adr editor (as Curtis A. Schulkey)
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe)
Charles Ewing Smith .... foley editor
Mark Steinbeck .... second boom operator (as Mark D. Steinbeck)
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Linda Yeaney .... sound effects assistant
 
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects technician
Rodney M. Byrd .... special effects foreman (as Rodney Byrd)
Gary D'Amico .... special effects technician
Burt Dalton .... special effects coordinator
Albert Delgado .... special effects technician (as Alberto Delgado)
Jim Doyle .... special effects technician (as James Doyle)
Chuck Hessey .... special effects technician (as Charles Hessey)
Corey Pritchett .... special effects
Michael Wilmot .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Thad Beier .... digital visual effects: Hammerhead (as Thad Bejer)
Daniel Chuba .... digital visual effects: Hammerhead
Jamie Dixon .... digital visual effects: Hammerhead
Larry Weiss .... digital visual effects: Hammerhead (as Larry Wiess)
 
Stunts
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Shelley S. Boyle .... stunts (as Shelley Boyle)
Greg Brickman .... stunts
Heather Burton .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Gary Combs .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts (as Mark DeAlessandro)
Joe Dunne .... stunts
Lanier Edwards .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts
Kurtis Epper .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunts
Jamie Sue Johnson .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunts
Vinita McClennon .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunts (as Suzanne Rampe)
Ruth A. Redfern .... stunts (as Ruth Redfern)
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Jennifer Watson-Johnston .... stunts
Gene Williams .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunt double: Gina Gershon (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Anderson .... additional camera operator
John Armstrong .... generator operator
Michael Baum .... camera production assistant
Huston Beaumont .... grip
David R. Christensen .... best boy electric
Jim Clark .... set lighting rigging
Murray Close .... still photographer
Jacqui Compton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jacquiline Compton)
Pam Connor .... grip
Frank Dorowsky .... rigging gaffer
Sean Finnegan .... grip
Gavin Gharrity .... camera production assistant (as D. Gavin Gharrity)
Jim Grce .... gaffer
Jeff Gregos .... second electrician: The Obie Company
Anette Haellmigk .... additional camera operator
Anette Haellmigk .... director of photography: second unit
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy grip (as Daniel 'D.J.' Haizlip)
Paul Hazard .... set lighting
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip (as Chunky Huse)
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, steadicam
Gregory Irwin .... additional first assistant camera
Michael Keller .... assistant lighting technician: The Obie Company
Anton Leach .... grip
Bob Leitelt .... rigging best boy (as Robert Leitelt)
Jeffrey S. Lorenz .... additional second assistant camera
Rusty Lowrey .... lighting programmer: Vari*Lite, The Obie Company
Brian Lukas .... set lighting
Charles May II .... video playback operator
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Larry McConkey .... camera operator
Jack E. McLean Jr. .... set lighting (as Jack McLean)
Peter Morse .... performance lighting designer
Ron Newburn .... set lighting rigging best boy
Bill O'Drobinak .... additional camera operator (as William O'Drobinak)
Tom O'Halloran .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Owen .... rigging grip
John Owens .... set lighting (as John L. Owens)
Louis Ramos .... set lighting
Frank Ryan .... grip
Darrell B. Sheldon .... dolly grip (as Darrell Sheldon)
Christian Silver .... grip
Charles Smith .... rigging grip
Nick Storr .... generator operator: The Obie Company
Andrew Taylor .... key rigging grip
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician (as Joseph Terranova)
Rick Uva .... grip
Jeff White .... set lighting rigging (as Jeffrey White)
Susan Zwilling .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jacqueline Brennan Berardi .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian Dzyak .... camera loader (uncredited)
Peter McAdams .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Henry Minski .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ajay Dass .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Mary Jane Fendler .... casting assistant (as Mary Jane Lavacca)
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Talia Jones .... casting assistant
Marilee Lear .... extras casting: Las Vegas
Sally Lear .... extras casting: Lake Tahoe
Randy Sabusawa .... casting associate: New York
Marjorie Noble .... location casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Borman .... costumer
Ann Culotta .... costumer
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator
Cynthia L. Hamilton .... assistant costume designer (as Cynthia Hamilton)
Deborah Hopper .... costume supervisor
Cheryl Scarano .... costumer (as Cheryl Perkins Scarano)
Peggy A. Schnitzer .... costumer (as Peggy Anita Schnitzer)
Gianni Versace .... costume designer: Ms. Berkley's black dress
Timothy A. Wonsik .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Sheri Altman .... apprentice editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
John Bickford .... dailies advisor
Nicolas De Toth .... assistant editor
Teressa Longo .... assistant editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Caroline Ross .... additional editor
Ian Slater .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Chris Ballin .... gospel singer
Liam Bates .... additional orchestrator
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Chris 'Snake' Davis .... musician: saxophone
Terry Disley .... musician: keyboards
Steve Durkee .... music mixer
Kat Evans .... musician: violins
Claudia Fontaine .... gospel singer
Robin Glenn .... music supervisor
Matthias Gohl .... conductor
Matthias Gohl .... music arranger
Matthias Gohl .... orchestrator
Eileen Gregory .... music coordinator: Eligible Music Ltd.
Barbara Grossett .... gospel singer
Roy Hamilton .... gospel singer
Brian L. McCarty .... digital music playback operator
Stephen McLaughlin .... score producer
Chucho Merchán .... musician: bass (as Chucho Merchant)
Olle Romo .... music programmer: 7hz and Phil Shenale
Chris Sharrock .... musician: drums
Alex Silva .... music programmer
David A. Stewart .... musician: guitar
Pete Thomas .... musician: saxophone
Phil Todd .... musician: saxophone
Cleveland Watkiss .... gospel singer
Elizabeth Wendel .... music consultant
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
Nick Wollage .... music engineer
Brian L. McCarty .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Armstrong .... driver
Clay Bartholomew .... driver
Ken Bellanca .... driver
Kenneth G. Bilbee .... driver
Jim Chesney .... transportation coordinator
Frank D. DeFries .... driver
Kirk A. Holland .... driver
John Hood .... driver
John 'J.P.' Pratt .... driver (as John Pratt)
Charles Renfroe .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Mike Anderson .... production assistant: Lake Tahoe
Michael Anthony .... key assistant location manager
Mike Anzalone .... production assistant
Alex Batseri .... production insurance: Near North Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
William Bowling .... location manager
Claire J. Boxer .... production insurance: Near North Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Eamon Buehning .... assistant payroll accountant
Janet Campolito .... assistant production coordinator
Vic Casados .... set production assistant
Jean E. Chapman .... first aid
Nour Dardari .... production accountant
Kathy Edwards .... assistant accountant
Kimberly Edwards .... post-production accountant (as Kimberly Edwards Shapiro)
Hannah Eichler .... assistant: Mr. Stewart
Michelle Elkin .... assistant choreographer
Marc J. Federman .... production insurance: Near North Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
James Ferrera .... production secretary
George Foldi .... projectionist
Petra Frazer .... location production assistant
Robin Glenn .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Jennifer S. Gottlieb .... set production assistant (as Jennifer Gottlieb)
Tommy Harper .... set production assistant (as Thomas Harper)
Sean Hauck .... set production assistant
Kris Hemenway .... production assistant: Lake Tahoe
Daren Hicks .... production coordinator
Robert M. Hirsh .... support: director, State of Nevada, Director of Motion Pictures
Robin Holabird .... supporter: deputy director, State of Nevada
Matt Jones .... telescan operator: The Obie Company
Michael Keeling .... representative: The Obie Company
Benny Kirkham .... vari-lite technician: The Obie Company
Phyllis Levin .... first aid (as Phyllis A. Levin)
Peter Lewis .... production runner
Eric Livengood .... technical advisor: avid
Stacy Lumbrezer .... assistant: Mr. Verhoeven
Sott Lund .... assistant publicist
Patrick Mignano .... assistant location manager
Andrea Moen .... assistant choreographer
Audrey Nash .... production assistant: Lake Tahoe
Steve Newman .... publicist
Christine Nonnenmacher .... accounting assistant
Stephanie P. O'Brien .... set production assistant (as Stephanie O'Brien)
Nancy O'Meara .... assistant choreographer
Tim Olsen .... vari-lite technician: The Obie Company
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer (as Marguerite Pomerhn-Derricks)
Peter Popp .... craft service
Wolfgang Puck .... support
Michelle Reihel .... assistant: Mr. Kassar
Kevin Rovan .... automated lighting technician: The Obie Company
Lisa M. Rowe .... key floor production assistant (as Lisa Rowe)
Chip Sanders .... assistant: Mr. Kassar
Anrold Serane .... intellabeam programmer: The Obie Company
Stuart Shook .... support manager: Avid
Todd Skaggs .... set production assistant (as R. Todd Skaggs)
Kelly A. Snyder .... key assistant production accountant
Kevin Tyler .... crew chief: The Obie Company
Lynn Waddell .... consultant: Las Vegas
Lynn Waddell .... researcher
Marichu Walker .... production liaison
Howard Warren .... projectionist
Greg Wilson .... production assistant
Christine Zavala .... production secretary
Kevin Beard .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alyson Evans .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Jeff Hartford .... automated lighting technician (uncredited)
Paul Kruhm .... location services: EastWest Locations (uncredited)
Kristi Lake .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
Michael Luciano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill McCamey .... unit nurse (uncredited)
Stella Starlight .... utility stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard Danskin .... grateful acknowledgment
Andrew Eccles .... grateful acknowledgment
Wayne Jackson .... thanks: Great Faith Ministries of Detoit (as Pastor Wayne Jackson)
Dorothy Jenkins .... thanks: Great Faith Ministries of Detoit
Wayne Newton .... grateful acknowledgment
Barry Richman .... grateful acknowledgment
Richard Schimmel .... grateful acknowledgment
Joel Swan .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated NC-17 for nudity and erotic sexuality throughout, and for some graphic language and sexual violence
Runtime:
128 min | USA:131 min (NC-17 version)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | India:A | Iran:(Banned) (DVD rating) | Ireland:(Banned) | Ireland:18 (re-release) (cut) | Israel:X (original rating) | Israel:18 (video rating) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:12 (Blu-ray rating) (2010) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) (cut) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:NC-17 | USA:R (cut)
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Trivia:
Charlize Theron auditioned for the role of Nomi Malone.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: After Nomi's friend is raped at the party, she's in the hospital where the doctor reveals that she's had vaginal tearing, then after he leaves Nomi tries to call the police to report it and Zack stops her. But the police should have already been notified by the hospital as is standard procedure with suspected sexual assault victims.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jeff:Hop in, pard!
Nomi Malone:Where are you going?
Jeff:Vegas! Come on! This is your lucky day!
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Soundtrack:
WALK INTO THE WINDSee more »

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108 out of 180 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, 30 December 2002
Author: jrgirones from Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain

This excellent remake of "All about Eve" have been extremely underrated without motives. First of all,I will say it is far more sordid in its depiction of Las Vegas showbusiness backstage than the majority led you to believe.

The principal guarantee is that it is directed by Paul Verhoeven, one of the most interesting and personal filmakers nowadays, with frenzy and nerve and that mixture of sex and violence characteristic of his filmography, so there's no doubt this is one of his most personal works for the screen. His perverse look to human desire, impulses and instincts and the direct way he brings it to he screen are something really unique and make him an "author" rather than a mere director. Talking about "Showgirls", the exciting choreographies and its connection with what is being told reveal his love and knowledge of the musical genre.

In addition, the script by Eszterhas is a malicious retelling of the Cinderella's tale, manipulative, funny, filled with great dialogue and a sense for rhythm than a lot of screenwriters would like to have.

Gina Gershon shines in her role, but I simply can't believe why the critics deceased Elisabeth Berkley when her performance is filled with enthusiasm and energy.

Bear all this in mind, and at least, give it a try! If you know and admire Verhoeven's work, you will sure appreciate "Showgirls" in its just measure.

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