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Christina Loren
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Carey
Nikki Fritz ...
Sandra
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Little
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Frankie
J.R. Kuykendall ...
Buzz
George Tovar ...
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Patric Zimmerman ...
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M.C. McCurdy ...
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Ann-Marie Holman ...
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Richard Hertz ...
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Candi Villalobos ...
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As Zipper's Clown Palace (a strip bar) closes, Neil wanders in and decides to hold the dancers, bartender, and remaining customers hostage. He torments them with little tasks he wants performed, playing on their weaknesses and relying on his gun for intimidation. Eventually the hostages begin formulating plans to thwart his control. Meanwhile, two policemen are observing the outside of the strip joint, realizing that something's wrong and trying to decide if it's worth ruining their buzz to intervene. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Tonight murder takes center stage.

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Shot in fourteen days. See more »

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Carey fires the revolver (with six chambers) 12 times and hits his target 8 of the 12 shots. See more »

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Neil: I'm directing this piece - *you* can direct the Pinter play next semester.
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Followed by Stripteaser II (1997) See more »

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Love Rocket
Written by Dan Golden & Billy Woo
Performed by Billy Woo
Published by Roger & Julie Music (ASCAP)
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Memorable - But Could Have Been SO Much Better..
15 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The late, great Rick Dean carried nearly the full weight of this film, imho. Other than he and Lance('C-C-C-C-Carey') August, the entire cast needed changing. Kinda-pretty Maria Ford's acting was as stilted and amateurish as ever - and She clearly needed cast against a stripper's pole about as much as Mr. T does. Now, I cherish all Women and especially pretty Ones in high heels and lingerie - perhaps even more than most guys - and I was let down to see Her as the lead. I mean, Ms Charlize Theron would have been WAY more fun to watch in a strip club than Ms Maria ever could be - AND they surely could have afforded Ms Charlize easier, back then - of course, in '95, She was only 20. But, nearly any Pinup from back then would have done this movie much better than our Ms Maria was able to.

HOWEVER - I DID enjoy it, I'll NEVER forget it. If you can yawn past Ms Maria's halfhearted performances on both the pole and Her dialogue - as well as tolerate the hokey directing - it's actually a damn cool film.

It's also got several chuckle-moments in it, too - i.e. Rick's clumsy entry into the club - that was worth a few rewinds, right there, hahaha!

-Just focus on Rick's character (he's topping his game, here) and the strippers (other than Ms Maria, hehe) and you'll be fine.

In a nutshell: This is a flawed-but-memorable film; a fun, dark, attention-holding watch.


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