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Striptease (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  28 June 1996 (USA)
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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

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Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Rated R for nudity, erotic dancing and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,300,000 (USA) (28 June 1996)

Gross:

JPY 102,419,500 (Japan) (15 November 1996)
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Green Onions
Written by Lewie Steinberg (as Lewis Steinberg), Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones and Steve Cropper (as Steve Croffer)
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (as Booker T and The MG's)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not Without My G-String!
12 June 2000 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

The summary line above came from my wife after seeing Andrew Bergman take a really funny book by Carl Hiaasen and turn it into a "Sincere Sally Field Gutsy Mom Works As A Stripper Even Though It Means Shame And Disgust Because It's For Her *Daughter*!!!" movie.

Ving Rhames and Burt Reynolds deliver deft, wonderful performances that are completely sunk by Demi Moore's Jawline Of Grim Determination. The book pointed out that the ones degraded by stripping are actually the men, who turn into drooling, brainless fools, while the women have the control and collect the money. The movie has to add a scene where the daughter sees the mother dancing (oh horrors!) and the mother has to explain her Sordid Living to the Innocent Babe.

Also, in the book, Erin is a top dancer who doesn't have the biggest boobs in the room, but who gets the best tips because she actually knows how to dance. So who do they get to play her? Bebe Neuwirth? Noooo. Demi Moore. All tits and no dancing talent.

Demi Moore was apparently determined to keep this movie from being seen as a comedy. The worst thing to say about this movie is that she succeeded completely.


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