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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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Malcolm Moldovsky
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Angela Grant
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Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
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Lorelei
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Storyline

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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A comedy in the last place you expect to find one. See more »


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

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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JPY 102,419,500 (Japan) (15 November 1996)
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Trivia

In the original trailer for the film, we see a low angle shot of Ving Rhames and Pandora Peaks. That shot did not appear in the film because it took place during the original climax of the film. That climax was re-shot after being shown to a preview audience. Orginally, the final sequence took place in a sugar cane field. After preview audiences were uncomfortable with the scene, it was rewritten and re-shot in the sugar shack. We still see the final shots of the original sequence that shows a character being taken away in handcuffs. See more »

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Erin's Volvo is not parked in front of her sister-in-law's trailer when she sneaks in to get her daughter, but is there when they exit. See more »

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[at the boat, Darrell peeps at Erin dancing for congressman Dilbeck]
Darrell Grant: Well, there's a sight to raise the dead. Who's that old freak? Hold on a second. I know who that is. Is that the...? Hey, is that that guy from "Price is Right"?
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./BMG Entertainment
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28 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very misunderstood film. It's not some sleaze erotic thriller but a comedy drama. It can be off putting when you go from joke to a serious part of the story, and there might be a little too much stripping but it's not that bad. The story has murder mystery and and full belly laughs and a few terrific one liners. If it was made by the Coens everyone would call it a masterpiece. You shouldn't watch this film expecting something serious, just go with it and see how much fun you have. Burt Reynolds gives the performance of his career, Ving Rhames as good as ever, and there's Robert Patrick playing a loser so with out morals he steals wheelchairs for a living. Films like this, that are neither one thing or the other, are always uneven. But the director/writer manages to pull it off. It could be better but it could have been a whole lot worse.


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