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Striptease (1996)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Moldovsky
Angela Grant
Erb Crandal
Jerry Killian
Alan Mordecai
Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
Sabrina Hepburn
Pandora Peaks ...


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 <>

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Striptiz  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Underwent last minute editing when preview audiences laughed at the wrong parts. See more »


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 »


Erb Crandal: David...
[sees Dilbeck's attire]
Erb Crandal: Oh, my God! Tell me I'm dreaming. No, no, I cannot believe this! No, no, no, Davey, *no*!
Congressman David Dilbeck: Is this lint fresh?
Erb Crandal: Hot out of the Maytag.
Congressman David Dilbeck: Oh!
[inhales deeply]
Congressman David Dilbeck: You just can't imagine! This is the very essence of that glorious creature!
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Written and Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Arista Records Inc.
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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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