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Striptease (1996)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  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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A comedy in the last place you expect to find one. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Michael Jordan:  Appears as himself as a patron in the strip club in the scene where Erin Grant (Demi Moore) meets Lt. Al Garcia (Armand Assante) after one of the dancers says "Michael Jordan is at table 8" in original theatrical. The name in this line was changed and Michael Jordan's name is uncredited. See more »

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After Garcia sees Erin's message on the mirror in the "Big Sugar" yacht he says "That girl is crazy." As he is exiting the bathroom, it is possible to see the reflection of a crewmember in the side mirror. See more »

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Lt. Al Garcia: [about Erin] Dilbeck didn't invite her back?
Shad: She said no.
Lt. Al Garcia: Well, that's good. Because I don't think she should go back there, even with you. And what was with her tonight? She seemed edgy.
Shad: She got her moods, man. Could be that time of the month.
Lt. Al Garcia: So now you're the gynecologist-bouncer, bouncer-gynecologist?
Shad: Hey! I just watch out for the girls.
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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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I'm guilty too....
28 December 2001 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

of overlooking this little gem when it was first released. Probably suffering from Demi-overload at the time or something. However, this is a terrific sleeper. A great combination of humor blended into the dark side of strip clubs with a good dose of real politik. Demi Moore is outstanding as a newcomer to the "Eager Beaver", a raunchy strip club where she does a more than adequate job of raising pulses while

Ving Rhames watches over her as self-appointed guardian(he's great as usual), and Burt Reynolds has never been funnier as a U.S.Congressman that would make Bill Clinton proud! The scene where he covers himself with vaseline to make love to Demi's "essence" is hysterical. This movie has a few low points but overall I give it a solid 9.


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