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
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The book that Pierre (Anthony Jones), the limousine driver, is reading at 1:24:55 while waiting for Demi Moore to show up for her second dance on the Senator's boat is Vol. 9 of Mission Earth: "Villainy Victorious", by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. See more »
When Erin looks at a telephone bill she took from Rita's house, it lists a telephone number for Jupiter, FL in the 315 area code. Jupiter was in the 407 area code in 1996 and now is in the 561 code. See more »
[Shad appears besides Erin's car while Darrell is holding her at knifepoint inside it]
Drop the knife! You got 'til three. One...
Suck my dick!
Whip the little fella out. Two...
[brandishes the knife at Shad]
This here's a domestic squabble...!
[Shad seizes his knife hand and wrenches his arm over the window jam, snapping the bone. Darrell screams]
You broke my arm!
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You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson Jr.)
Performed by The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Record Company
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing See more »
It may not have mirrored the book, but it has its own charm. I haven't read the book, so maybe that's why I can judge the movie on its own merits.
Ving Rhames is terrific-- honestly, has he ever had a clunker of a performance? Demi is luscious (the dance scenes, and the cute scene where she's getting dressed/dancing after a shower), and Burt Reynolds is hilarious. I really loved the congressman character meeting the right wing group slathered in vaseline. "Fresh, hot, lint!" indeed! Give it a whirl... it ain't Citizen Kane, but it ain't Battlefield Earth either.
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