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Striptease (1996)

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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Orly
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Angela Grant
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Erb Crandal
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Jerry Killian
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Alan Mordecai
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Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
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Sabrina Hepburn
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Lorelei
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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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It ain't "Showgirls"...then again, it ain't "Snow White" either!. See more »


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

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Striptiz  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$32,800,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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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About 41 minutes in there is a shot of a limo driving by with a visible camera attached to the bottom. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Get Outta My Dreams (Get Into My Car)
Written by Robert John Lange and Billy Ocean
Performed by Billy Ocean
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Why the hating? It was fun!
21 January 2005 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

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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