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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 <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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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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Did You Know?


Many references to other Castle Rock Entertainment movies in the video store scene. See more »


About 41 minutes in there is a shot of a limo driving by with a visible camera attached to the bottom. See more »


Congressman David Dilbeck: See, I just love naked women. It's a character flaw.
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References ER (1994) See more »


The Tide Is High
Written by John Holt, Tyrone Evans and Howard Barrett
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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I feel bad for the author.
16 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I read the book first and I can only say that I feel sorry for its author, Carl Hiassen. The book was an extremely funny satire of capitalism, politics, gender roles, etc. and the film was just an excuse for the lead actor to show off her surgically enhanced body. I mentioned the book in a university tutorial for my course on literary satire, and no one would believe me that it was not trash because they could not separate it from the movie which followed it. Too bad - the book is good enough to have warranted a script that stays true to the original story rather than exchange wit and sophistication for extended dance sequences and the lubricatory possibilities of yogurt.

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