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Striptease (1996)

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


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

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$32,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The set for the strip club interior was constructed in a ballroom dance studio in a strip mall in Ft. Lauderdale. See more »

Goofs

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: [re: Angela] Why don't you drop her off at our house?
Erin Grant: I can't do that.
Lt. Al Garcia: Why not? I told Donna everything. Your whole situation. She said if you needed a hand she'd love to help.
Erin Grant: She doesn't think I'm something out of "A Current Affair"?
Lt. Al Garcia: Erin, come on, you're a terrific girl. You know that, right? So you made a mistake a lot of terrific girls make, you married a bum. What are you gonna do? You gonna beat yourself up for the rest of your life?
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Referenced in Bloodletting (1997) See more »

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Gimme Some Lovin'
Written by Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis
Performed by The Spencer Davis Group
Courtesy of EMI Records and Island Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with EMI Capitol Music Special Markets and PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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28 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very misunderstood film. It's not some sleaze erotic thriller but a comedy drama. It can be off putting when you go from joke to a serious part of the story, and there might be a little too much stripping but it's not that bad. The story has murder mystery and and full belly laughs and a few terrific one liners. If it was made by the Coens everyone would call it a masterpiece. You shouldn't watch this film expecting something serious, just go with it and see how much fun you have. Burt Reynolds gives the performance of his career, Ving Rhames as good as ever, and there's Robert Patrick playing a loser so with out morals he steals wheelchairs for a living. Films like this, that are neither one thing or the other, are always uneven. But the director/writer manages to pull it off. It could be better but it could have been a whole lot worse.


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