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 stripper raises money needed to get back the one thing she can't live without...her daughter. 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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$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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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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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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Shad: "Free Willy" back yet?
Video Clerk: Still out.
Shad: People are pigs! Sit on movies like they own 'em!
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Spoofs Showgirls (1995) See more »

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Written by Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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really, a very funny movie
2 August 2003 | by (Columbia MO) – See all my reviews

Hey, come on, guys - where's your sense of humor?? The movie is based on a book by Carl Hiassen, the master of comedy/thrillers set in southern Florida. Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds and especially Ving Rhames bring the characters to life, and then some! Doesn't seem realistic? Have you seen John Sayles' "Sunshine State"? This is how the "other half" lives, believe it or not... And even not, it's a very funny film. Demi deserves a lot of credit for taking on this quite challenging role. She's got a great body, and more power to her!! May the best woman win!! And she does!!!

In addition, Burt Reynolds once again proves that he has a marvelous sense of comedy timing, character creation, and isn't afraid to make a fool of himself. And Ving...., he's just marvelous. For a good time, rent "Striptease". And bring along your friends.


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