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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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Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
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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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Budget:

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

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Lt. Al Garcia: [in the morgue] Now here comes that brilliant and charming attorney of yours, Mr. Mordecai. Found him 400 yards offshore. Now show him the rest of his kisser.
Medical Examiner: [uncovers Mordecai's face] Crabs find lawyers a particular delicacy, yeah.
Shad: Looks like lasagna. Cover that shit up.
Lt. Al Garcia: You mind telling me why your name was on his calendar for tomorrow?
Shad: I was involved in a litigation with a yogurt company.
Lt. Al Garcia: Just based on my limited experience, this doesn't look like the sort of thing a yogurt company would ...
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References A Current Affair (1986) See more »

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Little Bird
Written and Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Arista Records Inc.
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Not as bad as they say it is, but still pretty poor...
13 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Striptease

Dire, but strangely fascinating, Demi Moore vehicle about a single mother who turns to a life of stripping in order to gain custody of her daughter. (Robert Patrick is the drug-stealing ex-husband who gains custody of the child.) Ving Rhames is a bodyguard and Burt Reynolds has a nice co-star role as a sleazy political candidate. This movie was extremely bashed when it came out, but it's better than "Showgirls," and sort of watchable. If you don't expect much of a story, then this is for you...be warned, however, that there is a lot of stripteasing in this film.

** / *****


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