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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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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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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,300,000, 30 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,109,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,309,743
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1.85 : 1
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Burt Reynolds based his character and performance on real life politicians he had known from his early years through his police chief father in Florida. See more »

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When the python constricts the stripper, Shad has to use a great deal of strength to unwind the animal off her, but the girl is not shoved about. See more »

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Malcolm Moldowsky: This is a major disaster! Major! Unbelievable! Without doubt, the most ludicrous piece of human behavior...
Congressman David Dilbeck: It's never gonna happen again, Malcolm. I've got it under control. See, I just love naked women. It's a character flaw. And God's testing me now...
Malcolm Moldowsky: Oh, will you shut up, you idiot!
Congressman David Dilbeck: You can't talk to me like that. I'm a United States Congressman!
Malcolm Moldowsky: I can't? When you go psycho in a girlie bar six weeks before the election, what should I call you? Winston Freaking Churchill? It was all I could...
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Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
From the film The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Composed by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by The Munchkins
Courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.
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Not Without My G-String!
12 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

The summary line above came from my wife after seeing Andrew Bergman take a really funny book by Carl Hiaasen and turn it into a "Sincere Sally Field Gutsy Mom Works As A Stripper Even Though It Means Shame And Disgust Because It's For Her *Daughter*!!!" movie.

Ving Rhames and Burt Reynolds deliver deft, wonderful performances that are completely sunk by Demi Moore's Jawline Of Grim Determination. The book pointed out that the ones degraded by stripping are actually the men, who turn into drooling, brainless fools, while the women have the control and collect the money. The movie has to add a scene where the daughter sees the mother dancing (oh horrors!) and the mother has to explain her Sordid Living to the Innocent Babe.

Also, in the book, Erin is a top dancer who doesn't have the biggest boobs in the room, but who gets the best tips because she actually knows how to dance. So who do they get to play her? Bebe Neuwirth? Noooo. Demi Moore. All tits and no dancing talent.

Demi Moore was apparently determined to keep this movie from being seen as a comedy. The worst thing to say about this movie is that she succeeded completely.


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