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Striptease (1996)

 -  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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Malcolm Moldovsky
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Orly
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Angela Grant
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Erb Crandal
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Jerry Killian
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Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
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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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Rated R for nudity, erotic dancing and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

JPY 102,419,500 (Japan) (15 November 1996)
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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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When Erin looks at a telephone bill she took from Rita's house, it lists a telephone number for Jupiter, FL in the 315 area code. Jupiter was in the 407 area code in 1996 and now is in the 561 code. See more »

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[Orly hires Lorelei and her trained python away from the Flesh Farm, only they send the snake's dead body]
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I'm guilty too....
28 December 2001 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

of overlooking this little gem when it was first released. Probably suffering from Demi-overload at the time or something. However, this is a terrific sleeper. A great combination of humor blended into the dark side of strip clubs with a good dose of real politik. Demi Moore is outstanding as a newcomer to the "Eager Beaver", a raunchy strip club where she does a more than adequate job of raising pulses while

Ving Rhames watches over her as self-appointed guardian(he's great as usual), and Burt Reynolds has never been funnier as a U.S.Congressman that would make Bill Clinton proud! The scene where he covers himself with vaseline to make love to Demi's "essence" is hysterical. This movie has a few low points but overall I give it a solid 9.


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