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Striptease (1996)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Moldovsky
Angela Grant
Erb Crandal
Jerry Killian
Alan Mordecai
Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
Sabrina Hepburn
Pandora Peaks ...


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 <>

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

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Release Date:

28 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Striptiz  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


JPY 102,419,500 (Japan) (15 November 1996)

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Underwent last minute editing when preview audiences laughed at the wrong parts. See more »


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 »


[about going after Erin without police backup]
Shad: So we're it? A cop and a bouncer?
Lt. Al Garcia: Plus two strippers and a kid. We're in great shape.
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Why the hating? It was fun!
21 January 2005 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

It may not have mirrored the book, but it has its own charm. I haven't read the book, so maybe that's why I can judge the movie on its own merits.

Ving Rhames is terrific-- honestly, has he ever had a clunker of a performance? Demi is luscious (the dance scenes, and the cute scene where she's getting dressed/dancing after a shower), and Burt Reynolds is hilarious. I really loved the congressman character meeting the right wing group slathered in vaseline. "Fresh, hot, lint!" indeed! Give it a whirl... it ain't Citizen Kane, but it ain't Battlefield Earth either.

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