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Body Shots (1999)

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A tale of the mysterious, but necessary, mating ritual between men and women of today and everything they think about sex but are afraid to say.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Burkholder ...
Man in Bar
Liz Coke ...
Girl #2
Girl #3
Rick Hamilton
Edmund Genest ...
Sara's Dad (as Edmond Genest)
Burger Joint Cop (as Adam Gordon)
Detective Richards
Elizabeth Liebel ...
Mrs. Drofsky
Marc Lynn ...
Disco Bartender
Michael Penorisi
Lou Paget ...
Oral Sex Instructor
Jane Bannister


Four hip women get ready for Friday night in LA: they dress, talk about sex, and hit a bar before meeting four men at a rave. The men prepare by talking about sex and drinking. Rick and Jean, two attorneys, have set up the evening, connect at the club, and have a good time. The pairings of Shawn, Trent, Whitney and Emma are more serendipitous. But it's Mike and Sara's night that has serious repercussions: he's an NFL player, loud, swaggering; she's a party animal who drinks a lot early that evening. At 4 AM, she appears at Jean's, disheveled and bruised, saying Mike raped her. Arrested, he says he's innocent, and in flashbacks we see both sides of the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Tonight it's for sex. Tomorrow it's for real. (Unrated VHS Version) See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic sex-related dialogue, language, violence and scenes of alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Jello Shots  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$488,342 (USA) (22 October 1999)


$239,894 (USA) (7 January 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's title was changed from "Jello Shots" to "Body Shots" because of threatened litigation on the part of Kraft Foods (owner of the "Jell-O" trademark). See more »


Michael Penorisi: Things are going to get U-G-L-Y.
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Crazy Credits

Opening quote: "I'll go for a ride on your jelly roll. But I won't give you nothin' from my soul." --Anonymous See more »


References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »


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Written by Mike Figgis
Performed by Mike Figgis
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Better than you'd think.
4 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews


RATING: *** (OUT OF ****)

With decent performances and unconventional storytelling, "Body Shots" is never boring, although it never exactly "defines a decade" either. More stars were in it then I thought there'd be. Tara Reid, Amanda Peet, Jerry O'Connel (who I can hardly take seriously after "Tomcats" and "Joe's Apartment") and Ron Livingston (that's right, the guy from "Office Space") all show up, and the result is a surprisingly involving, though occasionally pretentious, film.

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