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Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.

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Jessie
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Nico (as Kristin Bauer)
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Bobby
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Angel
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Dennis
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Stormy
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Sully
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Sacha
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Charlie
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Jo
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Eddie
David Amos ...
Dave
Carolyne Aycaguer ...
Sophie
R.C. Bates ...
Jimmy (as RC Bates)
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Storyline

Angel is a dancer wishing to adopt a child. Stormy is a dancer with a secret with her brother Sully. Jasmine is a poetess who falls in love with Dennis. Jo is a dancer who became pregnant and Jessie is a woman fighting to survive in Hollywood. The link between them is the fact that they dance at Blue Iguana, a strip-club managed by Eddie. Their personal dramas are the theme of this movie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for pervasive sexual content/nudity, language, some drug content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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11 October 2001 (Israel)  »

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$30,181 (USA) (19 October 2001)

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$30,181 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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Trivia

Jasmine (Sandra Oh) comes from Seattle but works in California. 5 years later, Oh plays a character on the long running Grey's Anatomy (2005) who lives in Seattle but comes from California. See more »

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The guitar from the music store is incorrectly stated to be a Gibson Les Paul. See more »

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Angel: I did not inhale.
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References The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994) See more »

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Battle Flag
(Lo Fidelity Allstars Re-Mix)
Written by Steve Fisk & Shawn Smith
Performed by Pigeonhed
Published by Ensign Music Corp. on behalf of itself and Ropes of the Children
Swinging Music (BMI) & Quality First Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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realistic depiction of a slice of life
16 August 2004 | by (Gillett PA USA) – See all my reviews

"Dancing at the Blue Iguana" shows the life of a number of strippers inside and outside of their place of work, a life the more sedate of us normally don't get to see. It appears to be a very realistic portrayal, almost a documentary, which I for one always find fascinating. A few events built in which probably don't happen quite so routinely in normal life, but still believable. I was left by the movie with very mixed emotions: depressed by the whole atmosphere of the club, feeling sorry for the girls, but nevertheless enamored by their beauty. First-class acting and directing - every scene, every move convinced. Recommended for all who have a taste for real life reflected in a movie (instead of fancy nonsense).


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