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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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Cast

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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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five souls exposed See more »

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$30,181 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Angel takes a picture of the billboard advertising the Blue Iguana with her picture on it, the phone number for the Blue Iguana on the billboard is clearly seen. The number actually belongs to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. See more »

Goofs

Jessie uses her real name as her stage name at the Blue Iguana, something which is forbidden by the managers for safety reasons. This is made clear halfway through the film when Stormy is told off by Dave for having mail sent to her real name Marie Hughes. See more »

Quotes

Jasmine: [about her poetry] It's about the things inside you.
Nico: Things inside *you*.
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Connections

Featured in Strip Notes (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lamb
Written by Roger Neill and Barbara Cohen
Performed by Artemis
Courtesy of Tuneshack
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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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