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Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

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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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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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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

They say that the guitar they buy from the music store a Gibson Les Paul, but it isn't. See more »

Quotes

Jo: You think you'r the only person with reproductive organs. I'm gonna have this fucking baby. I'm gonna have this baby and my baby is gonna sell drugs to your baby on the playground. Do you know that. You fucking bitch.
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Bittersweet and Melancholic
16 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie is an outstanding example of "method" filmmaking -- in EVERY aspect: not only the actors, but the director, writers (which include the actors), and the crew all worked in this style, playing on instinct, on their gut reactions.

The performances are varied and uniformly excellent. The characters are intriguing and sometimes funny, though mostly sad. The actors all came up with their characters, did a lot of research and improvising, and the director supervised it all and brought it together (rather like a Mike Leigh film). The camera work is fine, as well, along with the sound, which incorporates a lot of overlapping dialog (rather like an Altman film).

Rent the DVD if you can and watch the documentary by Darryl Hannah, and listen to the TWO commentary tracks by some of the actors and by the director. It's all fascinating.


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