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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 »

Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sheila Kelley originally conceived the idea for this film. It was supposed to be a story about incest between her character and the character played by Elias Koteas. Once the other actresses started improvising, it became more of an ensemble piece. See more »

Goofs

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

References The Powerpuff Girls (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

River of Tears
Written by Eric Clapton & Simon Climie
Performed by Eric Clapton
Published by Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) on behalf of E.C. Musci Ltd. (PRS) & published by Universal Polygram Intl. Inc. on behalf of itself & Readyfame Ltd.
by arrangement with warner Special Products
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A film worth seeing for its process even more than its content
17 September 2000 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This film was produced through an improv workshop technique. And, since each actor created their own character and contributed to the plot, the results show. The energy of this film crackles off the screen. Since each actor knows their character's history better than anyone else it is impossible for someone to misplay their role. The feeling from this film is incredible and I strongly recommend everyone to see it if only to encourage more films of this type being made.

The story, it should also be noted, is very good. It's one of the best ensemble pieces I have seen in 2000.


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