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Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | | Drama | 22 September 1995 (USA)
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Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

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(as Jan Jansen)

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10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nomi Malone
... Zack Carey
... Cristal Connors
... James Smith
... Al Torres
... Tony Moss
... Molly Abrams
... Henrietta 'Mama' Bazoom
... Phil Newkirk
... Mr. Karlman
... Marty Jacobsen
... Andrew Carver
... Dee
... Jeff
... Penny / Hope
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Storyline

Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. There she meets Molly, a seamstress at the Stardust Hotel and the two quickly become good friends. She gets a job as a lap dancer at the seedy Cheetah Club but after a chance meeting with Cristal Connors, the star of Goddess, the current show at the hotel where Molly works, Nomi manages to secure an audition for a spot on the chorus line.However she soon realises that fame comes with a price as her friendships, her morals and her soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder and eventually becomes the star of the show, stealing Cristal's part. She begins to wonder if all of her work was for nothing and if she can reclaim her life back before it is too late. Written by David Rush

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Sex, seduction and betrayal. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for nudity and erotic sexuality throughout, and for some graphic language and sexual violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coristas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,112,627, 24 September 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,302,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,702,961
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(Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Nomi's mispronunciation of "Versace" as "Versayce" was suggested by Elizabeth Berkley. See more »

Goofs

It is standard practice in Emergency Medical Services to put the patient in a cervical collar (a plastic collar that immobilizes the cervical spine) in any fall, even if there is no initial evidence of neck injury. Yet Cristal does not have a cervical collar when EMS personnel are carting her out on a stretcher after her fall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeff: Hop in, pard!
Nomi Malone: Where are you going?
Jeff: Vegas! Come on! This is your lucky day!
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Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Glamazonian Airways (2015) See more »

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Devil Does Drugs
Written and Performed by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Licensed from Wax Trax Records / Mindway Corporation
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Not as bad as all that
18 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought this film was not bad actually, and saw it as a voyage though bitchy sleazy Las Vegas showlife. Everyone goes on about the wildly exaggerated sex by the leading girl, but might that not be her style as a wannabe Vegas showqueen.

I think compared to a lot of films that come out that deserve a one star rating this doesn't deserve one, I found it watchable and I think there's been a kind of herd effect to say it's trash. It's just *about* trash.

So right on Tarantino for coming out alone in praising it I say.


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