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Striptease (1996)

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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

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Andrew Bergman

Writers:

Carl Hiaasen (book), Andrew Bergman (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Erin Grant
Burt Reynolds ... Congressman David Dilbeck
Armand Assante ... Lt. Al Garcia
Ving Rhames ... Shad
Robert Patrick ... Darrell Grant
Paul Guilfoyle ... Malcolm Moldovsky
Jerry Grayson ... Orly
Rumer Willis ... Angela Grant
Robert Stanton ... Erb Crandal
William Hill ... Jerry Killian
Stuart Pankin ... Alan Mordecai
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
PaSean Wilson ... Sabrina Hepburn
Pandora Peaks ... Urbanna Sprawl
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Lorelei
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Storyline

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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It ain't "Showgirls"...then again, it ain't "Snow White" either!. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, erotic dancing and language | See all certifications »

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This movie is considered Burt Reynolds big comeback movie even though he had appeared in both The Player (1992) and Cop & ½ (1993). This is because of the attention the film got and the type of character he played. Also, his part in The Player (1992) was a cameo as part of an ensemble while Cop & ½ (1993) was essentially a children's film. See more »

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When Erin's daughter is playing games backstage, the close-ups of the games are not the same games she is playing. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Al Garcia: [re: Angela] Why don't you drop her off at our house?
Erin Grant: I can't do that.
Lt. Al Garcia: Why not? I told Donna everything. Your whole situation. She said if you needed a hand she'd love to help.
Erin Grant: She doesn't think I'm something out of "A Current Affair"?
Lt. Al Garcia: Erin, come on, you're a terrific girl. You know that, right? So you made a mistake a lot of terrific girls make, you married a bum. What are you gonna do? You gonna beat yourself up for the rest of your life?
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Alternate Versions

An unrated version contains a few extra nude scenes than the theatrical, R-rated version. See more »

Connections

References It Could Happen to You (1994) See more »

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If I Was Your Girlfriend
Written by Prince (as Prince Nelson)
Performed by Prince
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hiaasen should slap somebody
4 October 2006 | by epic_of_mayhemSee all my reviews

for those of you who don't know (and I'm sure there's a lot of you) Strip Tease was actually a book written by Carl Hiaasen, and a damn good book at that. Brilliant characters, an intriguing storyline, hilarious incidents, sex, violence, the works...

I gave the movie a 5 because Robert Patrick and Burt Reynolds were absolutely hysterical and on-point (I'm sure THEY actually READ the book), but aside from those two gems this movie was a disgrace.

What happened to the plot?!? What happened to like half the story?!? What happened to my self respect?!? Why change the ending?!? The story was enthralling and thoroughly enjoyable when I read the book, the movie (breasts considered) not so much..

There's a gratuitous 3 minute topless dancing scene, followed by 3 minutes of Demi and the little girl crying and being superdramatic. CHOOSE which audience you're marketing this movie towards! Women won't respect a nonsense T&A fest and men don't want to see a bunch of sappy overdramatics when the movie was advertised like a softcore porno flick.

The fact that a BOOK about strippers was exponentially better than the movie.. that's saying something.

  • Anonymous Disgrunted Hiaasen Fan


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Official Sites:

Castle Rock

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,322,069, 30 June 1996

Gross USA:

$33,109,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,309,743
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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