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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

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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A comedy in the last place you expect to find one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Castle Rock

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Striptease See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,300,000, 30 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,109,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,309,743
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Demi Moore was paid $12.5 million for this film, a record fee for an actress at the time. The film was more popular in overseas theaters than in American theaters. See more »

Goofs

Erin's Volvo is not parked in front of her sister-in-law's trailer when she sneaks in to get her daughter, but is there when they exit. See more »

Quotes

Congressman David Dilbeck: [practicing in front of a mirror] Hello, Erin. My name is Congressman Dilbeck. You are... you're a beauty.
[Erin enters the salon behind him; Dilbeck turns and stares]
Erin Grant: Good evening. I'm Erin Grant.
[Dilbeck nods dumbly]
Erin Grant: [little laugh] And you must be...
Congressman David Dilbeck: [stuttering] Con... Comback Dilbeck. Uh, uh, Con-Congressman, uh, Dildo.
[laughs nervously]
Congressman David Dilbeck: I am... Congressman David Dilbeck. And welcome, welcome.
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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 Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Pussy, Pussy, Pussy
Written by Marvin 'Smokey' Montgomery (as Marvin Montgomery)
Performed by The Light Crust Doughboys
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I feel bad for the author.
16 February 1999 | by snafooeySee all my reviews

I read the book first and I can only say that I feel sorry for its author, Carl Hiassen. The book was an extremely funny satire of capitalism, politics, gender roles, etc. and the film was just an excuse for the lead actor to show off her surgically enhanced body. I mentioned the book in a university tutorial for my course on literary satire, and no one would believe me that it was not trash because they could not separate it from the movie which followed it. Too bad - the book is good enough to have warranted a script that stays true to the original story rather than exchange wit and sophistication for extended dance sequences and the lubricatory possibilities of yogurt.


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