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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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Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
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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 »


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

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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The book that Pierre (Anthony Jones), the limousine driver, is reading at 1:24:55 while waiting for Demi Moore to show up for her second dance on the Senator's boat is Vol. 9 of Mission Earth: "Villainy Victorious", by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. See more »

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After Garcia sees Erin's message on the mirror in the "Big Sugar" yacht he says "That girl is crazy." As he is exiting the bathroom, it is possible to see the reflection of a crewmember in the side mirror. See more »

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Congressman David Dilbeck: Everybody has a bad night, especially if they're under the pressure, like we are, under the public eye of...! Who recognized me?
Malcolm Moldowsky: His name is Jerry Killian. And he's waiting outside.
Congressman David Dilbeck: Now?
Malcolm Moldowsky: Now! We gotta move on this thing before we get eaten alive!
Congressman David Dilbeck: Move on what? I mean, if this is a shakedown, just get Willie to pay him like he always does. Why drag me into it...?
Malcolm Moldowsky: Because... it's not about money.
Congressman David Dilbeck: It's not?
Malcolm Moldowsky: No. He wants you to persuade Judge Fingerhut to reverse a child custody case, of some ...
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Gimme Some Lovin'
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Performed by The Spencer Davis
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By Arrangement with EMI Capitol Music Special Markets and PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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There must be a more painless way to see Demi Moore disrobe...
25 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Shabby comedy-drama from Carl Hiaasen's novel has ex-FBI clerk Demi Moore turning to stripping in order to pay off her legal debts; seems she's in a fight to retrieve her child from her disreputable ex, yet the film doesn't see stripping as disreputable and therefore Moore is the good guy in the plot. Director Andrew Bergman may have helmed this project blindfolded, how else to explain the sketchily-drawn characters, the ridiculous strip-club sequences or a dire sub-plot involving Congressman Burt Reynolds? Solid supporting turns by Armand Assante as a cop and Ving Rhames as a bouncer give the film its only validity. As for Moore, she isn't a bad actress, nor is she a stupid one, but the $12 million she acquired for her non-performance here seems a joke on the audience--and on Hollywood. * from ****


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