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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 stripper raises money needed to get back the one thing she can't live without...her daughter. See more »


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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)

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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 »

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About 41 minutes in there is a shot of a limo driving by with a visible camera attached to the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Darrell Grant: [seizes Erin from behind and holds a knife to her neck] Evenin', everybody!
Erin Grant: Oh, shoot!
Darrell Grant: Where's my little 'un?
Erin Grant: Where you can't get her.
Darrell Grant: Is that ever the wrong answer. Now you bring her to me right now!
Erin Grant: I am not bringing her to you anywere in this lifetime.
Darrell Grant: Well, then I guess I'll just have to go to that nice old judge and tell him my whore of a wife has abducted...
Erin Grant: Well, guess what, Darell? The judge is dead! So if you want Angela, then you're just going to have to kill me. Go on!
Darrell Grant: Think I'm ...
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Alternate Versions

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

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Written by Sean Hall, Christopher Stewart and Robin Thicke
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Not Without My G-String!
12 June 2000 | by Bilko-3See all my reviews

The summary line above came from my wife after seeing Andrew Bergman take a really funny book by Carl Hiaasen and turn it into a "Sincere Sally Field Gutsy Mom Works As A Stripper Even Though It Means Shame And Disgust Because It's For Her *Daughter*!!!" movie.

Ving Rhames and Burt Reynolds deliver deft, wonderful performances that are completely sunk by Demi Moore's Jawline Of Grim Determination. The book pointed out that the ones degraded by stripping are actually the men, who turn into drooling, brainless fools, while the women have the control and collect the money. The movie has to add a scene where the daughter sees the mother dancing (oh horrors!) and the mother has to explain her Sordid Living to the Innocent Babe.

Also, in the book, Erin is a top dancer who doesn't have the biggest boobs in the room, but who gets the best tips because she actually knows how to dance. So who do they get to play her? Bebe Neuwirth? Noooo. Demi Moore. All tits and no dancing talent.

Demi Moore was apparently determined to keep this movie from being seen as a comedy. The worst thing to say about this movie is that she succeeded completely.


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