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Dancing at the Blue Iguana ()


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A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.

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Cast

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Jessie
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Nico (as Kristin Bauer)
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Bobby
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Angel
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Dennis
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Stormy
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Sully
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Sacha
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Jasmine
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Charlie
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Jo
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Eddie
David Amos ...
Dave
Carolyne Aycaguer ...
Sophie
R.C. Bates ...
Jimmy (as RC Bates)
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Jorge
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Christina
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Angel's Regular
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Drug Buyer
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Officer Pete Foster
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Yolanda
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Jerry
Ruthanna Hopper ...
Desiree
Stephen Hornyak ...
Trucker
Kevin Hunt ...
DJ
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Sarah
Joel Hurt Jones ...
Customer
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Gordon (as Jason Kravitz)
Michael Loprete ...
Stormy's Regular
Ellyn Maybe ...
Fiona
Tenya Neilsen ...
Castle
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Talking Man
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Female Customer
Shannon Ransom ...
Bartender
Vincent Riotta ...
Customer (as Vincent Ricotta)
Harper Roisman ...
Harry Goldberg
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Assistant
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Rough Looking Guy
Thomas Shelorke ...
Jo's Turned On Customer
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Clerk
John Thomas ...
Poetry Man
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Brooke (uncredited)
Gino Dentie ...
Celebrity (uncredited)
Corey Lubak ...
Strip club patron (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ...
Goth Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Radford

Written by

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Michael Radford ... (screenplay) and
David Linter ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ram Bergman ... producer
Graham Broadbent ... producer
Willi Bär ... executive producer (as Willi Baer)
Samuel Hadida ... executive producer
Damian Jones ... producer
Sheila Kelley ... producer
Dana Lustig ... producer
David Pomier ... line producer (as Dave Pomier)
Leslie Jean Porter ... executive producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh ... producer (as Etchie Stroh)

Music by

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Tal Bergman
Renato Neto

Cinematography by

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Ericson Core

Film Editing by

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Roberto Perpignani

Editorial Department

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Deborah Bauman ... additional assistant editor
Kenny Becker ... color timer
Christine Campbell ... first assistant editor
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Jonathan Haren ... assistant editor: avid (as Jonathan Haven)
Alain Jakubowicz ... additional editor
Marc Jakubowicz ... additional assistant editor
Jason Modica ... lead quality assurance
Mike Murphy ... additional assistant editor
Joëlle Taar ... additional assistant editor (as Joelle Taar)
Rick Weis ... additional assistant editor
George Carlston ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Owens Hill
Sharon Howard-Field

Production Design by

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Martina Buckley

Art Direction by

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Trevor Murray

Set Decoration by

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Chris Tunney

Costume Design by

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Louise Frogley

Makeup Department

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Farah Bunch ... body makeup artist
Donna M. Casias ... hair assistant
Tyler Ely ... hair assistant
Ketty Gonzalez ... department head hair
Ketty ... hair department head
Julie Kristy ... makeup assistant
Rita Pertile ... tattoo artist (as Rita Pertile Hengst)
Richard Rodier ... key makeup artist
Suzanne Rodier ... makeup department head
Solina Tabrizi ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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David Pomier ... unit production manager
Michael Toji ... post-production supervisor (as Michel M. Toji)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christina Collins ... second second assistant director
Charles Dowell ... additional second second assistant director (as Charles E. Dowell II)
Carolyn Sara Fine ... second assistant director
Melissa Cummins Lorenz ... additional second assistant director
Chad Rosen ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ryan J. Beyer ... key on-set dresser (as Ryan Beyer)
Tony Chavez ... propmaker
James Clausman ... propmaker (as James P. Clausman)
Tim Craley ... set dresser
Robert E. Denne ... scenic artist (as Robert Dante' Denne)
Colleen Devine ... propmaker
Eric DeYoung ... propmaker
Shiuvaun Egan ... scenic artist
Charles Elliot Jr. ... propmaker
Eduardo H. Esparza ... propmaker
Sandra Fisher ... painter: original artwork
Mitchell J. Glaser ... set dresser
Guy Herman ... propmaker (as Guy A. Herman)
Robbin Huntingdale ... scenic artist
James Jewett ... propmaker
Randy Leifer ... scenic artist
Shirley Lerche ... scenic artist
Stacie B. London ... property assistant
Joseph V. Marpel ... key set dresser
Mike McMillan ... propmaker
Steven Miller ... set dresser
John Mott ... property master
Gary Perriseau ... propmaker (as Gary L. Perriseau)
Biagio Puccia ... scenic artist
Rik Sciacca ... propmaker
Rodney Sheriff ... carpenter
Jason Silber ... carpenter
Glenn Springfield ... construction foreman
Wayne Springfield ... construction coordinator
Casey Van Horn ... propmaker
John Von Thadens ... set dresser
Roy Westhoff ... propmaker
Paul Zemanek ... leadman
Philip Keller ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
John Mott ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Bryan Rogers ... on-set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Bailey ... foley artist
Bruce Barris ... sound editor
Gary Blufer ... digital layback
Neil Brody ... re-recording mixer
Daniel R. Chavez ... executive sound producer
Casey J. Crabtree ... foley artist (as Casey Crabtree)
Chris Drury ... playback
Fred Drury ... second boom operator (as Frederick Drury)
Shawn Egan ... assistant sound editor (as Shawn W. Egan)
John Michael Fanaris ... sound effects coordinator
Bob Fisher ... boom operator
Jeff Heyveld ... foley mixer (as Jeffery Heyveld)
Victor Iorillo ... supervising foley editor
Lance Laurienzo ... sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy ... re-recording mixer (as Dan Leahy)
Coleman Metts ... production sound mixer
Anthony Milch ... sound editor (as Anthony R. Milch)
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
James L. Pearson ... sound editor
Kim Secrist ... sound editor
Becky Sullivan ... supervising adr editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. ... sound editor
Bernard Weiser ... sound editor
Gerald B. Wolfe ... second boom operator (as Jerry Wolfe)
Richard E. Yawn ... supervising sound editor
Richard Partlow ... foley artist (uncredited)
Peter Rand ... audio playback (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Dusendschon ... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited) / in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Barrett ... stunt coordinator (as David M. Barrett)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Allison ... electrician
David F. Behn ... best boy / grip
Al Bruce ... grip
Michael Caparelli ... first assistant camera
Greg Faysash ... second assistant camera
Bill Gilleran ... best boy (as Billy Gilleran) / grip (as Billy Gilleran)
Peter Goldman ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nicola Goode ... still photographer
Lyle Heffner ... grip
Cindy Kelleher ... still photographer
Darin Moran ... camera operator
Nina Moskol ... grip
Andrew Parke ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Andrew B. Parke)
Linda Perry ... best boy grip / key grip
Peter Pilafian ... camera operator: "b" camera
Andrew Potter ... grip
Kevin C. Potter ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Carlos Quintero ... best boy electric
Conrad Sigurdson ... dimmer board operator (as Konrad Sigurdsson)
Georgia Tays ... electrician
Ray Thomas ... electrician
James Andrew Turpin ... grip (as Andy Turpin)
Mark Volpe ... grip
Michael J. Walker ... camera operator: "b" camera
Hilton A. Ward III ... electrician
Dan Zarlengo ... gaffer
Vince Zarlengo ... key grip (as Vincent Zarlengo)

Casting Department

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Raquel Osborne ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marcy Craig ... set costumer
Ernesto Martinez ... costume supervisor
Charlene McCabe ... set costumer (as Charlene A. McCabe)
Lily Scott ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jeremy Alter ... location manager
William Jorgenson ... key assistant location manager
Darin Mercado ... assistant location manager
Anton Pardoe ... assistant location manager (as Anton Pantocrator Pardoe)
Jenna Kaye Thornsberry ... assistant location manager (as Jenna 'Jordan' Kaye)

Music Department

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Tal Bergman ... musician: drums
Kat Dyson ... musician: guitar
David Franco ... additional music supervisor
Gary Mick ... musician: saxophone
Renato Neto ... musician: keyboards
Alexandra Patsavas ... music supervisor
Jeffrey Potokar ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Angie Rubin ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ben Barsky ... transportation co-captain
Collin Butrum ... transportation
Billy Cardenas ... driver
John De Troia ... driver (as John V. Detroia)
Paul Feddersen ... transportation coordinator
Troy Gould ... driver
Dick Johnson ... driver (as Richard D. Johnson)
Jozsef Kovacs ... driver
Larry Levine ... driver
Michael Locke ... transportation coordinator
Rick Locke ... transportation co-captain
Hugo R. Ocana ... driver (as Hugo Ocana)
Benjamin Rivera ... driver
Steve Shoemaker ... driver
Wade Wells ... driver
Manuel Ruiz ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Howard Behar ... production lender (as Howard D. Behar)
Christopher J. Bobal ... production office assistant
Katie Bullock-Webster ... post production assistant
Elaine Chin ... production executive: Dragon Pictures
Gilles de Baillenx ... assistant: Mr. Radford
Harry Fitzpatrick ... set production assistant
Katie Goodson ... assistant: Graham Broadbent
Bryce Gubler ... set production assistant
Pablo C. Herrera ... chef assistant (as Pablo Herrera)
Jeffrey Hollingsworth ... publicist (as Jeff Hollingsworth)
Rita Hollingsworth ... publicist
William J. Immerman ... legal services
Raymond Izaac ... assistant: Mr. Bergman / assistant: Ms. Lustig
Kevin Keithley ... production office assistant
Rebecca Knowlton ... production accountant (as Rebecca S. Knowlton)
Clark Mansfield ... police
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Jan McWilliams ... script supervisor
Tenya Neilsen ... dance consultant (as Tenya 'Castle' Neilsen)
Bruce Nicholls ... chef
Stanley Ottenstein ... playback research assistant (as Stanley Otenstein)
Heidi S. Pavey ... production coordinator (as Heidi Pavey)
Linda L. Rebman ... assistant accountant
Adrian F. Roscher ... production lender
Gloria D. Ruiz ... legal services
Jolene M. Saloff ... craft service
Vivian Shu ... set production assistant (as Vivian F. Shu)
Dominique Sire ... character development coach
Linda Stelling ... set medic
Katrina Stevenson ... assistant: Damian Jones
Art Stribley ... production financing provider: The Lewis Horwitz Organization (as Arthur F. Stribley)
George D. Thomas ... production office assistant
Jeff Valeri ... assistant production coordinator
Max Vega ... production financing provider: The Lewis Horwitz Organization
Chuck Wampler ... police
Dana Wisher ... set production assistant
Carrie Brody ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Astrid ... thanks
David Blaikley ... special thanks
Bobby ... thanks: Cheetah's
Elliot Cohen ... special thanks
Brandon Conner ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
David ... thanks: Bare Elegance
Gino Deinte ... thanks
Gino Dentie ... very special thanks
Mark Devereux ... special thanks
Devon ... thanks: Cheetah's
Michael Donaldson ... the producers would like to thank
Shimon Dotan ... special thanks
Christie Fermin ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment (as Christine Fermin)
Jeff Franks ... the producers would like to thank
Michael Stewart Grant ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment (as Michael Grant)
Gregory ... thanks: Spice Lady
R.B. Hitaj ... the producers would like to thank
Michael Kasher ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Greg Majerus ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Alex McDowell ... special thanks
Luz Moretti ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Chi Nguyen ... thanks
Robbie Robertson ... special thanks
Skull ... thanks: Crazy Girl's
David A. Stewart ... special thanks (as Dave Stewart)
Yael Stroh ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Symone ... thanks: Crazy Girl's
Jack Tiano ... special thanks (as Jack S. Tiano)
Tiffany ... thanks: Bare Elegance
Dana Williams ... thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Yuri ... thanks: Spice Lady

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Angel is a dancer wishing to adopt a child. Stormy is a dancer with a secret with her brother Sully. Jasmine is a poetess who falls in love with Dennis. Jo is a dancer who became pregnant and Jessie is a woman fighting to survive in Hollywood. The link between them is the fact that they dance at Blue Iguana, a strip-club managed by Eddie. Their personal dramas are the theme of this movie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines five souls exposed See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blue Iguana (Spain)
  • Historias de la noche (Argentina)
  • Zatanczyc w Blekitnej Iguanie (Poland)
  • Танцы в 'Голубой Игуане' (Russia)
  • Nuit chaude (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $30,181, 21 Oct 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia Despite only appearing in two scenes, Kristin Bauer made her own outfit for her strip routine and visited porn stars who gig at strip clubs. She even had training on how to use a whip. See more »
Goofs Jo frequently takes long swigs from her whiskey container, yet never swallows any drink and speaks immediately after taking the container away from her mouth. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Strip Notes (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Arms of a Stranger See more »
Quotes Jo: You think you'r the only person with reproductive organs. I'm gonna have this fucking baby. I'm gonna have this baby and my baby is gonna sell drugs to your baby on the playground. Do you know that. You fucking bitch.
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