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Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 17 September 2013 (USA)
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Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the... See full summary »


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Rena Riffel





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rena Riffel ... Penny Slot / Helga
Glenn Plummer ... James 'Jimmy' Smith
Greg Travis ... Phil
Dewey Weber ... Jeffrey
Peter Stickles ... Godhardt Brandt
Shelley Michelle ... Katya Vardiova
Ford Austin ... Mr. Von Brausen
Paula Labaredas ... Maria Strauss (as Paula LaBaredas)
Hoyt Richards ... Det. John Clayburn
Blanca Blanco ... Mrs. Von Brausen
Ryan Grassmeyer Ryan Grassmeyer ... Stardust Show Director
Marc Wasserman ... Daryl Smith - Hollywood Producer
Brian Nolan ... Sassy Choreographer
Elissa Dowling ... Ultra Vixen
Dylan Vox ... Rocco


Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but instead finds danger in a town more wicked than Sin City. Romance then leads her down a path towards her dream of stardom, fame, and fortune. But danger lurks at every twist and turn while Penny Slot becomes lured by a dangerous love triangle full of temptation and seduction. Penny's longtime fiancé/boyfriend, James "Jimmy" Smith ('Glenn Plummer') warns her that she needs formal technique training if she wants to be taken seriously as a real dancer, so Penny heeds his advice and sets out to take ballet classes and practices her pique turns. But, she must pay the price. And there is a price to pay for success, sacrifices to be made at every imaginable level, and it all comes down to... How bad do you want it? Written by Film Company

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

17 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Showgirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is simultaneously a sequel and a parody of Showgirls (1995). Rena Riffel, Glenn Plummer, Greg Travis and Dewey Weber reprise their roles. See more »


James 'Jimmy' Smith: You're not dumb, you just play dumb.
Penny: Like a possum?
James 'Jimmy' Smith: No, a possum plays dead, not dumb.
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Crazy Credits

Warning: This movie contains a pool scene. (On DVD box.) See more »


Spun-off from Showgirls (1995) See more »

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A hilarious disaster
1 January 2019 | by casablancavicSee all my reviews

Obviously this was not written to win any awards - and makes the not so good version of the original movie seem like award winning material.

Missing Gina Gershon and Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle McLaughlin, this still features a cast from the first one and a cast of unknowns.

Horribly written, dreadfully performed, atrociously edited, directed by somebody who is going blind and given a musical score by an equally near deaf person, this little disaster is a laugh to sit through - be sure to watch for the cleverly crafted editing, choreographed dance and fight scenes, effects and of course the stylized lighting and cinematic camera work.

This is an ideal movie to show to film students on how NOT to do a movie.

With the performances who are classically trained by a cement block and the dialogue and action scenes written for a tree stump, this movie kept me entertained due to it's sheer silliness and totally devoid story.

So bad - it's bad, so it's good...if that makes any sense.

The amazing Rena Riffel has concocted something so awful that it becomes something so funny, because nobody would seriously consider this to be anything but a joke...and it got her another writer/director/producer/performer credit - and in a town of celebrities, this gives her slightly a leading edge - though her next few en-devours may want to be of significantly better quality and structure in all capacity.

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