A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Reid Carolin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Dallas
Channing Tatum ... Magic Mike
Olivia Munn ... Joanna
Alex Pettyfer ... Adam
James Martin Kelly ... Sal
Cody Horn ... Brooke
Reid Carolin ... Paul
Avery Bigelow ... Girl in Line (as Avery Camp)
George A. Sack George A. Sack ... George (as George Sack)
Micaela Johnson ... Portia
Denise Vasi ... Ruby
Camryn Grimes ... Birthday Girl
Kate Easton ... Liz
Asher Wallis Asher Wallis ... Obnoxious Bar Guy
Joe Manganiello ... Big Dick Richie
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Storyline

Mike Lane is a thirty-year old living in Tampa, Florida. By day he works as a roofer while at night, as Magic Mike, he is the star attraction of the Kings of Tampa, a group of male strippers. Secretly he wants out in order to further a projected furniture-making business but his credit rating precludes a bank loan for this despite his considerable savings. One night Adam, a teen-aged work-mate of Mike, follows him to the club and, when one of the acts is unable to go on, he is prevailed upon to strip - becoming a huge hit. However success goes to his head and his foolish actions not only threaten to jeopardize his sister Brooke's relationship with Mike but Mike's ambitions as well. Written by don @ minifie-1 correct British English to American Engilish

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Work all day. Work it all night.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Occasionally, if one is looking closely at the stripper's outfits during their routines, you can spot the occasional wardrobe malfunction. This was not intentional but it was ultimately incorporated into the film so as to look more authentic. See more »

Goofs

In the striptease done in July, Big Dick Richie's pants clearly split at the side seam shortly after he takes off his shirt, in future shots, they are no longer split. See more »

Quotes

Mike Martingano: How pregnant did you get that girl's mouth last night?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. logo used at the opening of the film is a modified version of the Saul Bass designed logo from the 1970s. See more »


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Pony
Written by Timbaland, Ginuwine (as Elgin Lumpkin), and Stephen Garrett
Performed by Ginuwine
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's not about the stripping...
2 July 2012 | by gilligan-11See all my reviews

This might come as a shock to some, but this is not really a movie about male strippers. Yes, two of the principal characters are male strippers, but—as Channing Tatum's character (Magic Mike himself) says at a crucial point in the film, "That's what I do—it's not who I am." Amid the bountiful buttcheeks and brawny pecs on display, there is a real story here about ambition, and goals, and loyalty, and commitment, and self-actualization. Yes, I used the term "self-actualization" in a review of "Magic Mike"; I told you you might be shocked.

At any rate, plenty of folks (like the pathetic woman who was sitting behind me in the theater, the one who clapped like a poorly trained seal, guffawed, and cackled any time the least bit of male skin appeared on screen) will go see this movie because of all the hype about the hot male bodies in various states of undress—and they will certainly enjoy the film on that very basic level. But let's be honest here, folks—this is a Stephen Soderbergh film—and Soderbergh does not use sex and titillation gratuitously. The plot is compelling, the film is well written and masterfully directed, and Channing Tatum proves that he is much, much more than a hot body and a pretty face. For his sake, here's hoping that "Magic Mike" can propel him along a career path similar to those of other handsome actors who managed to overcome "Movie Star" looks to prove that they were genuine actors. Like Brad Pitt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic Mike See more »

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,127,170, 1 July 2012

Gross USA:

$113,721,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,739,961
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2.39 : 1
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