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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$12,322,069, 30 June 1996

Gross USA:

$33,109,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,309,743
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the film's cast members had worked with Demi Moore's husband Bruce Willis before. Ving Rhames, who plays the bouncer Shad and also one of Erin's friends, previously starred in Pulp Fiction with Willis. Willis played Butch Coolidge, while Rhames played crime boss Marsellues Wallace. Robert Patrick, who plays Darrell Grant, appeared in Die Hard 2 with Willis; Patrick played O'Riley, one of the terrorists of Colonel Stuart's mercenaries, and Willis played John McClane, the protagonist of the series, who kills O'Riley. See more »

Goofs

When the bachelor slurps his beer while Erin is dancing where he slurps from in the glass doesn't correspond with the amount remaining in his glass. See more »

Quotes

Erb Crandal: David...
[sees Dilbeck's attire]
Erb Crandal: Oh, my God! Tell me I'm dreaming. No, no, I cannot believe this! No, no, no, Davey, *no*!
Congressman David Dilbeck: Is this lint fresh?
Erb Crandal: Hot out of the Maytag.
Congressman David Dilbeck: Oh!
[inhales deeply]
Congressman David Dilbeck: You just can't imagine! This is the very essence of that glorious creature!
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Film title logo as end credits are done See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hate Myself For Loving You
Written by Joan Jett and Desmond Child
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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I feel bad for the author.
16 February 1999 | by snafooeySee all my reviews

I read the book first and I can only say that I feel sorry for its author, Carl Hiassen. The book was an extremely funny satire of capitalism, politics, gender roles, etc. and the film was just an excuse for the lead actor to show off her surgically enhanced body. I mentioned the book in a university tutorial for my course on literary satire, and no one would believe me that it was not trash because they could not separate it from the movie which followed it. Too bad - the book is good enough to have warranted a script that stays true to the original story rather than exchange wit and sophistication for extended dance sequences and the lubricatory possibilities of yogurt.


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