When a Miami mom loses her job as a secretary, her lowlife ex-husband is awarded custody of their young daughter. Taking a job as a stripper to raise enough money for a court appeal, she unwittingly attracts the obsessive and insistent attentions of a crazed, slavering U.S. Congressman. Adapted from the comic novel by Carl Hiaasen. The uncut version contains footage not seen theatrically in North America.
Andrew Bergman - American Screenwriter/Director
Warren Bogle - American Screenwriter/Director
Paul Guilfoyle - American Character Actor
Robert Patrick - American actor, THE TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, FUTURE HUNT
Armand Assante - American actor
Ving Rhames - Actor
Demi Moore - American actress, GHOST, G.I. JANE
Demetria Gene Guynes - American actress, GHOST, G.I. JANE
Burt Reynolds - American actor, director
Although sensible, mild-mannered Erin Grant has a great face and body, she's an unlikely candidate to become a stripper. That all changes when she loses custody of her young daughter to her lowlife ex-husband, and needs some quick cash for an appeal. So she begins working at the Eager Beaver strip club -- and finds her life changed forever. This is because the club attracts a wide array of oddballs, including some of the strippers, a tough bouncer with a frightening get-rich quick scheme, and Senator/sex fiend David Dilbeck, who becomes wildly obsessed with Erin after seeing her perform. Furthermore, Erin becomes involved in a blackmail scheme, a kidnapping, and even underworld types -- who soon want Erin dead. Will Erin survive all of this craziness? And will she regain custody of her beloved child?
Released theatrically in the USA June 28, 1996. Color by Technicolor; in SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). The Special Unrated VHS version (Cat. #84973) and the CLV laserdisc (Cat. #84976LD) both contain footage not seen in theatres. Additional cast: Jerry Grayson (Orly); Rumer Willis (Angela); William Hill (Jerry Killian); Dina Spybey (Monique Jr.); Pasean Wilson (Sabrina Hepburn); Pandora Peaks (Urbana Sprawl). Additional credit: Daneen Lagrone Conroy (associate producer). Demi Moore was paid a startling $12 million for her services on "Striptease," making her (at the time) the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Demi Moore's real-life daughter, Rumer Willis, plays her daughter in the film. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...The choreography is expressive..." - 10/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.51-2
"...Spunky performances..." - 06/24/1996 Variety