Striptease 1996 R CC

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Demi Moore is a kind-hearted stripper who gets tangled in a murderous web after she fends off a lecherous congressman.

Starring:
Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

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Striptease

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Drama
Director Andrew Bergman
Starring Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds
Supporting actors Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Paul Guilfoyle, Jerry Grayson, Rumer Willis, Robert Stanton, William Hill, Stuart Pankin, Dina Waters, PaSean Wilson, Pandora Peaks, Barbara Alyn Woods, Kimberly Flynn, Rena Riffel, Siobhan Fallon, Gary Basaraba, Matt Baron
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This is a very funny movie with a pretty good story.
Danny Krieger
Striptease is forever a cult classic and is one of the best Golden Raspberry winning movies ever.
Brendan McClelland
I couldn't even remember the movie so that says something about it.
SuziCat

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Person from Earth on March 23, 2003
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
A fun comedy, I would thik made with a pretty low budget, but still worth seeing and if you like Demi Moore it is definetly worth buying it.
In the unrated version you will see some more nude scenes compared to the original.
It is definetly the sexiest movie for Demi Moore's fans.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Marks on July 21, 2003
Format: DVD
So a friend and I snagged this movie for a guy's night when the girls were out of town. We got it more as a joke than anything else. I was quite surprised by how much I liked it. Not because it was sexy but because it was funny. The main thing this flick has going for it is that it didn't take itself seriously. Ving Rhames, who I always love, did a superb job playing a no BS bodyguard. Burt Reynolds was hilarious. And Demi? Well, she got naked. That's about all I can say for her. The story was hugely predictable, and the acting was pretty bad, but this movie was really funny. There were some great one-liners. The best line of the movie was one of Ving's: "Nico: What are you, nuts?! Shad: Yeah, psycho. Delusions of invincibility combined with a strong homicidal urge. I have a kick-your-ass fetish." Rent it with the guys, drink a few beers, have a few laughs. It's not as bad as you might think.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful By isawcher08_04_04 on April 23, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Demi Moore was excellent in this film. She is not only a beautiful woman, not just body wise, but within her soul.
Demi plays a divorced woman, Erin Grant, who looses custody of her beloved daughter to a scumbag of an ex husband. (This is typical justice in the real world. I relate to this movie because it happened to me and I haven't seen my daughter for 13 years.)
Anyway, she had a respectful job at the FBI and looses it because of her husband's criminal activities. Then she looses her daughter because she doesn't have a job.
So she becomes an exotic dancer to make the money needed to get her daughter back. It's excellent money for her but she doesn't really like what she's doing. However, she performs with class and dignity, regardless of the stigmitism of "strippers." Ving Rhames, who is the bouncer Shad, has a soft spot in his heart for Erin. Anyone calling her a "stripper" will find a drill gun spinning at their forehead. She is a "dancer."
Burt Reynolds plays the corrupt, twisted Congressman who finds his "angel" (Erin) and persues her. There is legal snaffu's, funny scenes, and Erin is witty and courages because she will not give up on her daughter. Her love for her daughter is deep and real.
Demi learned to dance like an exotic dancer for this film and after just having a baby at the time, she looks great.
This film you will either like it or not. If you're looking for a lot of skin, T&A, this is not what you want. This film does have class. Demi's brief nudity in the film just proves that she is a confident woman and a great actress.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By elvistcob@lvcm.com on February 22, 2003
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After reading the excellent book I just had to go out and get the movie. I would say that except for a collapse at the end, this film does capture the essence and spirit of the movie. And that's not an easy thing to do. Carl Hiaasen's novel about the topless business in Florida walked a very fine line. On one hand, just about everyone but Erin, played very well by Demi Moore, was portrayed as a loser to some degree under the biting pen of the author. Yet he told a story that made these characters seems realistic.
The movie does a much better job than I thought could be done with the subtle attitude of the story. A lot of the reviews I've seen show that the reviewers who saw it just don't get it. Yes, most of the characters are dumb and or evil, but they are done so in a sly, elegant manner. Just about every character in the movie nails the book, except Stuart Pankin's dull portrayal of the sleazy lawyer.
There are two factors that keep it from five-star territory. First, Hollywood does wimp out on the ending. One of the fine things Hiassen does while keeping his characters funny is also to make some of them realistically dangerous. These are nasty people, and while there is death in the movie, there was a lot more in the book. Were they thinking of making a sequel?
The other factor, and I have to be a stickler about it, is that the book portrayed a nude club, and there's just not enough shots of the ladies the way I'd like to see them. Some plot is just too important to leave out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bryan D. on March 24, 2008
Format: DVD
It's really unfortunate that most people know this brilliant story only as a mediocre film. The story was adapted from an absolutely delightful novel written by Carl Hiassen of the Miami Herald. Having read Strip Tease before seeing the movie, I enjoyed Striptease a lot more than most viewers. I can understand how people would think the movie missed the mark if judged only by the movie.

Burt Reynolds plays Congressman Dilbeck almost exactly as he's portrayed in the book and he does a fantastic job in the role. Ving Rhames does a great job playing the bouncer, Shad, at the Eager Beaver. Unfortunately, the screenwriters' adapted screenplay attempts to make the Erin Grant role a bit more serious than she was in the book and, quite honestly, a more significant character than she was. Given that "Strip Tease" the novel was a dark comedy, having any character delve into the seriously dramatic was not really something I feel Hiassen intended.

Whether talking about the book or the film, do note that this story isn't a sex-fest. While the story does have a great number of scenes where the strip club is the setting, it's really done in such a way that it's not at all distasteful. I think that while some of the scenes where Erin was dancing were dragged on for the moviegoers who were just there to see Demi nude, the filmmakers did a commendable job keeping it from becoming entirely about sex and I give them credit for that. The story could have been slanted an entirely different direction with this kind of story.

For the real story, read the book and you'll enjoy. The movie makes a lot more sense when you've read the book. I own the movie and the book and enjoy both.
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