Striptease

Striptease

Andrew Bergman (1996)

112min
bbfc_rating|ages_15_and_over Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this crime comedy drama, devoted mother Demi Moore loses custody of her daughter to her lowlife, erstwhile husband Robert Patrick because she's unemployed. To earn money and get the child back, she finds work as a stripper in a Florida topless bar, becoming an object of lust for oily, corrupt politician Burt Reynolds, and finding herself involved in murder and blackmail. Andrew Bergman's direction makes it watchable, but his screenplay pulls its punches on the sleaze, and tear-jerking sentimentality and inadequate humour don't combine well with the drama. Moore does her best in a difficult role and Reynolds is entertainingly slimy - as he would be a year later in Boogie Nights. Moore's real-life daughter Rumer Willis plays her daughter.

Summary

A single mother takes a job as a stripper in a seedy club to make ends meet, only to get involved in blackmail and murder when a seemingly respectable politician takes a liking to her. Comedy thriller, starring Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante and Ving Rhames.

Cast & Crew

Erin Grant Demi Moore
Al Garcia Armand Assante
Shad Ving Rhames
Darrell Grant Robert Patrick
Congressman Dilbeck Burt Reynolds
Malcolm Moldovsky Paul Guilfoyle (2)
Orly Jerry Grayson
Angela Grant Rumer Willis
Director Andrew Bergman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy