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Dancing at the Blue Iguana Details


The personal lives of five exotic dancers go under the microscope in this drama, the first American feature from director Michael Radford. Eddie (Robert Wisdom) is the manager of a strip club in suburban California known as the Blue Iguana, where he keeps an eye on the women who make their living dancing for his customers. Stormy (Sheila Kelley) is an attractive, thick-skinned woman who is getting old enough to realize her days as a dancer may be numbered. Jo (Jennifer Tilly) likes to think of herself as the Blue Iguana's star attraction, though her career may hit a detour now that she's learned she's pregnant. Angel (Daryl Hannah) is a sweet, but immature woman, who tries to deal with her fear of being unloved by adopting a child. Jasmine (Sandra Oh), an aspiring poet, tries not to get settled into a career as a stripper, while being encouraged in her writing by coffeehouse owner Dennis (Chris Hogan), who features spoken word performers. And Jesse ([[Performer~P268090~Charlotte Ayanna~charlotteayanna]]), the youngest of the performers, expresses her desperate need for approval in her desire to please the customers. Dancing at the Blue Iguana received its world premiere at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 19, 2001


Charlotte Ayanna
as Jessie
Daryl Hannah
as Angel
Sheila Kelley
as "Stormy" Marie Hughes
Sandra Oh
as Jasmine
Jennifer Tilly
as Jo
Elias Koteas
as Sully
Vladimir Mashkov
as Sacha
Robert Wisdom
as Eddie Hazel
W. Earl Brown
as Bobby
Kristin Bauer
as Nico
Stephen Hornyak
as trucker
Joel Hurt Jones
as customer
Jason Kravitz
as Gordon
Ruthanna Hopper
as Desiree
David Amos
as Dave
Marta Cunningham
as Yolanda
Bill Chott
as Angel's Regular
Christina Cabot
as Christina
Lobo Sebastian
as rough looking guy
Vincenzo Ricotta
as customer
Jesse Bradford
as Jorge
Kevin Hunt
as DJ
Jack Conley
as Officer Pete Foster
Rod Rowland
as Charlie
Isabelle Pasco
as female customer
Pete Gardner
as Jerry, S&M Client
Ted Rooney
as assistant
Igbal Theba
as clerk
Michael Loprete
as Stormy's regular
Buckley Norris
as talking man
Harper Roisman
as Harry Goldberg
Maurice Compte
as drug buyer


Michael Radford
Michael Radford
Etchie Stroh
Damian Jones
Ram Bergman
Dana Lustig
Graham Broadbent
Sheila Kelley
Michael Radford
David Linter
Ericson Core
Renato Neto
Composer (Music Score)
Tal Bergman
Composer (Music Score)
Roberto Perpignani
Alain Jakubowicz
Martina Buckley
Production Designer
Trevor Murray
Art Director
Samuel Hadida
Executive Producer
Elaine Chin
Executive Producer
Leslie Jean Porter
Executive Producer
Chris Tunney
Set Designer
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Darin Moran
Camera Operator
Peter Pilafian
Camera Operator
Sharon Howard-Field
Ernesto Martinez
Costumes Supervisor
Jeremy Alter
Location Manager
Neil Brody
Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Blufer
Becky Sullivan
Supervising Editor
Chad Rosen
Second Unit Director
Farah Bunch
Jan McWilliams
Script Supervisor
Solina Tabrizi
Hair Styles
Coleman Metts
Production Sound
Kim Secrist
Sound Editor
Lance Laurienzo
Sound Editor
Suzanne Rodier
Dave Pomier
Line Producer
Renato Neto
Musical Performer
Bernard Weiser
Sound Editor
Victor Iorillo
Supervising Editor
Bruce Barris
Sound Editor