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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 (Charlotte Ayanna), 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
Jesse Bradford
as Jorge
Kevin Hunt
as DJ
Lobo Sebastian
as rough looking guy
David Amos
as Dave
Vincenzo Ricotta
as customer
Marta Cunningham
as Yolanda
Harper Roisman
as Harry Goldberg
Joel Hurt Jones
as customer
Jack Conley
as Officer Pete Foster
Maurice Compte
as drug buyer
Ruthanna Hopper
as Desiree
Ted Rooney
as assistant
Michael Loprete
as Stormy's regular
Christina Cabot
as Christina
Bill Chott
as Angel's Regular
Pete Gardner
as Jerry, S&M Client
Isabelle Pasco
as female customer
Igbal Theba
as clerk
Rod Rowland
as Charlie
Jason Kravitz
as Gordon
Buckley Norris
as talking man
Stephen Hornyak
as trucker


Michael Radford
Michael Radford
Ram Bergman
Damian Jones
Dana Lustig
Sheila Kelley
Graham Broadbent
Etchie Stroh
David Linter
Michael Radford
Ericson Core
Renato Neto
Composer (Music Score)
Tal Bergman
Composer (Music Score)
Alain Jakubowicz
Roberto Perpignani
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
Jeremy Alter
Location Manager
Neil Brody
Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Blufer
Victor Iorillo
Supervising Editor
Ernesto Martinez
Costumes Supervisor
Renato Neto
Musical Performer
Dave Pomier
Line Producer
Chad Rosen
Second Unit Director
Lance Laurienzo
Sound Editor
Suzanne Rodier
Farah Bunch
Kim Secrist
Sound Editor
Bruce Barris
Sound Editor
Solina Tabrizi
Hair Styles
Bernard Weiser
Sound Editor
Becky Sullivan
Supervising Editor
Coleman Metts
Production Sound
Jan McWilliams
Script Supervisor