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Showgirls Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

"I'm gonna dance," Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) insists in the opening scene of Showgirls, and dance she does. In this quasi-update of Elizabeth Berkley, Nomi is a drifter whose sole ambition is to headline the "Goddess" topless dance show at the Stardust in Las Vegas. Of course, even Nomi must pay her dues, and she does so at the Cheetah, grinding poles and lap dancing her way to a future. Fortunately, her roommate, Molly, works at the Stardust and invites Nomi to see the show, where she meets Crystal Conners (Gina Gershon, in the Bette Davis role), with whom she immediately forms a love/hate relationship. Nomi soon learns what she must do to get ahead, and the rest of the film documents her cat-like crawl up the showgirl ladder of success. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, (Paul Verhoeven, Paul Verhoeven, Paul Verhoeven), Showgirls was conceived as the first big-budget "adult" film since 1977's Paul Verhoeven, and the first such production to wear the NC-17 rating; its failure at the box-office discouraged further attempts at large-scale adult productions. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi

  • Release date:September 22, 1995

Cast

Elizabeth Berkley
as Nomi Malone
Gina Gershon
as Cristal Connors
Kyle MacLachlan
as Zack Carey
Robert Davi
as Al Torres
Alan Rachins
as Tony Moss
William Shockley
as Andrew Carver
Glenn Plummer
as James Smith
Gina Ravera
as Molly Abrams
Lin Tucci
as Henrietta Bazoom
Greg Travis
as Phil Newkirk
Al Ruscio
as Mr. Karlman
Patrick Bristow
as Marty Jacobsen
Michelle Johnston
as Gay Carpenter
Dewey Weber
as Jeff
Rena Riffel
as Penny
Lance Davis
as Bell Captain
Jack McGee
as Jack the Stagehand
Joan Foley
as Jail Matron
Kevin Stea
as Daryl
Alexander Folk
as Booking Sergeant
Alexander Zale
as Doctor
Irene Olga Lopez
as Personnel Woman
Julie Pop
as Nurse
Jim Wise
as Cheetah Loudmouth
Rick Marotta
as Long-Haired Drunk
Paul Bates
as Cheetah Bouncer
Fernando Celis
as Hector
Jason Yribar
as Goddess Dancer
Judette Warren
as Spelling Dancer
Madison Clarke
as Classes Dancer
Chris Tedesco
as Jazz Combo
Jim Ishida
as Mr Okida
Rena Riffel
as Penny
Lance Davis
as Bell Captain
Jason Yribar
as Goddess Dancer
Chris Tedesco
as Jazz Combo
Alexander Folk
as Booking Sergeant
Dewey Weber
as Jeff
Alexander Zale
as Doctor
Al Ruscio
as Mr. Karlman
Jim Wise
as Cheetah Loudmouth
Jack McGee
as Jack the Stagehand
Kevin Stea
as Daryl
Patrick Bristow
as Marty Jacobsen
Glenn Plummer
as James Smith
Judette Warren
as Spelling Dancer
Irene Olga Lopez
as Personnel Woman
Madison Clarke
as Classes Dancer
Michelle Johnston
as Gay Carpenter
Lin Tucci
as Henrietta Bazoom
Joan Foley
as Jail Matron
Rick Marotta
as Long-Haired Drunk
Julie Pop
as Nurse
Greg Travis
as Phil Newkirk
Fernando Celis
as Hector
Paul Bates
as Cheetah Bouncer
Gina Ravera
as Molly Abrams

Crew

Paul Verhoeven
Director
Alan Marshall
Producer
Charles Evans
Producer
Joe Eszterhas
Screenwriter
Jost Vacano
Cinematographer
Mark Helfrich
Editor
Mark Goldblatt
Editor
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Ben Myron
Co-producer
Lynn Ehrensperger
Associate Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Robert C. Goldstein
Set Designer
Stan Tropp
Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
Joseph Geisinger
Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen H. Schwartz
First Assistant Director
Anette Haellmigk
Camera Operator
Johanna Ray
Casting
Warren Hamilton
ADR Editor
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