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Striptease Details


Based on Carl Hiaasen's satirical novel, Striptease tells the story of Erin (Demi Moore), who has just gotten a divorce from Darrell (Robert Patrick), the sleazy ex-con she foolishly married. However, the judge's memories of Darrell's days as a football hero win him custody of their daughter, and Erin, concerned for her child's safety, is determined to fight the decision. Erin has just lost her position as a secretary for the FBI, so, to cover her legal bills, she takes a job as an exotic dancer at a strip club called the Eager Beaver. While she has no experience taking off her clothes in front of an audience, Erin soon makes friends with the fellow dancers and finds a protector in the club's burly but good-hearted bouncer, Shad (Ving Rhames). She also makes a few fans among the regulars at the club, most notably David Dillbeck (Burt Reynolds), a drunken lout with a bottomless appetite for sleaze -- who also happens to be a conservative congressman with ties to right-wing religious groups. One of Erin's admirers snaps a photo of her with the congressman when a brawl breaks out at the club, and he suggests that it would make fine blackmail material. However, when the man with the photo turns up dead, Erin discovers that Dillbeck's people play a bit rougher than she expected. The home video version of Striptease contains two minutes of footage that was clipped from the theatrical release in order to win the film an R rating. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Demi Moore
as Erin Grant
Armand Assante
as Al Garcia
Ving Rhames
as Shad
Robert Patrick
as Darrel Grant
Burt Reynolds
as David Dilbeck
Paul Guilfoyle
as Malcolm Moldovsky
Rumer Willis
as Angela
Marco Assante
as Patron in Club
Maria Gennaro
as TV Reporter
April Sharpe
as Seaquarium Guide
Tony Toyoda
as Businessman in Club
Marc Chaykin
as Bachelor
William Hill
as Jerry Killian
Scott Oughterson
as Businessman in Club
Anna Lobell
as Video Clerk
Kimberly Flynn
as Ariel Sharon
Darreck Crane
as Patron in Club
Matthew Baron
as Paul Guber
Christi Bauerle
as Cocktail Waitress
Johnny Cocktails
as DJ
Jerry Grayson
as Orly
Deborah Magdalena
as Secretary
Aymee Garcia
as Temp
Stephanie Schick
as Urbanna Sprawl
Pasean Wilson
as Sabrina Hepburn
Diane Adams
as Hospital Volunteer
as Christian Dignitary
Anthony Giaimo
as Medical Examiner
Keone Young
as Ling
Rena Riffel
as Tiffany Glass
Jerry Pacific
as Parking Valet
Teddy Bergman
as Andy
Chad Ayers
as Young Christian
Pandora Peaks
as Urbana Sprawl
Yoshi Obata
as Businessman in Club
Antoni Corone
as Nico
Siobhan Fallon
as Rita
José Zuñiga
as Chris Rojo
Gianni Russo
as Willy Rojo
Robert Stanton
as Erb Crandal
Eduardo Yañez
as Chico
Barbara Alyn Woods
as Lorelei
Gary Basaraba
as Alberto
Frances Fisher
as Donna Garcia
Stuart Pankin
as Alan Mordecai


Andrew Bergman
Trevor Albert
Andrew Bergman
Carl Hiaasen
Book Author
Dick Quinlan
Stephen Goldblatt
Arlene Fishbach
Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard Shore
Composer (Music Score)
Howard Shore
Anne V. Coates
Mel Bourne
Production Designer
Elizabeth Lapp
Art Director
Joseph Hartwick
Executive Producer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Michael Decasper
First Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein
First Assistant Director
Amy Lauritsen
First Assistant Director
Ray Delamotte
Camera Operator
Marguerite Derricks
John Lyons
James J. Sabat
Sound Mixer
Lori S. Wyman
Alexis Alexanian
Production Manager
Flaco Jimenez
Musical Performer
Dragana Mrkic
Foley Editor
Colleen Callaghan
Key Hairstylist
Brian Vancho
Foley Artist
Harry Peck Bolles
Sound Editor
Warren Shaw
Sound Editor
Robin Squibb
Sam Tedesco
Location Manager
Sandy Watterson
Production Coordinator
Sharon Ilson
Key Make-up
Stanley Bochner
Foley Editor
Michael Kirchberger
Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Klimchak
Steadicam Operator
Nancy Cabrera
Foley Artist
Melanie Ryder
Music Editor
Joel Sill
Executive Music Producer
Joseph Hartwick
Unit Production Manager
Kathleen Chopin
Casting Associate
Laura Civiello
Dialogue Editor
Lee Dichter
Re-Recording Mixer
Louis Cerborino
Dialogue Editor
Anthony Ciccolini
Sound Editor
Howard Shore
Jac Rubenstein
Foley Supervisor
Jane McCulley
Supervising ADR Editor
Jene Fielder
Makeup Supervisor