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Striptease
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Produced by Andrew Bergman
Mike Lobell
Written by Carl Hiaasen (book)
Andrew Bergman (screenplay)
Starring Demi Moore
Burt Reynolds
Armand Assante
Ving Rhames
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) 1996
Running time 115 min
Language English
Budget $50,000,000
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Striptease is a 1996 erotic comedy film starring Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, and Ving Rhames. The film was directed by Andrew Bergman. Based on the book Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen, it is about a stripper who becomes involved in both a child custody dispute and corrupt politics. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 419 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (559 × 800 pixel, file size: 76 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Reduced quality version of the movie poster for Striptease (1996) This image is of a film poster, and the copyright for it is... Andrew Bergman is an American screenwriter, director, and novelist born in 1945. ... Andrew Bergman is an American screenwriter, director, and novelist born in 1945. ... Photo of Carl Hiaasen by Robert Birnbaum Carl Hiaasen (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... Andrew Bergman is an American screenwriter, director, and novelist born in 1945. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Armand Assante (born October 4, 1949, New York City, New York) is an American actor born to an Italian American father and an Irish American mother. ... Irving Christopher Ving Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe winning American actor. ... Anne V. Coates (born 12 December 1925) is a Academy Award winning British film editor with a 40-year-plus career in film editing. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Erotica (from the Greek language Eros - love) — are works of art, including literature, photography, film, sculpture and painting, that deal substantively with erotically stimulating or arousing descriptions. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Irving Christopher Ving Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe winning American actor. ... Andrew Bergman is an American screenwriter, director, and novelist born in 1945. ... Strip Tease is a 1993 novel by Carl Hiaasen. ... Photo of Carl Hiaasen by Robert Birnbaum Carl Hiaasen (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... For other uses, see Striptease (disambiguation). ... Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are sometimes used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the parents duty to care for the child. ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. Blue colors indicate little corruption, red colors indicate much corruption In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate...


Striptease was generally not well-received. Some critics claimed that the main character was too dramatic, while the rest of the film was comedic. The film wound up winning several Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies), which are given to what are seen as being the worst films of the year. Among these awards given to Striptease was the Razzie Award for Worst Picture of 1996. Razzie Award The Golden Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to complement the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... The Razzie Award for Worst Picture is a dishonor given out at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards to the worst film of the past year. ...

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Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The film revolves around Erin Grant (Moore), a former FBI secretary, who loses custody of her young daughter Angela. In order to afford an appeal, Erin becomes a stripper at the Eager Beaver, a Floridian club. A Congressman named David Dilbeck (Reynolds) visits the club and immediately begins to adore Grant. Aware of Dilbeck's embarrassing indulgences, another Eager Beaver patron approaches Erin with a plan to manipulate the Congressman to settle the custody dispute in Erin's favour. However, Dilbeck has powerful business connections who want to ensure he remains in office. Consequently, those who can embarrass him in an election are murdered. Meanwhile, Erin kidnaps her daughter from her negligent husband. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ... Type Bicameralism Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D, since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican...


Dilbeck's personal interest in Erin persists, and she is invited to perform privately for him. He asks her to become his lover and later his wife, despite his staff's concerns that she knows too much information. A debate occurs as to whether to kill Erin or simply keep her quiet by threatening to take away her daughter. However, Erin and a police officer begin to suspect the Congressman's guilt in the murders, and Erin concocts a plan to bring the Congressman to justice. She tricks him into confessing on tape, and he is soon after arrested.


Production

Castle Rock Entertainment produced Striptease. The film is based on the novel Strip Tease by Floridian crime writer Carl Hiaasen. It was published in 1993 and was a bestseller. The screenplay itself was written by Andrew Bergman, who also directed. According to one critic, the novel's plot is "quite faithfully followed" by the screenplay, but in bringing the complicated story to the screen, "Bergman forgets to explain persuasively what a nice girl like Erin- smart, spunky and a former FBI employee- is doing in a dump called the Eager Beaver."[1] Castle Rock Entertainment is an independent film and television studio founded in 1987 by Martin Shafer, director Rob Reiner, Andy Scheinman, Glenn Padnick and entertainment mogul Alan Horn, with Columbia Pictures as a strategic partner. ... A crime writer (not a crime author) is an author of crime fiction. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ...


Concerns that the ending of the film was not comical enough wound up causing it to be rewritten and refilmed. This gave the project a one-month delay.[2] Part of these concerns owed to test screenings, where audiences objected to a scene where Dibeck becomes violent. Later test screenings also turned up less than favourable reactions.[3]


Casting

Demi Moore played the main stripper character, Erin Grant. For this film she was paid $12.5 million, which was at the time a record for an actress. To prepare for her role, Moore visited strip clubs in New York, California, and Florida, and she met with strippers. Moore really did dance topless in the part,[4] though this was the sixth time she would show her breasts on film.[3] She also read the novel, exercised, and practiced yoga.[3] Moore was cast before other important parts were cast, creating some interest in the project.[5] In the first attempt at filming Moore stripping, two hundred actors were used to portray the audience. Although their salaries were small, many accepted the role to see Moore nude. After waiting for a while, when Moore finally appeared and started dancing the crowd turned so loud and wild that the shooting had to temporarily cease. As Moore said, "After my experience, I felt very confident."[3] NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nudity is a common subject both in fine arts and popular culture. ... A pregnant womans breasts. ... Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy, focusing on meditation as a path to self-knowledge and liberation. ...


The cast included some notable real-world strippers such as Pandora Peaks. Ving Rhames plays a bouncer named Shad. The filmmakers, in trying actors out for Shad's part, looked for someone "at least 6'2 and physically massive...any ethnicity."[5] (Rhames is an African American). Reynolds played Congressman Dilbeck, and he based his perfomance after politicians he knew in his early life, through his father, a police chief.[6] Reynolds was not an actor that the filmmakers originally had in mind for the part, but Reynolds wanted it, contacted Castle Rock head Rob Reiner, and travelled to Miami to audition. He accepted a salary lower than what he had made in his earlier career.[7] Moore's own daughter Rumer Willis played Erin's daughter Angela. As Moore explained, "she [Willis] wanted it so badly" that Moore asked that Willis be considered for the part. In reality this required Willis to see Moore dancing topless, for a scene in which Angela sees Erin performing. However, Moore said that this was acceptable, as "We don't shame the body, we encourage the body as something beautiful and natural, and my children bathe with me, and I walk around naked."[4] Pandora Peaks (born Stephanie Schick on February 12, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is a retired adult star, big-bust model and stripper who currently resides in Tucson, Arizona. ... Irving Christopher Ving Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe winning American actor. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... Rumer Willis Rumer Glenn Willis (b. ... Nude and naked(ness) redirect here. ...


Other cast members include,

Cast member Character
Armand Assante Lt. Al Garcia
Robert Patrick Darrell Grant
Paul Guilfoyle Malcolm Moldovsky
Jerry Grayson Orly
Robert Stanton Erb Crandal
William Hill Jerry Killian
Stuart Pankin Alan Mordecai
Dina Spybey Monique, Jr.
Barbara Alyn Woods Lorelei

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Release

Striptease was distributed by Sony and was finally released in the United States on June 28, 1996, after a June 23 premiere in New York City. The film opened in Australia, France and Germany in August, and Argentina, Italy, Bolivia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Japan in September.[8] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area...


The nudity in the film was heavily emphasized in advertisements.[9] However, the advertising was wrought with problems. The Motion Picture Association of America raised concerns regarding one of its posters, which they felt revealed too much of Moore's naked body. One Castle Rock employee disputed the assessment and remarked that "There are racier perfume ads."[2] Additionally, the film had to be distinguished from the previous year's film about nude dancers, Showgirls. Showgirls was generally disliked, and the filmmakers feared people would pre-judge Striptease on this basis. To avoid any association between the two films, advertisements were designed to make Striptease look more comedic than Showgirls, which was a drama.[2] Besides the subject matter, Striptease and Showgirls did have one notable connection. The choreography in these films were by the same person, Marguerite Derricks.[10] To promote the film, Moore appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and a Barbara Walters special. In both cases, she danced or otherwise exhibited her body.[2] Publicity photograph of Audrey Munson from The American Film Company c1916. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), originally called the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America, is a non-profit trade association based in the United States which was formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... Showgirls is a film directed by Paul Verhoeven and released in 1995 by United Artists. ... Choreography (literally dance-writing, also known as dance composition), is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Marguerite Derricks, also known as Marguerite Pomerhn, is an award-winning choreographer, ballerina and actress born in Buffalo, New York[1] in 1961. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ... Barbara Jill Walters[1] (born September 25, 1929)[2] is an American journalist and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News, as the first female evening news anchor. ...


Reception

Film critics disapproved of the film. Roger Ebert complimented some of the characters, but ultimately concluded the film failed because "all of the characters are hilarious except for Demi Moore's." He felt the drama surrounding the main character "throws a wetblanket over the rest of the party." Ebert also found the nudity not too sexy.[9] Leonard Maltin was harsher, writing in his book that the film was too depressing, and "Not funny enough, or dramatic enough, or sexy enough, or bad enough, to qualify as entertainment in any category." He gave the film no stars.[11] Another critic concurred with Ebert that Moore's character was written too dramatically, compared to other characters. This critic claimed the film was predictable and would appeal mostly to "post-pubescent schoolboys or closet voyeurs." However, she also claimed Reynolds had "his best role in years," and that Rhames was "worth the price of admission."[6] One critic, who thought Moore's acting was terrible, predicted that despite Moore's financial success, her career depended on the success of this film and the film was "tacky, pretentious-and boring." This critic described Striptease as displaying Moore's vanity.[12] Newsweek, sharing Ebert's view on Moore's character, also claimed Striptease failed as a drama because it had no mystery, revealing the identity of its villains early. Moreover, the "damsel-in-distress angle generates zero tension."[13] Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... Russ Meyer (left) and Roger Ebert, (1970) Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 - ) is an Emmy Award-nominated American television personality, author, and film critic who began writing for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. ... Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ... A poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ...


The film received six Golden Raspberries, namely for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actress, Worst Original Song, and Worst Screen Couple. In winning the Worst Picture Razzie, Striptease defeated The Island of Dr. Moreau starring Marlon Brando, Barb Wire, The Stupids, and Ed. Moore won the Wost Actress award while Moore and Reynolds shared the Worst Screen Couple award. The 17th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 23, 1997 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1996. ... The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) is the third major movie version of the H.G. Wells novel about a scientist who attempts to convert animals into people, starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, David Thewlis, and Ron Perlman, and directed by John Frankenheimer. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Barb Wire was a superhero published by Comics Greatest World, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics. ... The Stupids is a 1996 comedy / adventure film directed by John Landis. ... Ed is a 1996 comedy film starring Matt LeBlanc. ...


Striptease made $12,322,069 in its first weekend, falling behind The Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy, Eraser starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in which Demi Moore voiced one of the main characters.[14] Ultimately, Striptease made $33,109,743 in the United States, and domestically it was only the forty-seventh highest grossing film of 1996. It made $113,309,743 internationally,[15] having grossed £2,104,480 in the UK and ¥102,419,500 in Japan.[16] The Nutty Professor is the title of a 1963 comedy film written and directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. ... Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York City) is a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Eraser is a 1996 action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947, in Graz, Austria) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as The Bells of Notre Dame in some countries) is a 1996 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released to theaters on June 21, 1996 by Walt Disney Pictures. ...


Legacy

In 1997, Striptease made news again when it was shown in a fourth-grade class in Chicago, Illinois. The teacher claimed the students chose the film, but he drew criticism since the film was risqué. (The violent 1996 film Scream was shown in the same school on the same day, causing further controversy.)[17] In 2000 in Ireland, some viewers criticized the Radio Telefís Éireann for running Striptease. These viewers questioned the film's appropriateness and some considered it demeaning to women. However, the station felt it was not pornography and it was aired at night.[18] Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Scream is a 1996 satire of the horror film genre, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. ... Radio Telefís Éireann[1] (RTÉ; IPA: ,  ) is the Public Service Broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (Porn) (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ...


In 2003, Radioactive Films used a scene from Striptease featuring Moore nude in a video called Hollywood's Hottest. This raised a dispute as to whether use of the scene qualified as fair use. A lawsuit was launched as a consequence.[19] For fair use in trademark law, see Fair use (US trademark law). ...


References

  1. ^ Richard Schickel, "Only the bare essentials," Time, 7/8/96, Vol. 148 Issue 3, pages 66-68.
  2. ^ a b c d Chris Nashawaty, "DEMI GOES UNDERCOVER: MOORE'S 'STRIPTEASE' BUMPS INTO TROUBLE." Entertainment Weekly 04/26/96, URL accessed 16 August 2006.
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory Cerio and Carolyn Ramsay, "Eye of the tiger," People 6/24/96, Vol. 45 Issue 25, pages 88-94.
  4. ^ a b From Correspondent Bill Tush, "Demi Moore puts her all into movie roles," June 28, 1996, web posted at: 7:20 a.m. EDT, New York (CNN), URL accessed August 13, 2006.
  5. ^ a b A.J. Jacobs, "HANGING ON THE MEAT RACK," Entertainment Weekly 05/19/95, URL accessed 16 August 2006.
  6. ^ a b Barbara Cramer, "Film reviews," Films in Review, September/October 1996, Vol. 47 Issue 9/10, page 67-68.
  7. ^ Mitchell Fink, "The insider," People 7/31/95, Vol. 44 Issue 5, page 37.
  8. ^ "Release dates for Striptease" the Internet Movie Database, URL accessed 19 August 2006.
  9. ^ a b Roger Ebert, "Striptease," Chicago Sun-Times, June 28, 1996.
  10. ^ Stanley Kauffmann, "Survivors," New Republic, 7/29/96, Vol. 215 Issue 5, pages 24-25.
  11. ^ Leonard Maltin, ed., Leonard Maltin's 2002 Movie & Video Guide. A Signet Book, 2001, page 1323.
  12. ^ Brian D. Johnson, "A Demi-talented actor bares all," Maclean's 7/08/96, Vol. 109 Issue 28, page 49.
  13. ^ Dave Ansen, "`Striptease': Demi shows Moore," Newsweek, 7/08/96, Vol. 128 Issue 2, page 67.
  14. ^ "WEEKEND BOX OFFICE June 28–30, 1996," Box Office Mojo, URL accessed 19 August 2006.
  15. ^ Striptease, Box Office Mojo, URL accessed 13 August 2006.
  16. ^ "Business Data for Striptease" The Internet Movie Database, URL accessed 19 August 2006.
  17. ^ Carla Koehl and Lucy Howard, "What ever happened to `Citizen Kane'?" Newsweek 06/02/97, Vol. 129 Issue 22, page 8.
  18. ^ "Viewers Slam Demi Movie," World Entertainment News Network, 13 December 2000.
  19. ^ "Hollywood Studios vs. Hollywood's Hottest," People, 9/22/2003, Vol. 60 Issue 12, page 30.

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