Striptease


1h 55m 1996

Brief Synopsis

At the Eager Beaver, a topless bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, former FBI clerk Erin Grant dances nightly in order to raise enough money to regain custody of her seven year-old daughter, Angela. David Dilbeck, a kinky Congressman controlled by a gang of murderous sugar cane growers, staggers into the club and can't contain his sexual urges while watching Erin dance. He is recognized by Jerry Killian, a sharp-eyed regular, who, also infatuated with Erin, initiates a blackmail plan against Dilbeck meant to aid Erin in her court case. Killian is soon murdered, and Detective Al Garcia finds the blackmailer's body floating in a lake. The plot spreads from there and begins to include characters from society's fringes; there's Shad, the Eager Beaver's menacing bouncer with some ingenious blackmail schemes of his own. Darrell, Erin's psychopathic ex-husband, a small-time crook who deals in wheelchairs stolen from rest homes and hospitals.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Mike Schmidt
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

At the Eager Beaver, a topless bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, former FBI clerk Erin Grant dances nightly in order to raise enough money to regain custody of her seven year-old daughter, Angela. David Dilbeck, a kinky Congressman controlled by a gang of murderous sugar cane growers, staggers into the club and can't contain his sexual urges while watching Erin dance. He is recognized by Jerry Killian, a sharp-eyed regular, who, also infatuated with Erin, initiates a blackmail plan against Dilbeck meant to aid Erin in her court case. Killian is soon murdered, and Detective Al Garcia finds the blackmailer's body floating in a lake. The plot spreads from there and begins to include characters from society's fringes; there's Shad, the Eager Beaver's menacing bouncer with some ingenious blackmail schemes of his own. Darrell, Erin's psychopathic ex-husband, a small-time crook who deals in wheelchairs stolen from rest homes and hospitals.

Crew

Janine Aines

Animal Trainer

Michael Alden

Post-Production Supervisor

Alexis Alexanian

Production Supervisor

Joseph S Alfieri

Foreman

Jay Amor

Stunts

Enzo Angileri

Hair Stylist

Oscar Aquirre

Production Assistant

Marco Assante

Assistant

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Tom Bahr

Other

Kevin Ball

Stunts

Michael Barry

Rerecording

Ed Barteski

Assistant Sound Editor

Andrew Bergman

Screenplay

Jan Bickler

Post-Production Accountant

Stephen G. Bishop

Hair Assistant

Leslie Bloom

Set Decorator

Stan Bochner

Foley Editor

Harry Peck Bolles

Sound Editor

Mel Bourne

Production Designer

Bill Brennan

Other

Henry Bronchtein

Assistant Director

Rolland M. Brooks

Scenic Artist

Kenneth G. Brown

Assistant Director

Juliet Burkett

Stand-In

Mary Lou Byrd

Set Costumer

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

Robert Cahoon

Other

Michael Calabrese

On-Set Dresser

Diane Calhoun

Production Assistant

Colleen Callaghan

Hair

Colleen Callaghan

Hair Stylist

Kymbra Callaghan

Makeup Assistant

Colin Campbell

Gaffer

Jonathan Capra

Production Assistant

Robert Cates

Electrician

Lou Cerborino

Dialogue Editor

Albert Chan

Lighting

Emile Charlap

Music Contractor

Brenna A Charlebois

Assistant

Kathleen Chopin

Casting Associate

Anthony Ciccolini

Sound Editor

Richard P. Cirincione

Dialogue Editor

Laura Civiello

Dialogue Editor

David J Clark

Grip

Anne V. Coates

Editor

David J Cofini

Production Assistant

K C Colebrooke

Driver

Nancy Natalie Cone

Costumes

Daneen Lagrone Conroy

Associate Producer

Robert Cotnoir

Assistant

Jim Crapser

Foreman

Larry W Crenshaw

Transportation Captain

Richard D Curry

Driver

Henry Dando

Other

Ray De La Motte

Camera Operator

Axis Debruyn

Lighting Technician

Marguerite Derricks

Choreographer

Michael Descasper

Assistant Director

Dennis Deveaugh

Stunts

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Peter J Dilella

Driver

Kenna Doeringer

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Dunham

On-Set Dresser

Ellen Dunn

Assistant Production Coordinator

Stephen P Durante

On-Set Dresser

Marylou Eales

Music Coordinator

Michelle Elkin

Choreographer

Patrice Ellison

Other

Joey Federici

Craft Service

Arlene Fishbach

Music Supervisor

Bela Fleck

Music

Sarah Frank

Art Department Coordinator

John Frucsiante

Special Thanks To

Kristin Fuller

Other

Joanne Gair

Makeup

Michael J Gallagher

Electrician

Mark Ginsberg

Color Timer

Stephen Goldblatt

Other

Stephen Goldblatt

Director Of Photography

Frank Graziadei

Video Assist/Playback

Frank Graziadei

Video

Gary S Greene

Production Consultant

Charles Guanci

Props Assistant

R Colette Hailey

Assistant Location Manager

Laurel Harris

Art Assistant

Joseph R Hartwick

Accounting Assistant

Joseph R Hartwick

Unit Production Manager

Joseph R Hartwick

Executive Producer

Kerry Hayes

Photography

Ted Haynes

Stunts

Cort Hessler Iii

Stunts

Carl Hiaasen

Source Material (From Novel)

Sharon Ilson

Makeup Artist

Pirty Lee Jackson

Transportation Co-Captain

Scott L Jackson

Assistant

Flaco Jimenez

Music

Miguel Jiminez

Electrician

Jane B Johnson

Other

Greg Joujon-roche

Consultant

Deborah Kagan

Assistant

Todd Kasow

Music Editor

Marc H Katz

Craft Service

Sean Kelly

Stunts

Michael Kirchberger

Sound Editor

Michael Klimchak

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Klimchak

Steadicam Operator

Avi Korein

Security

Dan Korintus

Sound Editor

David Kramer

Adr

John Kurlander

Music

Edward R Lacoste

Lighting

Elizabeth Lapp

Art Director

George Lara

Foley

J Steven Latham

Assistant Camera Operator

Amy Lauritsen

Assistant Director

Ken Lazer

Casting Associate

Marvin Lee

Camera

Howard Levy

Music

Bernie Little

Special Thanks To

Carlane Passman Little

Costume Supervisor

George L. Little

Assistant Costume Designer

Mike Lobell

Producer

Thomas E. Lowry

Grip

John S. Lyons

Casting

Todd Macnicholl

Key Grip

Eddie J Manson

Driver

Brick Mason

Production

Vinny Mazzarella

Props Assistant

James Mazzola

Property Master

Mike Mcarthy

Production

Jane Mcculley

Adr Editor

Susan Mcgarry

Assistant

Mike Mcgowan

Assistant Camera Operator

Brian K Mcmanus

Makeup

Peter Mcmanus

Accounting Assistant

Todd Milner

Music

Brian Moon

Production Assistant

Peter Moore

Lighting

Branka Mrkic-tana

Foley Editor

John Musser

Security

James H Nau

Adr Editor

Phil Nelson

Stunt Coordinator

Nadar Nemati

Other

Kenneth Nishino

Assistant Camera Operator

Geoffrey O'brien

Assistant Editor

Edward O'donnell

Transportation Coordinator

Janet Paparazzo

Stunts

Franco Parente

Production Assistant

Barbara Parks

Foley

Mark Patneskyi

Camera Assistant

George Patsos

Key Grip

William Patsos

Best Boy Grip

Rudy Pelikan

Foreman

Blake Perkinson

Production Assistant

Michael J Peter

Special Thanks To

Linda Pierce

Set Costumer

Macall Polay

Accountant

James H Pollard

Dolly Grip

Dick Quinlan

Other

Dick Quinlan

Director Of Photography

Mark Reinking

Assistant

Michael Reynolds

Assistant Editor

Jake Richter

Production Assistant

Steven T. Ritzi

Stunts

David Robinson

Grip

Marci Rosenberg

Other

Dale Ross

Special Thanks To

Clint Rowe

Animal Trainer

Jac Rubenstein

Foley

Melanie Ryder

Music Editor

James Sabat

Sound Mixer

Louis Sabat

Boom Operator

Raymond Samitz

Construction Coordinator

Nina Sazon

Main Title Design

Frank Scheidbach

Best Boy

Mike Schmidt

Cable Operator

Gary Schwab

Grip

Frederick W Schwendel

On-Set Dresser

Tesh Ken Scott

Technical Advisor

Steven Shareshian

Production Accountant

Warren Shaw

Sound Editor

Howard Shore

Music

Howard Shore

Music Conductor

Joel Sill

Music Producer

Brian Skilton

Electrician

Thomas Smaling

Grip

Fela Ife Small

Post-Production Coordinator

Curt Sobel

Music

Robin Squibb

Continuity

Rise Srokia

Medic

Igon Stephan Jr.

Assistant Camera Operator

Igon Stephan Jr.

Steadicam Operator

Robb Sullivan

Assistant Editor

William Sweeney

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Tacon

Stunt Coordinator

Sam Tedesco

Location Manager

James Thomson

On-Set Dresser

Sylvia Trapanese

Other

Alison Troy

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Mike Schmidt
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 19, 1996

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1996

4 to 5 days of additional photography took place early May, 1996.

Demi Moore reportedly received $10-12 million to star in this film, the highest fee ever paid to an actress.

Began shooting September 18, 1995.

Completed shooting December 21, 1995.

Rumer Willis is Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter.

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 19, 1996