Headless Body in Topless Bar


1h 50m 1995

Brief Synopsis

On a slow night at the Baby Doll, a New York strip joint, Candy is perfunctorily performing to a most diverse, disjointed group: a corporate lawyer with a taste for the kinky; two loud-mouthed braggarts raising hell on the town; and a wheelchair-bound, shy man. This humdrum evening is quickly shatte

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

On a slow night at the Baby Doll, a New York strip joint, Candy is perfunctorily performing to a most diverse, disjointed group: a corporate lawyer with a taste for the kinky; two loud-mouthed braggarts raising hell on the town; and a wheelchair-bound, shy man. This humdrum evening is quickly shattered by an ex-con brandishing a gun. This wired criminal wants cash and shoots the bartender, point blank, after a scuffle. The gunman then holds the customers and Candy at bay, forcing them to placate his capricious whims. As time ticks by, this madman toys with his victims, forcing them to dance at one point and to play a truth game at another. The late arrival of Candy's sexual partner Leticia adds further tension, and, by this time, the man is determined to retrieve the bullet from the dead bartender's head.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States March 22, 1996

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Winter February 16, 1996

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) as part of program: "Independents Showcase" May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1995.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.

Film's title is taken from a 1983 New York Post headline.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.)

Released in United States Winter February 16, 1996

Released in United States March 22, 1996 (Laemmle's Monica; Los Angeles)

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) as part of program: "Independents Showcase" May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1995.)