June 28th, 1996

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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 4.0/10 (21,698 voted)

Director: Andrew Bergman

Stars: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though.

Writers: Carl Hiaasen, Andrew Bergman

Demi Moore - Erin Grant
Burt Reynolds - Congressman David Dilbeck
Armand Assante - Lt. Al Garcia
Ving Rhames - Shad
Robert Patrick - Darrell Grant
Paul Guilfoyle - Malcolm Moldovsky
Jerry Grayson - Orly
Rumer Willis - Angela Grant
Robert Stanton - Erb Crandal
William Hill - Jerry Killian
Stuart Pankin - Alan Mordecai
Dina Waters - Monique, Jr. (as Dina Spybey)
PaSean Wilson - Sabrina Hepburn
Pandora Peaks - Urbanna Sprawl
Barbara Alyn Woods - Lorelei

Taglines: A comedy in the last place you expect to find one.


Official Website: Castle Rock |

Release Date: 28 June 1996

Filming Locations: Clewiston, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,300,000 (USA) (30 June 1996) (1970 Screens)

Gross: $107,500,000 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (unrated version)

Did You Know?

The book that Pierre (Anthony Jones), the limousine driver, is reading at 1:24:55 while waiting for Demi Moore to show up for her second dance on the Senator's boat is Vol. 9 of Mission Earth: "Villainy Victorious", by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Continuity: Erin's Volvo is not parked in front of her sister-in-law's trailer when she sneaks in to get her daughter, but is there when they exit.

Malcolm Moldowsky: We gotta move on this thing before we get eaten alive!
Congressman David Dilbeck: Move on what? I mean, if this is a shakedown, just get Willie to pay him like he always does. Why drag me into it...?
Malcolm Moldowsky: Because... it's not about money.
Congressman David Dilbeck: It's not?
Malcolm Moldowsky: No. He wants you to persuade Judge Fingerhut to reverse a child custody case, of some stripper.
Congressman David Dilbeck: Who he's porking? You know, that's disgraceful! A man like me, that's disgraceful, to...!
Malcolm Moldowsky: He's not porking her.
Congressman David Dilbeck: [stops, uncomprehending] Well, then why... why does he care?
Malcolm Moldowsky: Because he's *nuts*! That's why he's dangerous. I mean, if he was porking her, then I could talk with him, man-to-man, but this is... this is fruitcake love here.

User Review

I feel bad for the author.


I read the book first and I can only say that I feel sorry for its author, Carl Hiassen. The book was an extremely funny satire of capitalism, politics, gender roles, etc. and the film was just an excuse for the lead actor to show off her surgically enhanced body. I mentioned the book in a university tutorial for my course on literary satire, and no one would believe me that it was not trash because they could not separate it from the movie which followed it. Too bad - the book is good enough to have warranted a script that stays true to the original story rather than exchange wit and sophistication for extended dance sequences and the lubricatory possibilities of yogurt.

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