- 1 hr 57 min
‘Striptease’ starring Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames and Burt Reynolds is about a single mother fighting to regain custody of her daughter. Erin (Moore), loses custody to her ex husband; Darrell (Robert Patrick), who is an ex con. The basis for Darrell’s case is that Erin has no job, however, the catch is that Erin lost her job as an FBI secretary due to her ex husband’s criminal status. Despite Darrell’s criminal record the judge gives him custody because of Darrell's football hero days and Erin’s lack of income. Erin, determined to win back custody, takes a job as an exotic dancer at the Eager Beaver where she is protected by Shad (Rhames), the bouncer. Erin gains fans at the club, one of which is Congressman Dillbeck (Reynolds), who is more than a little zealous in his pursuits. However, the catch is that this is a conservative politician who has connections with the religious groups. The plot thickens when another fan takes a photo of Erin with the congressman and attempts to blackmail him, only to find himself dead at the hands of the crime family who helps back Dillbeck in protection of their own interests. In the midst of the plot comes Lt. Garcia (Assante) who happens to be the one to find the body of the would be blackmailer while on vacation. Assante quickly follows the trail to Erin as a common denominator as he discovers the deceased man’s tendency for blackmail. Understanding Erin’s custody situation, Garcia offers her support as she kidnaps her daughter from her ex husband for safety’s sake. However, the crime family supporting Dillbeck discovers Erin’s former position as well as her custody situation and threaten her. Erin, realizing she has to do something, plots her own setup to nail the bad guys. Luckily, Garcia realizes what’s taking place and with Shad’s help sets out to rescue Erin.