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Long on ridiculous dialogue and bad acting and short on costumes, coming-of-age tale follows one young woman as she nakedly climbs the ladder of success as a Vegas showgirl. Oh, the things she must do to be headliner. Berkley makes the jump from TV's "Saved by the Bell" to portray Nomi, the young lap dancer with the gift of pelvic thrust and the will to succeed. Whether cavorting clothed or nude, Berkley is uniformly wooden, a mass of lip gloss and mascara struggling to emote. Gershon, as her sly nemesis, brings some wit and splash to her role as the jaded headliner. Eszterhas script descends below its maker's usual standards, which are not particularly high. Titanic amount of female flesh on display fails to give film even a faint hint of sexuality, proof that there is a hell. Rent it, and be prepared to fast forward (to what, we're not sure, though there is a certain camp element that might have been amusing if not imprisoned here). Also available in "R" and unrated versions.

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Available on Running time 131 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Strippers, Sex & Sexuality, Rape, Nightclubs, Bisexuality, Viva Las Vegas!, Coming of Age, Gambling, Dance Fever
Screenplay
Joe Eszterhas
Cast
Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan, Glenn Plummer, Alan Rachins, Robert Davi, Gina Ravera
Cinematography
Jost Vacano
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Music
David A. Stewart
Producer
Alan Marshall, Charles Evans, Mario Kassar, Carolco Pictures, United Artists

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1995: Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Berkley), Worst Director (Verhoeven), Worst Screenplay, Worst Song ("Walk into the Wind"), Worst New Star (Berkley).

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