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Showgirls

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Time Out Says

Joe Eszterhas' by-numbers script recycles the baggy, Faustian 'ingénue comes to the big bad city' tale and stuffs it into a skimpy, lamé-bedecked version of the 'let's put on a show' musical. Plus topless. Alarm bells sound in the gauche opening sequence where hot-panted Nomi (Berkley) hitches her way into Las Vegas in the car of a predatory 'slick'. Thereafter, it's red lights all the way. You couldn't call the film misogynist; director Verhoeven's targets are too wide-ranging for it to be anything less than purely misanthropic.

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Release Details

  • Duration:131 mins

Cast and Crew

  • Director:Paul Verhoeven
  • Screenwriter:Douglas Day Stewart, Joe Eszterhas
  • Cast:
    • Elizabeth Berkley
    • Robert Davi
    • Gina Gershon
    • Glenn Plummer
    • Kyle MacLachlan
    • Lin Tucci
    • Alan Rachins
    • Gina Ravera
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