Showgirls is a 1995 erotic drama thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven from a script written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer, Robert Davi, Alan Rachins and Gina Ravera.
Nomi Malone is a young drifter who hitchhikes to Las Vegas hoping to make it as a showgirl. After a driver who picked her up robs her, Nomi meets Molly Abrams, a costume designer who takes Nomi in as a roommate. Molly invites Nomi backstage at Goddess, the Stardust Casino show where she works, to meet Cristal Connors, the diva star of the casino's topless dance revue. When Nomi tells Cristal she dances at Cheetah's Topless Club, Cristal derisively tells her that what she does is akin to prostitution. When Nomi is too upset to go to work that night, Molly takes her dancing at the Crave Club. Nomi is arrested after causing a fight involving James, a bouncer at the club. James bails Nomi out of jail, but she pays him little notice.
|Las Vegas Valley
|Mark Goldblatt Mark Helfrich
|comedy-drama romance thriller
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|David A. Stewart Rena Riffel
|Alan Marshall Charles Evans Mario Kassar
|Carolco Pictures Chargeurs
|MGM/UA Distribution Co.
|Las Vegas Valley Los Angeles Riviera Hotel and Casino
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