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Director  Michael Radford
Initial DVD release  December 25, 2001
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Mystery
Producer  Damian Jones
Language  English
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Writer  Michael Radford, David Linter
Release date  September 14, 2000 (US)
Cast  Charlotte Ayanna (Jessie), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Nico), W. Earl Brown (Bobby), Daryl Hannah (Angel), Chris Hogan (Dennis), Sheila Kelley (Stormy)
Similar movies  The Canyons, John Wick, Knock Knock, Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders, Aria, Irreversible
Tagline  They expose all. They show nothing.

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana is an American drama film, released in 2000, directed by Michael Radford about the lives of strippers in an adult club. The film was based on an improvisational workshop involving the lead actors. It explores the intersecting lives of five exotic dancers who work at a San Fernando Valley strip club, the Blue Iguana, and the difficulties in their lives.


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Angel (Daryl Hannah) wishes for a baby of her own or a foster child to take care of, but her messy, dysfunctional existence makes this an impossible dream. Jo (Jennifer Tilly) is pregnant, wants an abortion, and can barely contain her rage at the world. Jasmine (Sandra Oh) writes beautiful poetry on the side and finally finds a boyfriend. She tells him she's a stripper, but he maintains that he is all right with it. However, once he sees her dance at the club, he disapproves silently and leaves.

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Jesse (Charlotte Ayanna), the youngest and newest stripper looks for acceptance and love among the strippers and customers, but is eventually beaten by her boyfriend, leading her to drink and depression. Stormy (Sheila Kelley) is having an incestuous relationship with her brother.

Companion documentary

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In 2001, actress Daryl Hannah released a one-hour companion documentary, Strip Notes, based on her experience researching her role as a stripper in the film, which is included as an extra on the Dancing at the Blue Iguana DVD. Hannah stars along with Charlotte Ayanna, Elias Koteas, Jennifer Tilly, and Sandra Oh.


  • Sandra Oh as Jasmine
  • Charlotte Ayanna as Jessie
  • Kristin Bauer as Nico
  • W. Earl Brown as Bobby
  • Daryl Hannah as Angel
  • Chris Hogan as Dennis
  • Sheila Kelley as Stormy
  • Elias Koteas as Sully
  • Vladimir Mashkov as Sacha
  • Rodney Rowland as Charlie
  • Jennifer Tilly as Jo
  • Robert Wisdom as Eddie
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