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The Thief & the Stripper (2000)

Jack (an ex P.I.) steals a briefcase from local mobsters. A stripper joins him on the run. Other local mob groups are also interested in the contents of the briefcase.

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L.P. Brown III
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Madsen ... Jimmie D.
L.P. Brown III L.P. Brown III ... Jack
Charles Napier ... Face
Brion James ... Shoe
Martin Kove ... Crow
Roxana Zal ... June
Stoney Jackson ... U-Dog
Todd Bridges ... Burn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc August Marc August ... Button Man (Pasquale)
Charles Arthur Berg Charles Arthur Berg ... Ray
Jimmy Bridges ... J.J. (as James Joshua)
Tom Druilhet ... FBI Agent
Frankie Ray ... Antonio
Santos Reyes Santos Reyes ... Bodyguard
Sita Thompson Sita Thompson ... Stripper's Best Friend (as Sita Renne Thompson)
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Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters find her and want her to lead 'em to him. She is also interested in the case, as well as other local mobsters and dirty cops. Written by Anonymous

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Street wars don't just happen. Somebody sets them off.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, and for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thief and the Stripper See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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So much talent for such low budget trash....
20 January 2009 | by KrakatoaEnt317See all my reviews

Directed by first time director L.P. Brown III, I'm not surprised this is only film he directed because it's obvious he has no talent when it comes to film making. I'm assuming the better shots in this film were directed by "ghost" director John Sjogren who has brought such movies as The Waterfront, No Rest for the Wicked, Flat Out, Choke, & other low budget trash mainly starring Joe Estevez. Most of the films above are not exactly great movies but they are alright for being b-movies especially Choke which I actually enjoyed more than I should. L.P. Brown III also wrote & starred in this movie which is shame because he failed on both parts. The worst thing about this is he's the main star of the film not a supporting actor like many others listed above that also have so much more talent than Mr. Brown. The best thing about this production is it's supporting cast which is surprising very impressive for it's budget with such actors as: Michael Madsen (Sin City, Tilt, Kill Bill, Donnie Brasco, Mulholland Falls, Wyatt Earp, The Getaway, Reservoir Dogs, Thelma & Louise, The Doors, and many more), Brion James (Southern Comfort, Blade Runner, 48 Hrs., Crimewave, House III, Tango & Cash, Another 48 Hrs., The Player, Nemesis, & The Fifth Element), Charles Napier (Supervixens, The Blues Brothers, Rambo Part II, Outlaws, Night Stalker, Miami Blues, Maniac Cop 2, The Grifters, Silence of the Lambs, Felony, & The Critic), Martin Kove (Last House on the Left, Death Race 2000, Rambo II, Karate Kid Trilogy, & Wyatt Earp), Robert Z'Dar (Maniac Cop Trilogy, Night Stalker, Tango & Cash, Mobsters, & Beastmaster 2), Roxana Zal (Table for Five, 3-Way, Big City Blues, Firestorm, Testament, & River's Edge) with small cameos from Todd Bridges & Corey Feldman. Besides the decent cast I just named it has great nudity & few decent shoot out scenes but besides that it's amateur/very cheap looking with a clichéd script. It's not the worst movie I've seen but it doesn't come close to being even being good. It has no replay value but it's worth checking out once....


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