Headless Body in Topless Bar Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Headless Body in Topless Bar the Movie

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Based on a famous New York Post headline and the crime that inspired it, this black comedy contains more than its lurid title lets on. Except for street footage at the opening and closing, the entire movie is set in a seedy strip club. After shooting the bartender in a robbery attempt, a crazed ex-con holds the patrons and employees hostage. He forces them to play a mind game called "Nazi truth," revealing the distasteful truth about the captives. Director Bruce and screenwriter Koper first worked together filming re-creations for "America's Most Wanted." The cast worked for "hostage scale," meaning if those playing captives stole the gun from the robber (a plot point), they got his pay for the day. If not, then he got their wages.


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Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, True Crime, New York, New York, Disorganized Crime, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Hostage!, Strippers, Trapped with a Killer!, Bar & Grill, Ex-Cons
Peter Koper
Raymond J. Barry, Jennifer MacDonald, David Selby, Taylor Nichols, Paul Williams, Biff Yeager, Rustam Branaman, April Grace
Kevin Morrisey
James Bruce
Charles P. Barnett
Charles Weinberger, Rustam Branaman, Stephen Falik, Tom Breznahan, Sean Gavigan, Boyd Willat, Green Tea, Curb Entertainment, Northern Arts Entertainment

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