'Striptease,' 'Dr. Moreau' vie for worst-film honor
February 10, 1997
Web posted at: 5:30 p.m. EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- The envelope please. And the worst movies of the year are ...
"Striptease" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau." The two box-office bombs top the list of
Golden Raspberry nominations, or spoof Oscars, announced Monday, one day before the
real Academy Award nominations are revealed.
Demi Moore, who spent months in men's clubs researching her role as a mother who turns
to the bump-and-grind industry to earn enough to keep custody of her child, is doubly
honored with two "Razzie" nominations as worst actress. She is named for "Striptease" as
well as her other big-screen performance last year in "The Juror."
Tom Arnold goes even one better with the dubious honor of getting three "Razzie"
nominations as Worst Actor -- for three forgettable films -- "Big Bully," "Carpool" and
And Whoopi Goldberg too gets the nod for Worst Actress for a trio of efforts -- "Bogus,"
"Eddie" and "Theodore Rex."
"Striptease," which flopped in North America but has been profitable overseas, took a total
of six Razzie nominations, the same as "The Island of Dr. Moreau." Past Oscar-winner
Marlon Brando got a Razzie nod for worst supporting actor in the film. The movie also
earned a Razzie nomination for worst director (John Frankenheimer) and worst screenplay,
based on the original H.G. Wells novel.
Not to be outdone, "Striptease" also earned a worst screenplay nomination and a nod for
worst original song for a ditty entitled "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy (Whose Kitty Cat Are You?)"
Also in the race for worst picture are: "Barb Wire," Pamela Anderson Lee's first foray
away from TV's "Baywatch"; "Ed," a disastrous effort featuring a pairing of Matt LeBlanc
of television's "Friends" with a mechanical monkey, and "The Stupids."
Vying with Arnold for the worst actor title are previous Razzie nominee Keanu Reeves for
"Chain Reaction," Adam Sandler for "Bulletproof" and two previous Razzie winners,
Pauly Shore for "Bio-Dome" and Sylvester Stallone for "Daylight." Stallone's nomination
is his 13th in a row, making him the all-time Razzie champion.
Others challenging Moore and Goldberg for worst actress are previous winner Melanie
Griffith for "Two Much," Anderson Lee for "Barb Wire" and Julia Roberts for "Mary
The "winners" of the Razzies, presented by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, will
be announced at a satirical ceremony March 23, the day before the Academy Awards show.
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