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DIARY OF A MAD MOVIE: Was Vegas-centric ‘Showgirls’ a camp disaster or a cult classic? Or both?

Was it merely bad? Or was it so epically awful … so stupendously stupid … so breathtakingly bizarre …  so toweringly terrible … that it deserves a kind of twisted cinematic canonization?
That debate over Showgirls will never die, and we thank the movie gods for it — because that’s why everything about this landmark stinker is so much fun.

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Behind the Camera: Leaving Las Vegas

Film: Leaving Las Vegas (Drama, 1995, Rated: R, 112 minutes) Airdates (PDT) April 27 @ 12:35 a.m. on SHO; and May 2 @ 11:30 p.m. on …

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Behind the Camera: Viva Las Vegas’ 55th anniversary

Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley), in town for the “Vegas Grand Prix,” woos fetching swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret); toils as a waiter and enters a talent contest to earn money for a new car engine; and fends off a rival racer, Count Elmo Mancini (Cesare Danova), who also sets his romantic sights on Rusty.

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