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Magic Mike is a 2012 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and starring Channing Tatum, Alex
Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer in
leading roles. The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 29, 2012.

Adam (Alex Pettyfer) is a slacker who, after losing a football scholarship due to a fight with
the coach, moves to Tampa, Florida to live with his sister, Brooke (Cody Horn). He gets a job
at a local construction company and meets Mike Lane (Channing Tatum), who also works
there as a roof tiler. However, Adam quits on his first day after the supervisor catches him
stealing extra sodas. As he's trying to leave his car will not start, so Mike gives him a ride
home.

The following day, Adam spots Mike about to enter a popular nightclub. After some begging
by Adam, Mike gets him into the club, and Adam soon learns that Mike is a stripper known
as "Magic Mike", who works at a club called Xquisite, and that he is at the club to promote
the strip show to women. Adam helps Mike in exchange for $100 and is taken backstage at
Xquisite, where he meets the manager, Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) and the other
dancers - Ken (Matt Bomer), Tarzan (Kevin Nash), Tito (Adam Rodríguez) and Big Dick
Richie (Joe Manganiello).

The club's DJ, drug dealer Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias), provides the dancers with samples of
refined GHB to improve their stamina. However, Tarzan ingests too much of the drug, and is
unable to perform. Mike convinces Adam to fill in for him, and Adam is a hit with the
customers, earning a good amount of money. After a double date with Mike and two of the
club's female clients, Adam is convinced to join the Xquisite and Mike nicknames him "The
Kid".

Upon returning home, Adam is lectured by Brooke for staying out all night. He introduces
her to Mike, and the two seem to be attracted to one another, although Brooke initially acts
uninterested. Brooke later attends Adam's first official performance, but becomes
embarrassed and leaves.

Mike and Brooke's attraction continues to grow in the following months, despite that Brooke
is dating a man who lives in Orlando and Mike has an on-again off-again relationship with a
woman named Joanna (Olivia Munn). Adam delves further into the excessive lifestyle of the
Xquisite dancers, using drugs and having sexual encounters with many clients. When Dallas
announces he has a plan to move their act to Miami, Mike confides in Brooke that he wants
to retire from the business in the near future and has been saving money and attempting to get
a small business loan to pursue his dream of opening a custom furniture business. Mike later
attends a hurricane party at Dallas' house, where the dancers celebrate the move to Miami.
After Dallas tells Mike that he will only receive a 7 percent share in the business, instead of
the 10 percent he originally promised, Mike becomes uncomfortable and leaves.

At the same hurricane party, Adam becomes part of scheme created by Tobias to sell drugs to
Xquisite's clients, and is eventually given a package of ecstasy. A few days later, Mike and
Adam perform for a private party at a sorority house, and Adam brings the package of drugs
with him. A girl that was given an ecstasy pill by Adam becomes ill, causing a brawl between
Adam and the girl's boyfriend. Mike and Adam are forced to flee the scene, with Adam being
unable to retrieve the package of pills. He tells Mike it's no big deal because the drugs were
only worth $1,000. After cleaning up, the two go to Ybor City, where Mike sees Joanna in a
restaurant having dinner with a man and, after confronting her, learns the man is her fiance.
Later, at Xquisite, Dallas is infuriated to learn Mike didn't collect payment for the private
show before the fight occurred. During the heated discussion, Mike confronts Dallas about
the reduced profit sharing, which leads to a falling out between the two men. While they are
arguing, Adam admits to Tobias he lost the drugs he was given.

After that night's show at the club is finished, Mike and Adam go to a club. Mike brings
home a girl he meets there, and Adam meets up with a party girl named Nora (Riley Keough)
whom he originally met at Dallas' party and brings her back to Mike's house, nearly
overdosing on Nora's drugs before being found by a worried Brooke the next morning.
Brooke angrily confronts Mike and accuses him of failing to protect her brother as he
promised and ends her friendship with him. Later on, Tobias' suppliers break into Mike's
house looking for Adam, who owes them money for the lost drugs. Realizing Adam lied to
him about the drugs' worth, Mike gives them $10,000 - the majority of his savings - to pay
Adam's debt. Later that day, Mike goes to Brooke's apartment looking for Adam. She tells
him that Adam no longer lives there and she believes he has moved in with Nora. She reveals
to him that she thinks it's a mistake for the two of them to go to Miami, with Mike telling her
that being a stripper is not who he is, and the reason he is going to Miami is so that he will
someday be able to leave that lifestyle entirely, asking Brooke to believe him. Brooke tells
Mike that she wonders if he, himself, really believes it.

A short time later, during the dancers' final Tampa performance at Xquisite, Mike decides
he's had enough. Pretending he needs to use the restroom, he instead leaves through the club's
exit and drives away in his truck, effectively quitting. After deciding Mike isn't coming back,
Dallas invites Adam to replace Mike as the frontman of the dancers. After leaving, Mike goes
to Brooke's apartment. He tells her that he has quit and isn't going to Miami. He apologizes to
her for not protecting Adam better. She then tells Mike that after he left her apartment earlier,
Adam called her to tell her that Mike had paid off the drug dealers for him. She also tells him
she has broken up with her boyfriend in Orlando. They forgive each other, admit their mutual
attraction, and decide to begin a relationship.

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