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By K. Scot Macdonald and Patrick MontesDeOca
Sex, Money and Murder: In 1987 a heroin addict murdered an Emmy Award-winning choreographer in Manhattan. Then a wealthy LA surgeon and his teenaged son were targeted. In 1991, an out-of-work redneck flew to London with cyanide to poison three members of a male exotic dance review. If the poison didn’t work, he was told to use a hammer to beat them to death. Who was behind these seemingly unrelated horrific crimes? Deadly Dance tells the fascinating story of Steve Banerjee, founder and owner of Chippendales. In the post-pill, pre-AIDS, sex-filled LA club scene of the 1980s, celebrities, desperate housewives and wild bachelorettes converged on one place: Chippendales—and behind it all was arson, the Mob and murder.

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(Spanish Edition) Danza Mortal: Los Asesinatos de Chippendales.

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Narrated by Patrick MontesDeOca
Welcome to Your Fantasy
New York Post
In the 1980s the “male exotic dancers” of Chippendales were everywhere: On beefcake calendars and daytime TV. Gyrating on stages across the world in their signature cuffs, collars and spandex pants. Selling the promise of women’s liberation for the price of a few dollars in a g-string. But behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and non-stop parties lies a much darker story.

Authors of Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders, Patrick MontesDeOca and K. Scot Macdonald were featured in ABC News' 20/20 season premiere on October 8, 2021: Chippendales Murder.
The Chippendales Murder | The 20/20 Event Special airs Friday at 9|8c on ABC Sex, lust, betrayal, murder – The Chippendales Murder. Watch the stunning all-new true crime season premiere of 20/20 Friday night at 9|8c on ABC and stream next day on Hulu.

Rudy (1993)
TriStar Pictures
Patrick MontesDeOca is a producer, Screen Actors Guild member and writer. He co-wrote Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders, and helped develop the story that led to the movie Rudy, to the big screen . He worked with the LA MaMa Theatre Workshop, The WPA Theatre Workshop and the Public Theatre Workshop in New York City. In Hollywood he has acted in feature films, including Dead Again and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, and prime-time episodic television, including Walker: Texas Ranger and The Shield. During the early 1990s, MontesDeoca produced a Los Angeles theatrical production of Steps Under Water about an Argentinian political prisoner during the Dirty War for Amnesty International.