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CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 60's through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edie Sedgwick ...
Susan Superstar
Wesley Hayes ...
Butch
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Mummy
Jeff Briggs ...
Geoffrey (as Geoffrey Briggs)
Paul America ...
Paul
Tom Flye ...
Tom
Gabriel Lampa ...
Mario
Pat Hartley ...
Yoli
Nell Bassett ...
Receptionist
Charlie Bacis ...
Doctor Robert (as Bhavananda)
Jane Holzer ...
Charla (as 'Baby' Jane Holzer)
David Weisman ...
David
Wesley Rand ...
Wes
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Diana - Vogue editor
Roger Vadim ...
Dr. Braun
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CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 60's through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.

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The line "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!" is a reference to comedian Jimmy Durante's enigmatic closing line for his Radio and TV shows. See more »

Quotes

The Duchess: My life has been a double strand of pearls around my neck, loose.
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Featured in Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) See more »

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To Give All Your Love Away
Written and Performed by Richie Havens
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Final cannibalization of Edie
10 March 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

This might register as the most disturbing movie I've ever seen--and I've seen a lot of Italian cannibal movies. Edie Sedgwick, the most tragic (because most beautiful) of all contemporary tragic beauties, undergoes her last humiliation in this nightmarish fake-"underground" movie, which suggests the movie the Manson Family might have made if Sharon Tate hung around them for a few weeks. Rebounding from a stint in rehab, and a meteoric rise in the Warhol Factory world, "Susan" (Edie) frugs topless in her tent in the swimming pool behind Mummy's house, while a hitchhikin' hippie from Houston thinks in voiceover narration, "Maybe now I get me some poont!" For anyone nostalgic for the idealism of the Summer of Love, CIAO! MANHATTAN is essential viewing--its cold-blooded delectation of its terminal heroine makes old stoners like Dennis Hopper and Oliver Stone look like pantywaists. Why Sedgwick participated in this drooly, tabloid-voyeuristic cartoon of her steep decline is hard to imagine: Her famous beauty is in such staggering ruins that the filmmakers evilly pose her against a poster of her winsome debutante self to mark the damage. The experience of watching this movie resembles seeing a once-dewy ingenue dancing a jig for coal miners to buy a ten-dollar rock of crack.


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