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Heat (1972)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  6 October 1972 (USA)
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"Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady, Lydia, to reduce his rent, and then tries to exert his influence on Sally ... See full summary »

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Sally Todd
Andrea Feldman ...
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Pat Ast ...
Lydia
Ray Vestal ...
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Lester Persky ...
Sidney (as P. J. Lester)
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Harold Childe ...
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John Hallowell ...
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Gary Koznocha ...
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Pat Parlemon ...
Girl at pool
Bonnie Walder ...
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"Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady, Lydia, to reduce his rent, and then tries to exert his influence on Sally Todd, who is now washed-up and wasn't even more than slightly important at the height of her career. Sally tries to help Joey, until he realizes that she just isn't well-connected enough to be of any service to him. The affair is complicated by Sally's psychotic, maybe-lesbian-or-maybe-not daughter Jessica, who tries to muscle in on her mother's relationship with Joey. Written by Jeff <Jeff32262@aol.com>

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The title song, "Days of Steam," was written and performed by John Cale, a founding member of the group The Velvet Underground. The song is taken from Cale's album The Academy in Peril (1972, Reprise). Andy Warhol agreed to do the cover art for the album in exchange for the use of "Days of Steam" in the film. See more »

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When Harold enters and greets Joe and Andrea, he mistakenly calls Andrea by her real name and not her character's name ("Jessica"). See more »

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[first lines]
Lydia: Hey! Don't throw that kid in the pool!
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stunning acting, funny and sad
28 April 2004 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

This is the last of the Flesh-Trash-Heat trilogy, and my favorite among the three, with its plenty one-liners, stunning acting, lots of flesh showing (tamer than the other two though) and quite sad background.

This is quite different from its prequels in acting, script and camera use. Heat actually has a plot, the actors including Joe Dallessandro are very good and the camera moves, instead of being stable.

Loneliness lurks everywhere, in the forgotten old star's delusion of still having loads of fans, in the ex-child star's dreams of settling down honorably, and all the other inmates of the run-down motel.


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