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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 ...
Jessica Todd
Pat Ast ...
Lydia
Ray Vestal ...
Ray
Lester Persky ...
Sidney (as P. J. Lester)
Eric Emerson ...
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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 ...
Bonnie
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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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30 August 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

For fans of the utterly deadpan only. Those looking for more conventional laughs might choose to look elsewhere. Not as overtly funny as "Trash," this one requires a little more patience--or, in the case of suffering through Andrea Feldman's TERRIBLE "acting," a LOT of patience. It's basically a one-joke affair, with all the mundane (though slyly hysterical) chatter leading up to the funny last few seconds. Paul Morrisey's camera typically meanders around, catching whatever it can on the fly, but for one classic moment: Sylvia Miles walking into frame and interrupting a twisted little encounter between Joe Dallesandro and Feldman; the camera stays stock still, but the timing of the movements of the actors is a stitch! Dallesandro is his typically passive self--but this is probably the most gorgeous he has ever looked on camera. There are times the camera just stares at him with awe. He isn't quite as bad an actor as his reputation makes him out to be--he's actually quite subtle and kind of funny when he dumps Miles at the end--but one look at him and you know why he's in this movie.


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