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Shampoo (1975)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 13 March 1975 (USA)
Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.

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Felicia
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Lester
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Johnny Pope
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Mr. Pettis
Jay Robinson ...
Norman
Ann Weldon ...
Mary
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Devra
Randy Scheer ...
Dennis
Susanna Moore ...
Gloria
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Mike Olton ...
Ricci
Richard E. Kalk ...
Detective Younger
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Thirty-something George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairdresser, who spends as much time sleeping with his female clients as he does doing their hair. Whether they want to admit it, all the women in his life are on the most part aware that they are are not the only one with whom he is sleeping. And some, such as the wealthy and married Felicia Karpf, have a stronger emotional dependence on George than they would like to admit. George's current girlfriend is Jill, an up and coming actress. Jill's best friend is Jackie Shawn, one of George's old girlfriends who left him because he couldn't make a true commitment to her. In turn, Jackie is currently having an affair with Lester Karpf, Felicia's wealthy businessman husband. George is unhappy working at a salon owned by Norman, with whom he is constantly butting heads. In his first act of wanting finally to be a grown up, George wants to open his own salon, but doesn't have the financial resources to do it, and no bank will lend him money ... Written by Huggo

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In a town where anything goes, everything does in this funny bedroom farce. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Warren Beatty claims the idea to set the story during the 1968 election night at a Republican Party party was his own. See more »

Goofs

Coca-Cola can George drinks from while chatting with Lorna is a post 1968 design. See more »

Quotes

Norman: I want you to learn to collect for the coffee, George. Learn to nickel-and-dime. You're going to end up without a pot to pee in.
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Crazy Credits

In opening credits, horror film producer/actor William Castle is billed as "Bill Castle," but in end credits is back to "William Castle." See more »

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Featured in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Wouldn't It Be Nice
(1966) (uncredited)
Music by Brian Wilson
Lyrics by Tony Asher, Mike Love and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
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The film portrays its women, perhaps in a questionable way, accompanied by awareness of their way of life…

A day in the life of a Southern California hairstylist (Beatty) as he beds three women (Christie, Hawn and Lee Grant) while at the same time trying to seek a loan from businessman Lester (Oscar nominee Jack Warden) to help him open his own salon… His world soon starts to fall apart as he realizes what he fervently wishes in life and the limitations of his cheerful posture toward others…

Lee Grant won an Oscar for playing Lester's bored wife who can't seem to take her eyes off Beatty, and even her nymphet daughter (a young Carrie Fisher) desperately wanted him to be engaging in reciprocal sex… Grant's actually quite jovial and adorable in her role as we heartily feel for her character near the climax…

Warren Beatty appears either excitable or distracted through most of the story… He lies, hides, and denies facts, doing whatever it takes to make everyone happy...

If you like to see Julie Christie notoriously fellating Beatty underneath an elegant dinner table… well don't miss this funny sex comedy which received four Oscar nominations…


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