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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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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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Comedy | Drama

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$49,407,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,000,000
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

After George cuts Jackie's hair, her formerly streaked tresses are all a uniform blonde tint although he has not colored her hair. See more »

Quotes

Jill: You know what George did the other night? He wakes me up at 2 o'clock in the morning, just to do my hair.
Jackie Shawn: Why?
Jill: I don't know! I don't know. He just woke me up and he said, "Come on, get up, I'm gonna make you the grooviest looking chick in this town."
Jackie Shawn: So, what did you do?
Jill: Well, I looked at him and I said, "George, if you love me, I am the grooviest little chick in this town."
Jackie Shawn: Did he cut your hair?
Jill: No. We didn't get around to that.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)
(1963) (uncredited)
Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Performed by The Cookies
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Classy porn? Not quite, but "Shampoo" represents a breakdown of studio taboos
31 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Kaleidoscopic comedy-drama about a Beverly Hills hairdresser/womanizer on Election Eve-1968, his life complicated by women, his ex-girlfriend's current lover (whose wife is another "client"), and the perplexing responsibilities facing a man in his thirties. It's not half as daring as it was in 1975, but the performances are excellent, the acerbic script funny, callow, and nakedly emotional. Warren Beatty is not your typical lothario; great pains were taken to make this motorcycle-riding stud both sensitive and shallow, caring and inept, bumbling and suave. Beatty is the ultimate seducer one minute, an exposed fool the next. Lee Grant won Supporting Actress Oscar as Jack Warden's sex-starved wife, but all the acting is on an equal level. Has some brash moments, some dull ones (a political dinner sequence goes on too long), but much local color and dark-hued humor. **1/2 from ****


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