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Director:
Writers:
Robert Towne (written by) and
Warren Beatty (written by)
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Release Date:
13 March 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Your hairdresser does it better... See more »
Plot:
Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The film portrays its women, perhaps in a questionable way, accompanied by awareness of their way of life… See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warren Beatty ... George

Julie Christie ... Jackie

Goldie Hawn ... Jill

Lee Grant ... Felicia

Jack Warden ... Lester

Tony Bill ... Johnny Pope

George Furth ... Mr. Pettis
Jay Robinson ... Norman
Ann Weldon ... Mary

Luana Anders ... Devra
Randy Scheer ... Dennis
Susanna Moore ... Gloria

Carrie Fisher ... Lorna
Mike Olton ... Ricci
Richard E. Kalk ... Detective Younger
Ronald Dunas ... Nate
Hal Buckley ... Kenneth
Jack Bernardi ... Izzy

William Castle ... Sid Roth

Brad Dexter ... Senator East
Doris Packer ... Rozalind
Faye Michael Nuell ... Norma (as Faye Nuell)

Howard Hesseman ... Red Dog
Cherie Latimer ... Girl in Car (as Cheri Latimer)
George Justin ... Producer
Lesley Evans ... Secretary
Brunetta Barnett ... Mona
Joan Marshall ... Mrs. Schumann
Kathleen Miller ... Anjanette
Janice Baker ... Model #1
April Ross ... Model #2
Paula Warner ... Model #3
Luis Delgado ... Waiter at Bistro
Dina Ousley ... Hairdresser
Mack Eden ... Hairdresser

Daryl Keith Roach ... Boy at Party (as Daryl Roach)
Melinda Smith ... Twin #1
Constance Smith ... Twin #2
Sean Walsh ... Boy with Twins
Gary Marsh ... Boy #1

Andrew Stevens ... Boy #2
Colleen Brennan ... Painted Lady (as Sharon Kelly)
Larry Bischof ... Guest
Don Ames ... Guest

Wally Crowder ... Malone's Delivery Boy
Cynthia Wood ... Beauty Shop Customer
Jamie Cannon ... Beauty Shop Customer (as Jimmie Cannon)
Susie Ewing ... Beauty Shop Customer (as Susan McIver)
Kimberly McGowen ... Beauty Shop Customer
Gail Landry ... Beauty Shop Customer
Annalee Coyle ... Beauty Shop Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spiro Agnew ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Susan Blakely ... Girl on Street (uncredited)
David Brinkley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Howard Culver ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Chet Huntley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michelle Phillips ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... White-Haired Man at Party (uncredited)

Robert Towne ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Ashby 
 
Writing credits
Robert Towne (written by) and
Warren Beatty (written by)

Produced by
Warren Beatty .... producer
Charles H. Maguire .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Simon (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones (film editor)
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
W. Stewart Campbell 
 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines 
 
Costume Design by
Anthea Sylbert 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hairdressing
E. Thomas Case .... makeup (as Tom Case)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Charles H. Maguire .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Art Levinson .... first assistant director
Ron Wright .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Bill Parks .... construction coordinator (as William Parks)
Eugene Acker .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Joe Acord .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Cliff Bernay .... lead man (uncredited)
James Resh .... set designer (uncredited)
Robert Resh .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Glass .... sound rerecording
Robert Knudson .... sound rerecording
Tom Overton .... production sound
Dan Wallin .... sound rerecording
Frank E. Warner .... sound editor (as Frank Warner)
 
Stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt double: Warren Beatty (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Rich Aguilar)
Leonard Lookabaugh .... key grip (as Len Lookabaugh)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Robert C. Thomas .... camera operator
Rick Borchardt .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Paul Caven .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ray De La Motte .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Romeo Di Santis .... best boy (uncredited)
Ron Mertus .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Nakamura .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Pete G. Papanickolas .... second grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thalia Phillips .... wardrobe: women's
Laurie Riley .... wardrobe: men's
 
Editorial Department
Robert Barrere .... assistant film editor (as Robert Barrère)
Don Zimmerman .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Phil Ramone .... music advisor
Patrick Williams .... orchestrated by: original music (as Pat Williams)
 
Transportation Department
James Thornsberry .... transportation (as James W. Thornsberry)
Gene Clinesmith .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Helen L. Feibelmann .... production assistant
Robert Jiras .... assistant to the producer
Ralph M. Leo .... controller
Doe Mayer .... research
Meta Rebner .... continuity (as Meta Wilde)
Joel Schwartz .... research
Gene Shacove .... technical consultant
Barbara Spitz .... production secretary
Carrie White .... technical consultant
Sheila Woodland .... production secretary
Dave Miller .... first aid (uncredited)
Ron Webber .... craft service (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
109 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) (1993) (2000) | USA:R (PCA #24193) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
Loosely based on "The Country Wife," a Restoration comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley, whose protagonist Horner feigns impotence in order to be allowed into the company of married women, who he then seduces. George in "Shampoo" would be considered non-threatening due to the stereotype that hair-dressers are gay, such as the scene in Jackie's bathroom when Lester walks in and the bistro sequence when George is fluffing Lester's hair. "Shampoo" only retains a distant reflection of the Horner character, but reportedly, the screenplay was inspired by the 1969 Chichester Festival production, according to a 2003 edition of the play edited by James Ogden.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Coca-Cola can George drinks from while chatting with Lorna is a post 1968 design.See more »
Quotes:
[to George]
Jill:You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!
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Soundtrack:
Wouldn't It Be NiceSee more »

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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The film portrays its women, perhaps in a questionable way, accompanied by awareness of their way of life…, 7 July 2007

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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