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Shampoo -- Wicked social satire about a sexy male hairdresser that does more than hair. Warren Beatty lampoonshis own womanizer reputation in this feature concerned only with who is "doing" who and the superficial appearances of the upper class of Beverly Hills set against election day for the 1968 Presidential election.


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Release Date:
13 March 1975 (USA) See more »
Your hairdresser does it better... See more »
Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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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 
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 .... hairdresser
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
Clifford C. Coleman .... first assistant director (uncredited)
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)
Benjamin Resella .... scenic designer (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)
Dennis Jones .... boom operator (uncredited)
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
Laurie Riley .... wardrobe: men
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 .... orchestrator: 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 .... researcher
Meta Rebner .... continuity (as Meta Wilde)
Joel Schwartz .... researcher
Gene Shacove .... technical consultant
Barbara Spitz .... production secretary
Carrie White .... technical consultant
Sheila Woodland .... production secretary
Dave Miller .... first aid (uncredited)
Ron Weber .... craft service (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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109 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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Carrie Fisher's screen debut.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
George Roundy:Maybe it means I don't love them. Maybe it means I don't love you, I don't know. No one's going to tell me that I don't like them.See more »
Movie Connections:
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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
70's movie-making at its best, 3 April 2006
Author: mbhuens1 from United States

An almost perfect balance showing at once the beauty and shallowness of Los Angeles and those who live there. The film is famous for being about Lothario, but the film is really about a cultural malaise that is Los Angeles. The movie industry has infected everyone in Los Angeles and as a result, you can't get your car repaired without hearing some namedropping (especially today, but even back in 1968) and velvet rope sightings.

Some people seem content to try and write off this film as a Hollywood porn film, but it's much more than that. Porn is cheap and often mechanical. Shampoo is full of rich characters and the story, as it should, has the tangles of wet hair. How often has you seen a film where you look forward to each scene? To know what the characters will do next? Shampoo at its center, has Beatty, playing both a fictional character, and to some I'm sure, a bit of the ladies man he was in the public eye for years and years. (Actually, the character is based on a real hairdresser who had a sad ending, being murdered in the terrible Manson murders along with Sharon Tate.) The film not only entertains, but deepens with time. (Anyone, whether here or on other sites, tries to compare movies made years ago with movies today, is either naive or terribly arrogant. Would you hold Wuthering Heights next to Saw? Would you compare Nat King Cole to Marilyn Manson? All were or are popular, so what's the difference? Plenty, I doubt most Blacks would like to go back in time and compare the civil rights laws, if even existed, to today's laws.) Besides Beatty, there are many other fine performances, from Lee Grant, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Tony Bill, Carrie Fisher, Jack Warden among others. Restored on DVD, it's a very good watching experience now as well.

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