Bad (1977)

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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyrinda Foxe ...
Matthew Anton ...
Drugstore Boy
Cathy Roskam ...
Drugstore Mother
Mary Boylan ...
Gordon Oas-Heim ...
Michael Forella ...
Ice Cream Counterman
Kitty Bruce ...
Tere Tereba ...
Ingrid Joyner
Renee Paris ...
Sara Leachman
Stefania Casini ...
John H. Starke ...
Joe Leachman (as John Starke)
Ruth Jaroslow ...


Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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20 January 1977 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Bad  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Vivian Vance also turned down the role of Hazel. She felt it would damage her image among fans who flocked to theaters to see her whenever she appeared in a play. See more »


When Mary changes her baby's diaper, the soiled portion of the garment is in the front, not the back as is always the case. See more »


Mary Aiken: [sees the dead body and drops the baby] Who did that?
Detective Hughes: [smiles] I don't know. But if you find out, you call me. You know my name, don't you?
Mary Aiken: No.
Detective Hughes: [takes address book of the counter] I'm listed.
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Referenced in Balling for Dollar$ (1980) See more »

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"ANDY WARHOL'S BAD" a "Cheezyflick"? You must be kidding!
19 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just watched the DVD of "Andy Warhol's Bad" manufactured by Cheezyflix. Their Statement of Purpose, before the film begins, informs us that they specialize in films with only the poorest of production values, direction, acting, scripts, etc.

I have always considered "Andy Warhol's Bad" to be a film of considerable merit; an indictment of our sick society that was ahead of it's time, with strange performances befitting the characters, a literate script with the darkest humor I had ever encountered, fine direction, cinematography, and production design. In the Spring of 1977 I first saw this film at the Filmex Film Festival in Los Angeles. This festival was hardly the type to show the caliber of trash Cheezyflix specializes in. (Filmex premiered Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" the same year.) I also recall that Vincent Canby, in his New York Times review, was very respectful of "Andy Warhol's Bad".

I am appalled that Cheezyflix has this film in their inventory. How unjust that the typical Cheezyflix audience, that takes pleasure in ridiculing inept, inane films, is now being encouraged to regard "Andy Warhol's Bad" as something to demean.

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