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V.I. Warshawski (1991)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  26 July 1991 (USA)
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A female PI babysitting for a boyfriend gets stuck with his daughter and the case of her murdered father.

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Vic
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Murray
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Lt. Mallory
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Kat
Nancy Paul ...
Paige
Frederick Coffin ...
Horton
Charles McCaughan ...
Trumble
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Boom-Boom
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Smeissen
Lynnie Godfrey ...
Sal
Anne Pitoniak ...
Lotty
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Mickey
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Philip Pugh
Tom Allard ...
Big Eddie
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Babe (as Michael G. Hagerty)
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Storyline

Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's daughter, Kat, and together they set out to crack the case. Written by Rob Hartill

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Killer eyes. Killer legs. Killer instincts. See more »


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Rated R for language and moments of violence | See all certifications »
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26 July 1991 (USA)  »

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V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels  »

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$11,128,309 (USA)
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In an interview, author Sara Paretsky was angry over an original script that had the independent female detective subordinate to a male counterpart for fear that a female character could not hold the lead role. See more »

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At the scene of the tugboat explosion, the fire engine is solid red. Chicago fire engines are painted a distinct black over red design. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: [to V.I. Warshawski, who's trying to get information from him] Now look, lady. This is Chicago: now everybody knows everything, but nobody knows nothin'.
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Referenced in High Heels and Low Lifes (2001) See more »

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She deserved so much better.
27 September 1998 | by (Corvallis, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Don't blame Kathleen Turner or Sara Paretsky for this tragedy. This is a case of a book that went to movie and was savaged in the process.

Turner does her best to make this disgusting script believable. What were the writers on when they wrote it?

Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski, a raven haired, Italian/Polish Chicago detective was wasted in this flop. The writers, or should I say butchers, took the characters from three separate Paretsky books, threw them into one story, and used the plot from a separate Paretsky novel.

Barely watchable, one can only pray that Warshawski will get another chance on the screen someday.


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