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V.I. Warshawski (1991)

A female PI babysitting for a boyfriend gets stuck with his daughter and the case of her murdered father.

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Cast

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Vic
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Murray
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Lt. Mallory
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Kat
Nancy Paul ...
Paige
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels  »

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Box Office

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$11,128,309 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

[last lines]
Murray Ryerson: Vic, about that blonde.
Victoria "V.I." Warshawski: Murray, have you ever seen what I can do with a nutcracker?
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Connections

Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 1 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz G Flat Major, Or 70, No. 1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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2 Thumbs Up!!
20 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

V.I. Warshawski is my all-time favorite movie, and I don't know why people keep butchering it so bad. It's an intriguing mystery that pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the end.

Kathleen Turner shines as detective Victoria Warshawksi whom is hired by the 13 year old girl, Kat, she is babysitting to find out who murdered her father. With suspects at every corner, Vic doesn't know who to trust and who not to. Kat joins forces with Vic in a more helpful approach to the situation, getting information that Vic can't obtain herself eliminating suspects and narrowing it down to one. The ending will blow your mind, as it isn't expected.

Filmed on Chicago's waterfront, V.I. Warshawski delivers the goods for intrigue, mystery, and top notch action! If you haven't seen it, give it a chance. It's worth the 1.99 rental price - don't listen to anyone who says this movie unbearable to watch because it's an outstanding film and one of Kathleen Turner's best.


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