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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels  »

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

Kathleen Turner went on to play V.I. Warshawski on BBC radio. See more »

Goofs

Late in the film, Victoria "V.I." Warshawski (Kathleen Turner) returns to Smeissen's (Wayne Knight) hideout to get some information out of him. She goes upstairs to his office and, as a warning, fires her gun at a bowl of walnuts sitting on his desk. The film cuts to a reaction shot of Smeissen, then back to the wide shot. Several items on the desk have moved on their own. Most notably, the red file folder has gone from sitting under the bowl of walnuts to sitting next to it. The phone straightened itself out, and the walnuts that flew out of the bowl have drastically changed positions. See more »

Quotes

Victoria "V.I." Warshawski: When in doubt, hesitate!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

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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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What could have been.....
13 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

A film that was disappointing yet, had potential. I would have loved to had seen KATHLEEN TURNERS character in a different story, filled with seedy lowlifes, gritty city landscapes and tough talk while getting to the bottom of a murder or something. There is something appealing about a female action hero who can hold her own against sexist men in a verbal or physical fight. Instead we have A TEAMISH scenes of her knocking guys off of boats with firehoses etc. Why can't the proverbial hardboiled P.I. be a woman? Sexism and leary looks by "I can't keep my hands to myself men" makes for good drama in a movie about a woman private dick who doesn't have one yet talks like she does, in a world run by men. Something to think about...watchable but like the FINAL COUNTDOWN not all it could have been.


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