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1 May 1996 (USA) See more »
You only get one shot at fame.
Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lili Taylor ... Valerie Jean Solanas

Jared Harris ... Andy Warhol

Martha Plimpton ... Stevie

Lothaire Bluteau ... Maurice Girodias

Anna Levine ... Iris (as Anna Thomson)

Peter Friedman ... Alan Burke

Tahnee Welch ... Viva

Jamie Harrold ... Jackie Curtis

Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Gerard Malanga (as Donovan Leitch)

Michael Imperioli ... Ondine

Reg Rogers ... Paul Morrisey (as Reg Rodgers)

Bill Sage ... Tom Baker

Jill Hennessy ... Laura
Coco McPherson ... Brigid Berlin

Myriam Cyr ... Ultra Violet
Danny Morgenstern ... Jeremiah Newton

Lola Pashalinski ... Psychiatrist

Lynn Cohen ... Hotel Earle Concierge

Craig Chester ... Fred Hughes

Stephen Dorff ... Candy Darling
James Lyons ... Billy Name

Lorraine Farris ... Susan

Victor Browne ... Danny

Billy Erb ... Rotten Rita
Kevin Rendon ... Amphetamine Head
Caroline Benezet-Brown ... Isabelle de Courcy

Anh Duong ... Comtesse de Courcy
Massimo Audiello ... Mario Amaya
Christina McKay ... Warhol Superstar 1
Eugenie Vincent ... Warhol Superstar 2
Georgia Hubley ... Party Band Member
Ira Kaplan ... Party Band Member
James McNew ... Party Band Member
Tara Key ... Party Band Member

Mark Margolis ... Louis Solanas

Dawn Didawick ... Waitress
Faith Geer ... Mrs. Warhola
Jeff Webster ... Assistant D.A. Lankler
Henry Cabot Beck ... Reporter 1
Christopher Cook ... Reporter 2

Edoardo Ballerini ... Editor of School Paper

Gabriel Mann ... Clean Cut Boy (as Gabriel Mick)

Marian Quinn ... Jean

John Ventimiglia ... John Who Likes Lesbians

Fenton Lawless ... John Who Likes Golf Shoes
Laura Ekstrand ... Marilyn

Michelle Hurst ... Nedicks Manager
Michael Stumm ... Chelsea Hotel Manager

Justin Theroux ... Mark

Eric Mabius ... Revolutionary No. 2

Isabel Gillies ... Alison

Davis Hall ... Alan Burke Show Director
Paco Juanas ... Flamenco Guitarist
Steve Itkin ... Police Chief on T.V.
Bill Lin ... Passerby Man

Debbon Ayer ... Passerby Girl 1
Anna Grace ... Passerby Girl 2
Daniel Haughey ... The Pornographer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joel Arandia ... Drag Queen (uncredited)

Rebecca Kramer ... Runaway (uncredited)
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas ... Press Operator (uncredited)
Vincent J. Mazella ... Waiter (uncredited)

Jennifer Miro ... Cornelia Guest (uncredited)

Charles Nassif ... Reporter (uncredited)

Gina Priano ... Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
Stan Tracy ... Maitre'd (uncredited)

Directed by
Mary Harron 
Writing credits
Jeremiah Newton (book: additional scenes dialogue from "The Letters and Diaries of Candy Darling, 1992")

Diane Tucker (research)

Mary Harron (written by) and
Daniel Minahan (written by)

Produced by
Tom Kalin .... producer
Pamela Koffler .... line producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
Anthony Wall .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Cale 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
Film Editing by
Keith Reamer 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Thérèse DePrez 
Set Decoration by
Diane Lederman 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson  (as David Robinson)
Makeup Department
Rob Benevides .... special makeup effects
Judy Chin .... makeup artist
Jane DiPersio .... additional makeup artist
Marjorie Durand .... key makeup artist
Angela Johnson .... additional makeup artist
Edward St. George .... hair designer
Production Management
Blair Breard .... unit production manager
Pamela Koffler .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey Lazar .... first assistant director
Daniel Minahan .... second unit director
Jody Solomon .... second assistant director
John M. Tyson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Annie Ballard .... property master
Stuart Berkowitz .... art intern
John Bruce .... art coordinator
Paul Etheredge .... lead man (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)
Dina Goldman .... assistant decorator
Tanya Greenblatt .... art department production assistant
Harlan Gruber .... carpenter
Magen Kauffman .... set dresser
Victoria Krasnakevich .... set dresser
Sarah Lavery .... assistant property master
Julio Lopez .... carpenter
Misho Stawnychy .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Harriet Fidlow .... adr editor
Jeanne Gilliland .... boom operator
Ron Kalish .... foley artist
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
John Marshall .... supervising mixer
David Novack .... re-recording mixer
Harry Peck Bolles .... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Tony V. Stevens .... consultant: Dolby
Robert Taz Larrea .... sound mixer
Alfredo D. Troche .... adr artist
Special Effects by
Joyce George .... special photography
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Beaman .... key grip
James J. Ferris .... grip
Russell Lee Fine .... photographer
Bill Foley .... still photographer
Joe Foley .... best boy grip
Nan Goldin .... special photography
Ashley Kimmet .... electrician
John C. Nadeau .... gaffer (as John Nadeau)
Toshiaki Ozawa .... grip
Simone Perusse .... best boy electric
Kate Phelan .... third electrician (as Kate M. Phelan)
Danya Reich .... second assistant camera
Antonio Rossi .... electrician
Kenji Tanaka .... camera production assistant
John Tanzer .... electrician
Ken Tanzer .... grip
Susanna Virtanen .... first assistant camera (as Indiana Montana)
Casting Department
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting
Jennifer McNamara .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dain I. Kalas .... costumer (as Dain Kalas)
Joan Kaufman .... assistant costume designer
Barbara Presar .... additional wardrobe
Laura Solin-Valdina .... wardrobe intern (as Laura Solin)
Wendy Van Dyke .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
May Kuckro .... assistant editor
Nicole Monte .... assistant editor
Merril Stern .... associate editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Location Management
Andy Clark .... assistant location manager
Genevieve Lohman .... location assistant
Thomas J. Whelan .... location manager
Music Department
Martin Brass .... score recordist
Patrick Derivaz .... assistant score recordist
Matt Donner .... assistant score recordist
James Flatto .... music editor
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Dave Soldier .... score arranger
Transportation Department
John Buchman .... driver (as John J. Buckman)
William K. Gaskins .... transportation captain
Thomas J. Weissler .... driver (as Thomas Weissler)
Other crew
Jewel Donohue .... production assistant
Matthew T. Gannon .... production associate: Playhouse International Pictures
Eva Kolodner .... production office coordinator
Kenneth M. Kroll .... production accountant
Molly Lewis .... key craft service
Billy Name .... creative advisor
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Kat Patterson .... production assistant
Katie Roumel .... assistant office coordinator
Susan Strine .... assistant accountant
René Veilleux .... key production assistant
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor (as Sheila G. Waldron)
John D. Genovese .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Ward Chamberlin .... thanks
Ahmet Ertegun .... thanks
Daniel Haughey .... special thanks
Georgia Hubley .... thanks
Ira Kaplan .... thanks
Andrew Leary .... thanks
Arthur Lee .... thanks
Milton Maldonado .... thanks (as Lt. Milton Maldonado)
Johnny Rivers .... thanks
Robin Urdang .... thanks

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The band "Yo La Tengo" appears briefly (along with their friend Tara Key of the band Antietam) as the Velvet Underground in the film.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: There are a couple of shots during the party at The Factory in which the camera crew can be seen reflected in the Mylar balloons.See more »
TV Reporter:Why do you spend your time making underground films?
Andy Warhol:It's easier than painting.
TV Reporter:Which painters do you like best?
Andy Warhol:Oh, all of them.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I Shot Andy Warhol, 25 March 2005
Author: cultfilmfan from Canada

I Shot Andy Warhol, is based on the true life story of Valerie Solanas, who was a female radical in the 60's and was a lesbian and very against men. She wrote a play and came to New York, with a friend of hers who is a drag queen named Candy Darling to meet Andy Warhol. Valerie, gives Andy Warhol's company (called the factor) her play and soon she comes back and talks to Andy about it and Andy gets her to star in a couple of movies that he directs. Soon, Valerie gets a place and meets a publisher who inspires her to write a novel about her revolution and he plans to publish it. But soon Valerie starts to get paranoid and thinks that Andy Warhol, has to much impact on her life and thinks that he and the book publisher are setting her up so she plans to make herself famous by shooting him. Andy Warhol survived the shooting but died several years later due to complications and Valerie, was sent to a mental hospital and was homeless for quite awhile until she died of pneumonia. Her book SCUM Manifesto, is now published all over the world. Winner of the award for Best Art Direction at The Gijon International Film Festival, The Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress (Lili Taylor, who plays Valerie Solanas) at The Seattle International Film Festival, The Best Actress Award at The Stockholm Film Festival and the special recognition for Lili Taylor at The Sundance Film Festival. I Shot Andy Warhol, has good direction, a good script, good performances from everybody involved, good original music, good cinematography and good production design. I Shot Andy Warhol, is a fascinating character study and a very interesting film. It shows the many different stages in a time of Valerie's life and it is compelling and played very well by Lili Taylor and all of the other actors. Also being a fan of Andy Warhol, I found the scenes with his factory and underground lifestyles with his films and art to be really interesting as well. This film shows a lot of different lifestyles and gives these characters interesting personalities and gives them good character development. The film is also a good looking film and looks like it probably would have back then. A very entertaining and fascinating look at an interesting person who you might not know of and of someone you do know of.

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