The first major profile of the American Pop Art cult leader after his death in 1987 covers the whole of his life and work through interviews, clips from his films, and conversations with ... See full summary »



On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman
Stars: Joan Agajanian Quinn, Jean Michel Basquiat, Irving Blum
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton
Chelsea Girls (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol
Stars: Brigid Berlin, Randy Borscheidt, Christian Päffgen
Lupe (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Based on the life (and death) of actress Lupe Velez, it was the last film Edie Sedgwick made with Andy Warhol (excluding portions of '****')

Director: Andy Warhol
Stars: Billy Name, Edie Sedgwick
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian
Commando (1985)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya


Credited cast:
John Giorno ...
Brigid Berlin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Bockris ...
Bob Colacello ...
Ivan Karp ...
Gerard Malanga ...
Billy Name ...
Ondine ...
Herself (archive footage)
Joe Simon ...
James Warhola ...
Himself (as Jamie Warhola)


The first major profile of the American Pop Art cult leader after his death in 1987 covers the whole of his life and work through interviews, clips from his films, and conversations with his family and superstar friends. Andy Warhol, the son of poor Czech immigrants, grew up in the industrial slums of Pittsburgh while dreaming of Hollywood stars. He went on to become a star himself. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

9 June 1987 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Features Chelsea Girls (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Warhol: A "Famous For 15-Minutes" Flake
1 April 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I have never liked 1960's pop artist Andy Warhol. And now, after watching him in this documentary, I dislike him even more than ever.

From my personal viewpoint, I think that Warhol was a despicable, snivelling suck who, because the times were what they were, hit it super-lucky and went on to become a pop culture icon without rightfully earning that celebrated status.

If you ask me - Warhol never had an original idea in his life. He was the ultimate rip-off artist who shamelessly plagiarized and borrowed heavily from others.

In every interview presented in this documentary, Warhol repeatedly came across as being the dullest, most inarticulate subject imaginable. He had zero-charisma. He was as drab and colourless as his "art" was repetitive and redundant.

As I understand it - Not only was Warhol an annoyingly eccentric flake, but he was also a callous, vicious, little control-freak who manipulated those who worked for him and got them to do all of the tedious tasks like silk-screening, etc., etc., while he sat around whining and bitching, non-stop.

I mean, all you have to do is take a real good look at Andy in this documentary to clearly see that he wasn't a nice person at all. Warhol's looks were so utterly creepy that it's more than enough to make one's skin crawl. (Hey! I won't even begin to talk about those absolutely hideous wig he wore!)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what was that song in the movie? nycsounddesign
Discuss Andy Warhol (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page