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Shampoo (1975)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 13 March 1975 (USA)
Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.

Director:

Hal Ashby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... George
Julie Christie ... Jackie
Goldie Hawn ... Jill
Lee Grant ... Felicia
Jack Warden ... Lester
Tony Bill ... Johnny Pope
George Furth ... Mr. Pettis
Jay Robinson ... Norman
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ... Mary
Luana Anders ... Devra
Randy Scheer Randy Scheer ... Dennis
Susanna Moore Susanna Moore ... Gloria
Carrie Fisher ... Lorna
Mike Olton Mike Olton ... Ricci
Richard E. Kalk Richard E. Kalk ... Detective Younger
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Thirty-something George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairdresser, who spends as much time sleeping with his female clients as he does doing their hair. Whether they want to admit it, all the women in his life are on the most part aware that they are are not the only one with whom he is sleeping. And some, such as the wealthy and married Felicia Karpf, have a stronger emotional dependence on George than they would like to admit. George's current girlfriend is Jill, an up and coming actress. Jill's best friend is Jackie Shawn, one of George's old girlfriends who left him because he couldn't make a true commitment to her. In turn, Jackie is currently having an affair with Lester Karpf, Felicia's wealthy businessman husband. George is unhappy working at a salon owned by Norman, with whom he is constantly butting heads. In his first act of wanting finally to be a grown up, George wants to open his own salon, but doesn't have the financial resources to do it, and no bank will lend him money ... Written by Huggo

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Your hairdresser does it better... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holivudski frizer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,407,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

The Coca-Cola can George drinks from whilst chatting with Lorna is a post 1968 design. See more »

Quotes

Lorna: Did you hear me?
George Roundy: Yeah.
Lorna: Well are you? Are you queer?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, horror film producer/actor William Castle is billed as "Bill Castle," but in the end credits he is back to "William Castle." See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer Scissorhands (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Manic Depression
(1967) (uncredited)
Written and Performed by Jimi Hendrix
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Classy porn? Not quite, but "Shampoo" represents a breakdown of studio taboos
31 July 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Kaleidoscopic comedy-drama about a Beverly Hills hairdresser/womanizer on Election Eve-1968, his life complicated by women, his ex-girlfriend's current lover (whose wife is another "client"), and the perplexing responsibilities facing a man in his thirties. It's not half as daring as it was in 1975, but the performances are excellent, the acerbic script funny, callow, and nakedly emotional. Warren Beatty is not your typical lothario; great pains were taken to make this motorcycle-riding stud both sensitive and shallow, caring and inept, bumbling and suave. Beatty is the ultimate seducer one minute, an exposed fool the next. Lee Grant won Supporting Actress Oscar as Jack Warden's sex-starved wife, but all the acting is on an equal level. Has some brash moments, some dull ones (a political dinner sequence goes on too long), but much local color and dark-hued humor. **1/2 from ****


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