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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.

Director:

Jeff Kanew

Writers:

Sara Paretsky ('V.I. Warshawski' novels), Edward Taylor (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Turner ... Vic
Jay O. Sanders ... Murray
Charles Durning ... Lt. Mallory
Angela Goethals ... Kat
Nancy Paul Nancy Paul ... Paige
Frederick Coffin ... Horton
Charles McCaughan ... Trumble
Stephen Meadows ... Boom-Boom
Wayne Knight ... Smeissen
Lynnie Godfrey ... Sal
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Lotty
Stephen Root ... Mickey
Robert Clotworthy ... Philip Pugh
Tom Allard Tom Allard ... Big Eddie
Mike Hagerty ... 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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Taglines:

V.I. Warshawski: A private detective with a name as tough as she is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and moments of violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,603,338, 28 July 1991

Gross USA:

$11,128,309

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,128,309
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Victoria "V.I." Warshawski: Never underestimate a man's ability to underestimate a woman.
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Connections

Referenced in High Heels and Low Lifes (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh Wah Ooh
Written by Barbara L. Jordan (as Barbara Jordan), Carl Sealove and Gary Tigerman
Performed by Saundra Alexander (as Saundra "Pan" Alexander)
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User Reviews

Beauty, Brains, Story and Great one-liners!
28 July 2001 | by mike704See all my reviews

I keep thinking the other people who have commented on this movie saw a different movie than I did. I totally enjoyed it, Kathleen Turner delivers a wisecrack better than anyone and her mocking laugh in the bathtub scene is too much! She shows her vulnerable side yet you know that V.I. can take care of herself when she has to. The foul mouthed little girl made me cringe a little with her first words in the movie. The chemistry between V.I. and the girl works for me. Randy Edleman's music for the movie really delivers as well. My test of a film really centers on the characters. If I like the characters and care about them that's usually enough. This film has a story which is more than I can say for other more popular films. I would give it 4 stars out of 5.


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