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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | | Biography, Drama | 1 May 1996 (USA)
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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 »

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... Valerie Jean Solanas
... Andy Warhol
... Stevie
... Maurice Girodias
... Iris (as Anna Thomson)
... Alan Burke
... Viva
... Jackie Curtis
... Gerard Malanga (as Donovan Leitch)
... Ondine
... Paul Morrisey (as Reg Rodgers)
... Tom Baker
... Laura
Coco McPherson ... Brigid Berlin
... Ultra Violet
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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 produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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You only get one shot at fame.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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1 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ela Baleou Andy Warhol  »

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$1,814,290
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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 »

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At the conclusion of the film, it states that Valerie Solanas died in 1989. In fact, she dies in 1988, just a few weeks after she turned 52. See more »

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Andy Warhol: So Candy, how often do you get your period?
Candy Darling: Every day. I'm such a woman!
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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I'll Keep It with Mine
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bettie Serveert
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Better than I thought it would be
4 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Lili Taylor, as I think I've said here before, is one of my favorite actresses, but I have to admit I was hesitant about seeing this film, especially when a friend told me he found it overrated. I have a hard time with people who type people in general terms, and this movie seemed, at first, to say "All men are scum." And the opening 15-30 minutes seem to indicate this is just going to be a rant. However, you do gradually get to empathize with all the people involved, and you do get an idea of how things were at that time. Taylor and Jared Harris were fine as Valerie Solanas and Andy Warhol, respectively, but the real surprise for me was Stephen Dorff as Candy Darling. I've never thought much of Dorff, but he really shone through here, refusing to stereotype Candy or inject too much pathos.


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