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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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5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 film was originally planned as a documentary, but the filmmakers found almost no footage of Solanas or anyone to speak about her. See more »

Goofs

While Valerie is in revolutionary guy's apartment, we hear "Kick Out The Jams" by the MC5 cranking on the stereo. This scene takes place in June 1968. This very well-known MC5 recording, however, was not recorded until October 30 or 31, 1968 (according to the liner notes), and released in 1969. 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) See more »

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Demons
Written by Georgia Hubley (as G. Hubley) and Ira Kaplan (as I. Kaplan)
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Courtesy of Matador Records
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The Valerie Solanis Story.
22 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) was an interesting movie that I saw on satellite t.v. a few years ago. The movie was about the lesbian neo-feminist and founder of S.C.U.M. Valerie Solanis (Lili Taylor). She's an aspiring writer who's trying to fit in the mid sixties lifestyle of New York City. Valerie lives with her sometimes lover (Martha Plimpton) and co-worker. The two turn tricks, roll certain customers and hang out with a transvestite named Candy Darling (Stephen Dorff). One day Candy suggests to Valerie that she meet with Andy Warhol (Jared Harris). The rest is history. Michael Imperioli co-stars as a very catty Ondine, Tahnee Welch guest stars as Viva and Donovan Leitch appears as Gerald Malanga.

If you want to see how Warhol's "Factory" and it's atmosphere then this is the movie you want to see. Jared Harris was perfect as Andy Warhol and Lili Taylor made Valerie Solanis into a tragic person who's life was filled with madness and heartbreak. I was also impressed with Stephen Dorff, I never knew how great of an actor he has become. This movie is perfect and ideal for those who always wanted to know what happened to Warhol during the late sixties and how his life and attitudes were changed forever.

Highly recommended.


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