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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 »

Director:

Mary Harron

Writers:

Jeremiah Newton (book), Diane Tucker (research) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lili Taylor ... Valerie Jean Solanas
Jared Harris ... Andy Warhol
Martha Plimpton ... Stevie
Lothaire Bluteau ... Maurice Girodias
Anna Levine ... Iris (as Anna Thomson)
Peter Friedman ... Alan Burke
Tahnee Welch ... Viva
Jamie Harrold ... Jackie Curtis
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Gerard Malanga (as Donovan Leitch)
Michael Imperioli ... Ondine
Reg Rogers ... Paul Morrisey (as Reg Rodgers)
Bill Sage ... Tom Baker
Jill Hennessy ... Laura
Coco McPherson Coco McPherson ... Brigid Berlin
Myriam Cyr ... 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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ela Baleou Andy Warhol See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,814,290
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers were given permission to reproduce some of Andy Warhol's paintings and silk screens for the set, but they had to destroy them after filming. See more »

Goofs

In a segment taking place just weeks before she shoots Andy Warhol in June 1968, Valerie Solanas and Candy Darling watch the Miss America pageant on TV, an event which is actually held in September. See more »

Quotes

Candy Darling: I have always found that socially unacceptable people make the best lovers because they are more sensitive.
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Connections

References I a Man (1967) See more »

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Do You Believe in Magic
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of RCA Special Products
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The Valerie Solanis Story.
22 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee 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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