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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | | Biography, Drama | 1 May 1996 (USA)
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This is the 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. After many times of ignoring her, Valerie shot him.

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Mary Harron

Writers:

Jeremiah Newton (book), Diane Tucker (research) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lili Taylor ... Valerie Jean Solanas
Jared Harris ... Andy Warhol
Martha Plimpton ... Stevie
Lothaire Bluteau ... Maurice Girodias
Anna Thomson ... Iris
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Hugh Masekela's "Grazing in the Grass" is being played at the party in The Factory. The scene takes place in 1967, but the song was not recorded until March 1968. 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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The More I See You
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
Performed by Chris Montez
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Better than I thought it would be
4 April 1999 | by SKG-2See 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Shot Andy Warhol See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,053, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$1,875,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,875,527
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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