I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

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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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4 April 1999 | SKG-2
9
| Better than I thought it would be
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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Release Date:

1 May 1996

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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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