Andy Warhol's Bad

Andy Warhol's Bad

Director: Jed Johnson Cast: Carroll Baker, Perry King, Susan Tyrrell

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The final film released under the Andy Warhol moniker (which Warhol executive produced) is a much more polished affair than Flesh, Trash or Heat, but preserves the oddball wit and eccentric flair that made those films so memorable. Directed by Warhol film editor Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol's Bad focuses on Hazel Aiken, a New York housewife who has to support a houseful of relatives on her own. She pays the bills by operating an electrolysis service out of her home and also by running a murder-for-hire service staffed exclusively by women that specializes in unsavory jobs like killing children and house pets. As a result of her latter job, she has to deal with unwanted attention from Detective Hughes, a corrupt cop who wants her to surrender one of her employees so he can make an arrest. Hazel's complex life grows even more difficult with the arrival of her nephew J.T. (Perry King), a sleazy layabout who wants to join her hit squad. As the bodies pile up around her, Hazel discovers that her cold-blooded take on capitalism and family values comes with a price she didn't imagine. Andy Warhol's Bad differs from previous Warhol productions because of its higher production values and Hollywood-friendly casting, but retains its sense of underground credibility thanks to a wild story line that trashes every taboo in arm's reach to create a memorably bizarre satire. Some sources erroneously list the year of release in 1971; it was in fact produced in 1976 and issued to theaters by Roger Corman's New World Pictures in 1977. The MPAA classified that version of the film with an X. It was later reedited to receive an R, which is the version available on video. ~ Donald Guarisco

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
UPC: 0827421000071
Original Release: 1977
Rating: R
Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 29,118

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carroll Baker Mrs. Aiken
Perry King L.T.
Susan Tyrrell Mary Aiken
Stefania Casini P.G.
Cyrinda Foxe R.C.
Mary Boylan Grandmother
Tere Tereba Ingrid Joyner
Brigid Polk Estelle
Susan Blond Young Mother
Maria Smith Marsha
Geraldine Smith Glenda
Lawrence Tierney O'Reilly
Renee Paris Leachmans
Kitty Bruce Karla
Richard Cummings Street Kid
Jane Forth Screaming Passer-by
Tito Goya Manuel Rivera
Tamara Horrocks Angry Mother
Ruth Jaroslow Electrolysis Patient
Charles McGregor Det. Hughes
Tom Quinn Man Buying Newspaper
Michael Sullivan Some Schmuck
Charles Welch Blind Newsdealer

Technical Credits
Jed Johnson Director
Michael Bloomfield Score Composer
John Boxer Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Christians Costumes/Costume Designer
David McKenna Editor
Alan Metzger Cinematographer
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Gene Rudolf Production Designer
Elisabeth Ann Seley Costumes/Costume Designer
Franca Silvi Editor
Andy Warhol Executive Producer
Fred C. Weiler Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bad
1. Opening Credits [3:08]
2. A New Day [14:18]
3. The Job [11:07]
4. It's Done [9:55]
5. She Looks Frustrated [16:11]
6. A Night Out [11:06]
7. Burnt Theatre [6:46]
8. Crying Baby [4:07]
9. Late Night Activity [11:49]
10. What Did You Call Me? [9:41]

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