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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »

Director:

Jed Johnson

Writers:

Pat Hackett (story and screenplay), George Abagnalo (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyrinda Foxe Cyrinda Foxe ... R.C.
Matthew Anton Matthew Anton ... Drugstore Boy
Cathy Roskam Cathy Roskam ... Drugstore Mother
Carroll Baker ... Hazel Aiken
Susan Tyrrell ... Mary Aiken
Mary Boylan Mary Boylan ... Grandmother
Gordon Oas-Heim ... Mr. Aiken
Perry King ... L.T.
Michael Forella Michael Forella ... Ice Cream Counterman
Kitty Bruce ... Karla
Tere Tereba Tere Tereba ... Ingrid Joyner
Renee Paris Renee Paris ... Sara Leachman
Stefania Casini ... P.G.
John H. Starke John H. Starke ... Joe Leachman (as John Starke)
Ruth Jaroslow Ruth Jaroslow ... Electrolysis Patient
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Storyline

Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Bad See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Factory Films (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ricky Nelson and Andy Warhol protégé Jackie Curtis were considered for the role ultimately played by Perry King. See more »

Goofs

When Mary changes her baby's diaper, the soiled portion of the garment is in the front, not the back as is always the case. See more »

Quotes

Sara Leachman: Uh, Mrs. Aiken, the hair in my nose is growing back again. I KNOW it's not your fault - it's MY nose! I mean, I just thought I'd mention it. GOD!
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut for its UK cinema release to remove all closeup footage of pornographic magazine material, and to edit the finger removal scene and shots of a dead baby. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 3 (2014) See more »

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It's Just A Lot of Outrageous Fun!
11 February 2006 | by str8tubedSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite films. Such a great parody about "good" and "evil". Carroll Bakker is outstanding. It also gives some great insights as to what it was like to live in NYC in the late 1970s. Fantabulous! It's a story about a mom who does odd jobs for the mafia. She "opens the channels between you and a client." The jobs range from messing up a bathroom in a diner, to killing a dog for a vicious lesbian. In the end though, her karma catches up with her. She always uses women to do her dirty work, and the one time that she uses a (hot) male who she's sexually attracted to, her entire world falls apart. Women are easier because they are inherently more vicious. Please watch this film. It's an outstanding slice of life movie.


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