V.I. Warshawski

V.I. Warshawski

Streaming Video - 1991
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When brute force isn't enough to handle the human sludge of the Chicago underworld, Private Investigator V.I. warshawski pulls out two of her most lethal weapons -- powerful charm and the skill of a woman who knows all the right moves. A tough-talking, fiercely independent, sexy P.I., with a weakness for pretty shoes, Warshawski is armed with brains and seductive sex appeal. When pushed to the edge, Warshawski can play hardball with the windy city's most wanted, including a cold-blooded killer who has murdered Boom-Boom Grafalk, an ex-hockey player who has caught her eye. A just cause is reason enough for Warshawski to take on a new case, and when Boom-Boom's 13-year-old daughter Kat retains the detective to ferret out her father's killer, V.I. uncovers a startling conspiracy for murder and money.
Publisher: [United States] : Hollywood Pictures, 1991.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
video file, rda

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jimg2000
Apr 25, 2019

A 1991 film adaptation of Sara Paretsky's 1984 novel Deadlock (1984) with antagonist "V. I." Warshawski, a private investigator from Chicago. Crime dramedy and Kathleen Turner (Warshawski) is a female version of tough but humorous cops like Bruce Willis (Die Hard) and Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon.) Excellent aerial shots of Chicago circa 1991, fun and likeable characters. Above all, enjoyed Turner's perfect executions of groin hits with top of her foot... Ouchiieee!

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Courier2003
Apr 22, 2019

An old movie. Was good to see Turner and Durning, a World War II vet. Script not too realistic. Too many "F" bombs by a teenager

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ilovewhippets
Feb 10, 2019

Entertaining, fun Movie! Good story and wonderful acting! Light P.I. Detective story with a strong female role! Some romance, and lots of action, etc! Definitely watchable!

i think this movie, despite it's R rating, is kinda entertaining and fun
and also has moments where it is very positive for a PG-13 viewer

on the left half of the movie, you have a bunch of crooks who are so rude and just cause a bunch of mayhem
that, she just comes in, and busts these ppl
where as, on the more positive charming half of the story, she has her kid with her, shes dating a guy, and litterly its kinda silly to have these crooks bully her when she is supposed to be looking after her kid and talking to a guy

if this film had been a PG-13, Heres how this film would have played out better, from my point of view: the language would at least be Toned down, the violence would at least be toned down so it didn't scare her kid, the Romantic comedy situations would be increased so that the guy would have at least had a chance to take warshawski
to see a movie with her kid
and the comedy probably would have been increased so that, these crooks would have been taken down better probably because if the kid had done some silly pranks to help warshawski take down these crooks like the wayne knight character,
then at least it would be decent

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Ferrous1
Jul 22, 2018

Take a hard-boiled Dashiell Hammett/Chandler-esque detective story (if rather more bland and predictable), update it a little with a female lead and a precocious, foul mouthed child side-kick, and basically you’ve got this movie. Subtle and nuanced it is not; got bored halfway through.

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jimg2000
May 07, 2019

Some quotes in IMDb including this zinger:

Victoria "V.I." Warshawski: What's that? Your IQ, or the size of your dick?

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Here are just a few more left off in IMDb, likely the film was a flop at the box office:

You are perfect for the job.
-Why's that?
You're a female dick, right?
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I caught him in bed with a redhead.
-The man is a slut. Have libido, will travel.
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The right lipstick and great shoes make a gal feel anything is possible.
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You... a detective? You got a good bod... but dad usually likes them younger. You sure you're not fccking him?
-How about a mouthful of soap?
Are you some kind of nun?
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What happened to your face?
-Got betrayed by my mouth.
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First rule of detecting - follow the money.

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jimg2000
Apr 25, 2019

Some quotes in IMDb including this zinger:

Victoria "V.I." Warshawski: What's that? Your IQ, or the size of your dick?

===
Here are just a few more left off in IMDb, likely the film was a flop at the box office:

You are perfect for the job.
-Why's that?
You're a female dick, right?
===
I caught him in bed with a redhead.
-The man is a slut. Have libido, will travel.
===
The right lipstick and great shoes make a gal feel anything is possible.
===
You... a detective? You got a good bod... but dad usually likes them younger. You sure you're not fccking him?
-How about a mouthful of soap?
Are you some kind of nun?
===
What happened to your face?
-Got betrayed by my mouth.
===
First rule of detecting - follow the money.

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