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V.I. Warshawski

V.I. Warshawski
Starring:
Kathleen Turner, Angela Goethals and Jay O. Sanders


Rated: R 
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: July 26, 1991

Based on novels by Sara Paretsky, V.I. Warshawski is a smart and tough female private eye.

Warshawski (Kathleen Turner, War of the Roses) thinks that she gets more respect if she's known as V.I., only her friends call her Vic. She has a lot in common with other private eyes; she's sloppy, usually broke and drives a wreck. Thats where the similarities end. She doesn't usually carry a gun and she loves to wear three inch high heels (a red sequined pair is her favorite).

Vic is hired by a smart-mouthed thirteen year-old, Kat (Angela Goethals) to find her father's killer. Most of the action takes place at the Chicago docs, where Vic gets roughed up by beefy thugs quite a bit, but she also knows how to land a good right or a strategic kick or two.

Jay O. Sanders plays Vic's newspaper reporter, boyfriend and Charles Durning (Turner's costar in Cat on a Hot Tim Roof on Broadway) plays a cop and Vic's old friend.

Turner is great as V.I. She's sexy, sassy and a no-nonsense kind of gal, who gets her work done and can't wait to get home to slip into a slinky pair of heels while waiting for her net case.

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