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V.I. Warshawski Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Kathleen Turner stars as V.I. Warshawski in Jeff Kanew's film version of the hard-boiled detective character from Sara Paretsky's series of crime novels. Warshawski is a freelance private investigator in Chicago, who lives the part of the hard-boiled detective. But in her heart of hearts, she is a softy. One night, while she is drinking at her favorite bar, she meets an ex-Blackhawks hockey player named Boom-Boom Grafalk (Stephen Meadows). The two connect and a romance appears to be in the making. But Warshawski is nevertheless surprised when Boom-Boom appears at her doorstep later that night with his 13-year-old daughter, Kat (Angela Goethals) in tow. He asks Warshawski if she could watch her and Warshawski agrees. Later that night, Boom-Boom is killed in a boat explosion and Kit hires Warshawski to track down her father's killer. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:July 26, 1991

Cast

Kathleen Turner
as V.I. "Vic" Warshawski
Jay O. Sanders
as Murray
Charles Durning
as Lt. Mallory
Angela Goethals
as Kat Grafalk
Nancy Paul
as Paige Grafalk
Frederick Coffin
as Horton Grafalk
Charles McCaughan
as Trumble
Stephen Meadows
as Boom-Boom
Wayne Knight
as Smeissen
Lynnie Godfrey
as Sal
Anne Pitoniak
as Lotty
Stephen Root
as Mickey
Robert Clotworthy
as Phillip Pugh
Tom Allard
as Big Eddie
Michael Hagerty
as Babe
Lee Arenberg
as Flesh
Doris LeGras
as Maid
Mike Bacarella
as Cabbie
John Beasley
as Ernie
Everett Smith
as McGraw
Herb Muller
as Contreras
Theresa Bell
as Stacy
Geof Prysirr
as Ron Whortley
Sandra Foster
as Bank Teller
Gregg Almquist
as Bank Manager
Gene Hartline
as Thug #1
Gary Epper
as Thug #2
John P. Marsh
as Striker
Shirley Johnson
as Singer
Victor Herold
as Bassist
Aaron Seville
as Paramedic
John Fujioka
as Suwtora
Robert Wong
as 2nd Bodyguard
John Fujioka
as Suwtora
Shirley Johnson
as Singer
Victor Herold
as Bassist
Geof Prysirr
as Ron Whortley
Sandra Foster
as Bank Teller
Gregg Almquist
as Bank Manager
Theresa Bell
as Stacy
Doris LeGras
as Maid
Aaron Seville
as Paramedic
Herb Muller
as Contreras
John P. Marsh
as Striker
Gary Epper
as Thug #2
Everett Smith
as McGraw
Gene Hartline
as Thug #1
Mike Bacarella
as Cabbie
John Beasley
as Ernie

Crew

Jeff Kanew
Director
Jeffrey Lurie
Producer
Edward Taylor
Screenwriter
Edward Taylor
Screen Story
Sara Paretsky
Book Author
David Aaron Cohen
Screenwriter
Jan Kiesser
Cinematographer
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
C. Timothy O'Meara
Editor
Barbara Ling
Production Designer
Larry Fulton
Art Director
Doug Claybourne
Co-producer
Penney Finkelman Cox
Executive Producer
John P. Marsh
Executive Producer
Lauren Polizzi
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Glenn Daniels
Casting
David Kelson
Sound Mixer
John Bard Manulis
Co-Executive Producer
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
Lauren C. Weissman
Co-Executive Producer
Pamela Westmore
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