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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 »

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Jed Johnson

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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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Production Co:

Factory Films (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Vivian Vance also turned down the role of Hazel. She felt it would damage her image among fans who flocked to theaters to see her whenever she appeared in a play. 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

Hazel Aiken: Oh, you're gonna need about fifteen minutes on that jaw line.
Glenda Montemorano: What about the pussy area?
Hazel Aiken: That'll have to be extra.
Marsha Montemorano: Hazel doesn't do pussies.
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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 »

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Referenced in Medea (2018) See more »

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Flesh, blood and bad taste; from Andy Warhol
15 June 2008 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Bad, also known as Andy Warhol's Bad, is directed by Jed Johnson, the editor of the two better known films to feature the great artist's name; namely, Blood for Dracula and Flesh for Frankenstein. Like the aforementioned titles, this one features a similar trashy and sleazy atmosphere and while it doesn't benefit from as strong a plot, Bad is still lots of fun and is likely to delight fans of the genre. The title, while seemingly unimaginative, is actually very fitting as while the film is not 'bad' for those who like this sort of thing - it certainly is in very bad taste! The plot is rather wayward and at its centre focuses on a beauty salon which is ran by Hazel from her house. However, it would seem that this business does not bring in enough money so Hazel is also running a sideline in hit jobs, which she has carried out by women who work for her. Things are shook up a little when a young man arrives in town looking for work and ends up getting to stay at Hazel's house and she decides to use him on a hit, despite the fact that she prefers to use women.

Bad doesn't follow a particular plot narrative, and instead focuses on a number of individual characters and basically relies on them to make something happen, which they often do and the result is a film that stays interesting for most of it's duration. The film stars Umberto Lenzi favourite Caroll Baker in the lead role and while it's not a great performance, she certainly does fit the tone of the film. There's no role for Joe Dallesandro but Perry King takes up that area of the film and doesn't do anything that couldn't have been done by Joe. The film is categorised as a comedy and it is rather funny at times, but the humour is extremely black and the film is not a laugh a minute either. It soon becomes clear that the film is not really going to go anywhere and indeed the ending doesn't really wrap very much up although it does contain one of the best moments of the film. Overall, Bad is certainly not for everyone; but it's a definitely worth a look if you caught the other two films baring Andy Warhol's name. Recommended!


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