Andy Warhol's Bad

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Andy Warhol's Bad
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Directed by Jed Johnson
Produced by Jeff Tormberg
Andy Warhol
Written by Pat Hackett
George Abagnalo
Starring Carroll Baker
Perry King
Susan Tyrrell
Music by Mike Bloomfield
Cinematography Alan Metzger
Edited by David McKenna
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release dates
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5 million

Andy Warhol's Bad is a 1977 comedy film, directed by Jed Johnson, starring Carroll Baker, Perry King and Susan Tyrrell. It was written by Pat Hackett and George Abagnalo, and was the last film produced by Andy Warhol before his death in 1987.

The opening screening in May 1977 attracted over 750 people, including Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Julie Christie, and George Cukor. Tyrrell won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.[1]


The story, which like many soap operas includes numerous subplots involving shady characters, focuses on Hazel Aiken (Carroll Baker), a Queens housewife and hairdresser who runs an electrolysis parlor in her home. She makes extra money by operating a murder-for-hire service, connecting clients with sociopathic hitwomen who perform horrific jobs like killing babies and house pets. Hazel receives unwanted attention from Detective Hughes (Charles McGregor), a corrupt cop who wants her to surrender one of her employees so he can make an arrest. Her nephew J.T. (Perry King), a sleazy drifter who wants to join her hit squad, is assigned the job of killing an autistic boy. The bodies pile up, and Hazel finally pays for her cold-blooded racket with her life.


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