Heat (1972 film)

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Promotional film poster
Directed by Paul Morrissey
Produced by Andy Warhol
Written by Paul Morrissey
Starring Joe Dallessandro
Sylvia Miles
Andrea Feldman
Music by John Cale
Cinematography Paul Morrissey
Distributed by Marvin Films
Release date
  • October 6, 1972 (1972-10-06)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Heat, also known as Andy Warhol's Heat, is a 1972 American comedy drama film written and directed by Paul Morrissey, produced by Andy Warhol, and starring Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, and Andrea Feldman.

The film was conceived by Warhol as a parody of Sunset Boulevard (1950).


Joey Davis is an unemployed former child star who supports himself as a hustler in Los Angeles. Joey uses sex to get his landlady to reduce his rent, then seduces Sally Todd, a former Hollywood starlet. Sally tries to help Joey revive his career but her status as a mediocre ex-actress proves to be quite useless. Sally's psychotic daughter, Jessica, further complicates the relationship between Sally and the cynical, emotionally numb Joey.


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