Sweet Revenge (1976 film)

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Sweet Revenge
Poster of Sweet Revenge (1976 film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
Produced by B. J. Perla
Written by Marilyn Goldin
B. J. Perla
Jor Van Kline
Starring Stockard Channing
Sam Waterston
Music by Paul Chihara
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
Edited by Richard Fetterman
Distributed by MGM/UA
Release date
  • June 1976 (1976-06)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sweet Revenge (also released as Dandy, the All American Girl) is a 1976 American comedy film directed by Jerry Schatzberg. It was entered into the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.[1] This was the second leading role for actress Stockard Channing in a film, following the previous year's The Fortune in which she co-starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.


Vurrla, also known as Dandy, is a car thief. As a public defender tries in vain to understand her, the only thing driving the young woman is to steal enough automobiles to make enough money to buy her dream car, a Ferrari Dino.



The film was barely released or reviewed. Vincent Canby did not review it until June 26, 1981 in the New York Times, under the title Dandy, the All-American Girl. He wrote: "Dandy' is not exactly a failure, though it is easy to understand why it failed to find an audience." In critic Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide book of reviews, this film, as Sweet Revenge, is called a "turkey" and given his lowest possible rating, "BOMB."


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Sweet Revenge". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved May 8, 2009. 

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