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Shampoo

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1975
  • Hal Ashby
  • 105 mins
  • X

Summary

A charismatic Beverly Hills hairdresser with a regular girlfriend beds a string of beautiful women, while also chasing a rich married woman in the hope she will help him open his own salon. Unfortunately, he realises too late who and what he really wants during a sex-fuelled election-night party on the eve of Nixon's becoming president. Satirical comedy set in a 24-hour period in 1968, starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This one-time succès de scandale grossed more than $60 million at the box office in its day. While it is delightfully amoral, producer/co-writer/ star Warren Beatty never quite pulled his themes together. Nevertheless, there are striking moments, not least of which is Julie Christie's now classic appearance at a memorable dinner table. Nominated for four Oscars, it won one - best supporting actress for Lee Grant, who plays Beatty's married lover. The model for Beatty's crimper was widely believed to be Jon Peters, but was actually Jay Sebring who was killed in the Sharon Tate massacre, an event that's as forgotten now as the night on which Shampoo's action is set: 4 November 1968, the day Richard Nixon became president.

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Credits

Cast

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George RoundyWarren Beatty
Jackie ShawnJulie Christie
JillGoldie Hawn
Felicia CarrLee Grant
Lester CarrJack Warden
Johnny PopeTony Bill
Lorna CarrCarrie Fisher
NormanJay Robinson
Mr PettisGeorge Furth
MaryAnn Weldon
DennisRandy Sheer
GloriaSusanna Moore
RicciMike Olton
DevraLuana Anders
Sid RothWilliam Castle
Senator Joe EastBrad Dexter
Red DogHoward Hesseman

Crew

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DirectorHal Ashby

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Warner Dists
Language
English
Guidance
Contains swearing, drug abuse, a sex scene, flashing images and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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