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V. I. Warshawski Mystery Series

The book V. I. Warshawski Mystery Series was made into the movie V. I. Warshawski.

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Book details for V. I. Warshawski Mystery Series

V. I. Warshawski Mystery Series was written by Sara Paretsky. .

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Movie details for V. I. Warshawski

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Jeff Kanew. V. I. Warshawski was produced by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Kathleen Turner, Jay O. Sanders, Charles Durning, Angela Goethals, Nancy Paul, Frederick Coffin, Charles McCaughan, Stephen Meadows, Wayne Knight, Lynnie Godfrey, Anne Pitoniak, Stephen Root, Robert Clotworthy, Tom Allard, Michael G. Hagerty, Lee Arenberg, Mike Bacarella, John Beasley, Everett Smith and Herb Muller.

 

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You couldn't do better than Kathleen Turner to bring Sara Peretsky's tough but tender Chicago PI (who goes by her initials "because it makes it harder for people to patronize [her]") to the big screen. Too bad her vehicle is such routine murder mystery. T... Read More
You couldn't do better than Kathleen Turner to bring Sara Peretsky's tough but tender Chicago PI (who goes by her initials "because it makes it harder for people to patronize [her]") to the big screen. Too bad her vehicle is such routine murder mystery. The story of an insolent teenager (Angela Goethals) who hires Warshawski to investigate her father's suspicious death never rises above TV detective show melodrama, and Jeff Kanew's generic direction is less hardboiled than over-easy. The film's pleasures are all in the performances: smart, stylish, and sassy, Turner can toss off a tart retort with the best of them and her chemistry with Goethals's foul-mouthed wharf rat is as much mentor as maternal protector. Given a better script, Turner could have hung her shingle on this character for years to come. --Sean Axmaker