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Heat (1972)

Rating:R
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:October 6, 1972
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Sylvia Miles, Joe Dallesandro, Andrea Feldman, Pat Ast, Ray Vestal
Director:Paul Morrissey
Producer:Andy Warhol
Writer:John Howell, Paul Morrissey
Distributor:Andy Warhol Enterprises

Description: Heat is one of the more mainstream films produced by Andy Warhol's Factory and directed by Paul Morrissey. It is something of a send-up of Sunset Boulevard, with male beauty Joe Dallesandro in the William Holden part. In the film, Dallessandro seeks to advance his career by bedding anyone who is able to help him, from corpulent lady motel owners, to the gay boyfriend of a movie star's ex-husband. His career moves land him in bed with a fading but still-influential movie star (Sylvia Miles), and they enjoy a brief relationship. This ends, however, when Dallessandro decides that he wants to handle his career on his own.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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