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Sweet Revenge (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | June 1976 (USA)
A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

B.J. Perla (screenplay by), Marilyn Goldin (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Vurrla Kowsky
Sam Waterston ... Le Clerq
Franklyn Ajaye ... Edmund
Richard Daughty Richard Daughty ... Andy
Norman Matlock ... John
Marvin Rosand Marvin Rosand ... Policeman
Robert Lewis-Ferguson Robert Lewis-Ferguson ... Policeman #2
Betta St. George Betta St. George ... Woman Guard
Evan A. Lottman Evan A. Lottman ... Bailiff (as Evan Lottman)
Adrian Sparks ... D.A.
Jock Dove Jock Dove ... Judge
Duncan Maclean Duncan Maclean ... Junk Man
Brooks Woolley Brooks Woolley ... Ferrari Salesman
Edmund Villa Edmund Villa ... Greg (as Ed E. Villa)
Adele Burnett Adele Burnett ... Judge Adams
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Storyline

A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough cars (sometimes the same car more than once) to buy a new Ferrari. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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There's never been a girl so good at being bad. And now she's planning "Sweet Revenge."

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dandy, the All American Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The car that Kowski wanted to buy was a Dino 246 GTS with a removable roof and Campagnolo rims. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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Say Goodbye to Hollywood
by Billy Joel
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Stockard Channing indie
6 May 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Vurrla Kowsky (Stockard Channing) has an eye for a new Ferrari Dino. She's a car thief and gets pulled over. Her public defender Philip Le Clerq (Sam Waterston) assumes that she's a victim of circumstances and tries to reform her. In reality, she gave a false identity and constantly lies to him. She has many aliases and is an unrepentant thief. Philip follows her back to her rundown boarded up place. Only her car radio stealing best friend Edmund knows her real name. Sweet Revenge is her car's name. Philip tries to help her despite continuously being lied to.

This little-seen Stockard Channing indie is a nice showcase for her. The film works best when she's paired with Waterston. It really should be a film about the two of them. The film stagnates without them together even when she does some crazy stuff. Their back and forth injects a fun chemistry into the movie.


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