Heat (1972)




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The action centers on a rundown Hollywood motel, where former TV star Joey Davis (Joe Dallesandro) takes up residence while he looks for work. He sleeps with the grotesque landlady (Pat Ast of Reform School Girls) for a discount on rent, but his sights are set on a Hollywood comeback. He meets a masochistic lesbian (Andrea Feldman) whose mother is Sally Todd (Sylvia Miles), a faded celebrity. Joe moves in on the Norma Desmond-like Todd, hoping to secure a job. Poor Joe (who never once gave it away) must choose between Todd, Ast, and Feldman, while failing to advance his career in the slightest.
Classics , Comedy , Cult Movies , Drama
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Andy Warhol Enterprises


Joe Dallesandro
as Joey Davis
Sylvia Miles
as Sally Todd
Andrea Feldman
as Jessica Todd
Pat Ast
as Lydia
Lester Persky
as Sidney
Harold Childe
as Harold
Pat Parlemon
as Girl at Pool
Bonnie Walder
as Bonnie
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Critic Reviews for Heat

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Heat feels like a cobbled-together conclusion to this so-called trilogy, a movie that offers little of what made the other offerings...so terrific in the first place.

Full Review… | November 29, 2005
DVD Verdict

Morrissey turns to fame and travels from New York to Los Angeles for this outrageously funny but almost painfully sharp comedy.

Full Review… | August 25, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

I got off on it.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
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May 17, 2005
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Heat


Most definitely this is a Cult Classic that does not shy from going into "camp" -- but there is a great deal more to be found in Paul Morrissey's odd art film. From a film theory perspective, this is an effectively engaging time capsule film with fairly potent cultural commentary. Just on the cusp of true film art.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

Tried to enjoy this as I once owned a free copy of this but it didn't have any sort of production value, which isn't always needed but can make a piece of crap better, and didn't seem to fit into the other Warhol films. Very dull with lively performances from the cast but not enough to make up for an already stale plot

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich

***1/2 (out of four) The most polished, though not necessarily the best, of the Andy Warhol and Paul Morissey colaborations. Joe Dallesandro plays a former child star who moves into a rundown place where he a woman whose mother is a fading star. Like all Morrisey and Warhol films, it is not for everyone. But those who are intrigued by something totally different should give it a try.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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