V.I. Warshawski (1991)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Jul 26, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Kathleen Turner stars as V.I. Warshawski in Jeff Kanew's film version of the hard-boiled detective character from Sara Paretsky's series of crime novels. Warshawski is a freelance private investigator in Chicago, who lives the part of the hard-boiled detective. But in her heart of hearts, she is a softy. One night, while she is drinking at her favorite bar, she meets an ex-Blackhawks hockey player named Boom-Boom Grafalk (Stephen Meadows). The two connect and a romance appears to be in the making. But Warshawski is nevertheless surprised when Boom-Boom appears at her doorstep later that night with his 13-year-old daughter, Kat (Angela Goethals) in tow. He asks Warshawski if she could watch her and Warshawski agrees. Later that night, Boom-Boom is killed in a boat explosion and Kit hires Warshawski to track down her father's killer.

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brother, detective, dockworker, explosion, fashion, hockey-player, investigation, killing, murder, private-detective