GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Music directorJohn Cale CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 6, 1972 (1972-10-06) WriterJohn Hallowell (idea), Paul Morrissey (story) CastJoe Dallesandro (Joey), Sylvia Miles (Sally Todd), Eric Emerson (Eric), Ray Vestal (Ray), Andrea Feldman (Jessica), Lester Persky (Sidney) Similar moviesKnock Knock, Body of Evidence, Ken Park, Notes on a Scandal, Irresistible, Fish Tank
Heat (1972) also known as Andy Warhol's Heat, is an American film written and directed by Paul Morrissey, produced by Andy Warhol, and starring Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, and Andrea Feldman.
The film was conceived by Warhol as a parody of Sunset Boulevard (1950).
Heat 1972 trailer paul morrissey
Joey Davis (Dallesandro) is an unemployed former child star who supports himself as a hustler in Los Angeles. Joey uses sex to get his landlady to reduce his rent, then seduces Sally Todd (Miles), a former Hollywood starlet. Sally tries to help Joey revive his career but her status as a mediocre ex-actress proves to be quite useless. Sally's psychotic daughter Jessica (Feldman) further complicates the relationship between Sally and the cynical, emotionally numb Joey.
Joe Dallesandro as Joey Davis
Sylvia Miles as Sally Todd
Andrea Feldman as Jessica
Pat Ast as Lydia, the motel owner
Ray Vestal as Ray, the producer
Lester Persky as Sidney
Eric Emerson as Eric
Gary Kaznocha as Gary
Harold Stevenson as Harold (credited as Harold Childe)