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V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
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V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Original name: V.I. Warshawski
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's daughter, Kat, and together they set out to crack the case.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining, twist ending, rough, sexy, twists and turns, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth, mystery, femme fatale, dishonesty, justice, strong female character, teenage girl, female detective, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, suspicion, murder mystery, happy ending, violence, intrigue, chase, disney, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles

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Duration: 94 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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