Bad (1977) Online
Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Matthew Anton||-||Drugstore Boy|
|Cathy Roskam||-||Drugstore Mother|
|Carroll Baker||-||Hazel Aiken|
|Susan Tyrrell||-||Mary Aiken|
|Gordon Oas-Heim||-||Mr. Aiken|
|Michael Forella||-||Ice Cream Counterman|
|Tere Tereba||-||Ingrid Joyner|
|Renee Paris||-||Sara Leachman|
|John H. Starke||-||Joe Leachman (as John Starke)|
|Ruth Jaroslow||-||Electrolysis Patient|
Shelley Winters originally turned down the role of Hazel Aiken - probably the only film role she ever rejected.
Vivian Vance also turned down the role of Hazel. She felt it would damage her image among fans who flocked to theaters to see her whenever she appeared in a play.
Ricky Nelson and Andy Warhol protégé Jackie Curtis were considered for the role ultimately played by Perry King.
Perry King said Andy Warhol told him in reference to the plot of bad "I wanted to make a film about evil women and incompetent men"