"V.I. Warshawski" is a 1991 American action film directed by Jeff Kanew and starring Kathleen Turner as the titular character, Victoria "V.I." Warshawski. The film is based on the detective novel "Deadlock" by Sara Paretsky and is notable for being one of the first movies to feature a female private detective as the main character.
The story follows V.I. Warshawski, a tough and independent private investigator, as she takes on a case involving the murder of her friend and ex-hockey player Boom-Boom Grafalk. As she begins to unravel the mystery, she discovers a web of corruption and greed involving powerful figures in Chicago's financial and political worlds. With the help of her young sidekick and a reporter, Warshawski sets out to bring the criminals to justice.
The film received mixed reviews from critics but was praised for Turner's performance as the titular character. Despite its underwhelming box office performance, "V.I. Warshawski" has since gained a cult following among fans of detective movies and Turner's work.