V.I. Warshawski (film) A tough-talking, fiercely independent female private investigator (with a weakness for pretty shoes), Warshawski is often forced to play hardball with Chicago’s crime element. When her new flame, ex-hockey player Boom-Boom Grafalk turns up murdered, his 13-year-old daughter Kat hires V.I. to find her father’s killer. She soon uncovers a startling conspiracy for murder and money. Released on July 26, 1991. Directed by Jeff Kanew. A Hollywood Pictures film. 89 min. Stars Kathleen Turner (Vic), Jay O. Sanders (Murray), Charles Durning (Lt. Mallory). Based on the novels by Sara Paretsky. Filmed on location in Chicago. Released on video in 1991.