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American Gigolo ()


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A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

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Julian
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Michelle
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Sunday
Nina van Pallandt ...
Anne (as Nina Van Pallandt)
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Leon
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Charles Stratton
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Lisa Williams
Tom Stewart ...
Mr. Rheiman
Patricia Carr ...
Judy Rheiman (as Patti Carr)
David Cryer ...
Lt. Curtis
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Mrs. Dobrun
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Mrs. Sloan
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Mrs. Laudner
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Hollywood Actor (as MacDonald Carey)
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Michelle's Lawyer
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Julian's Lawyer
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Floyd Wicker
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Mr. Williams
Jessica Potter ...
Jill
Gordon Haight ...
Blond Boy
Carlo Alonso ...
Salesman
Michael Goyak ...
Jason
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Suspect #4
Judith Ransdell ...
Cloak Room Girl
John Hammerton ...
Perino's Maitre d'
Michele Drake ...
1st Girl at Beach
Linda Horn ...
2nd Girl at Beach
Faye Michael Nuell ...
Woman at Juschi's
Eugene Jackson ...
Bootblack
Roma Alvarez ...
Maid
Dawn Adams ...
Coed
Bob Jardine ...
College Professor
Harry Davis ...
Parke Bernet Representative
Nanette Tarpey ...
Waitress
Maggie Jean Smith ...
Girl at Daisy
Pamela Fong ...
Girl at Daisy
Randy Stokey ...
Boy at Sorel
Harris Weingart ...
Maitre d' Cocktail Lounge
James Currie ...
Bartender Cocktail Lounge
Norman Stevans ...
Waiter Cocktail Lounge
Betty Canter ...
Woman at Political Dinner
Laura Gile ...
Woman at Political Dinner
Brent Dunsford ...
Man at Political Dinner
Barry Satterfield ...
Street Hustler
Sam L. Nickens ...
Waiter Country Club
William Valdez ...
Prison Guard
Mary Helen Barro ...
Reporter
John H. Lowe ...
Reporter
Kopi Sotiropulos ...
Reporter
Gordon W. Grant ...
Reporter
Ron Cummins ...
Reporter
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
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First Man in Police Line-Up (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Schrader

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Jerry Bruckheimer ... producer
Freddie Fields ... executive producer

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Giorgio Moroder

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John Bailey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Richard Halsey

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Patricia Lee ... editorial apprentice
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly ... assistant film editor (as Priscilla Nedd)
Bruce Pearson ... color timer (uncredited)

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Vic Ramos

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Edward Richardson ... (as Ed Richardson)

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George Gaines

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Christine Lee ... hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)

Production Management

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Neil A. Machlis ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)

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William S. Beasley ... second assistant director (as Bill Beasley)
Peter Bogart ... assistant director
Duncan Henderson ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Matty Azzarone ... assistant property master (as Matti Azzarone)
R. Gilbert Clayton ... production illustrator (as Gil Clayton)
Kenneth Crawford ... assistant property master
Tim Donelan ... assistant lead person
Mark Fabus ... set designer
Mike Grover ... set dresser
Mike Higelmire ... lead person
Gus Kanelakos ... constructor
Gary Kudroff ... assistant lead person
Pat O'Connor ... property master
Ferdinando Scarfiotti ... visual consultant
Julian Zutz ... construction coordinator
Steven Kerlagon ... gangboss painter (uncredited)

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Ray Alba ... sound effects editor
Carolyn Colwell ... assistant sound effects editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Janice Hampton ... dialogue loop editor
Carl Mahakian ... sound effects editor
Bert Schoenfeld ... sound effects editor
Pat Suraci ... boom operator
Wynn Tennison ... second boom operator
Robert Thirlwell ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Thirlwell)
Barry Thomas ... sound mixer
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as Doc Wilkinson)

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Jeoffrey Brown ... stunt coordinator

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King Baggot ... camera operator
Kristin R. Glover ... camera technician (as Kirsten Glover)
Marlin Hall ... key grip
Leslie Hill ... camera technician
George Holmes ... gaffer
Larry Keys ... best boy electric (as Larry Keyes)
Dan Mazzola ... best boy electric (as Dan Marzola)
Steve Pellant ... electrician
Víctor Pérez ... electrician
Dennis Rotta ... dolly grip
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Rodney Veto ... second grip
Richard Walden ... camera technician
Larry Yates ... grip
Ron Grover ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Dolores Chevron ... casting assistant
Carl Joy ... extras casting
Bob Kindelon ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Giorgio Armani ... costumes: Richard Gere
Bernadene C. Mann ... costumer (as Bernadene Mann)
Alice Rush ... costume coordinator

Location Management

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Lois Kramer Hartwick ... location manager (as Lois Kramer)

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor
Allison Caine ... vocal effects advisor
Harold Faltermeyer ... music arranger

Transportation Department

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Mike Avisov ... transportation captain
Howard A. Small ... transportation coordinator (as Howard Small)

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Irene Berkman ... secretary
Tony Cacciotti ... trainer: Mr. Gere
Beverly Davis ... assistant: Mr. Schrader
Tom Jacobson ... technical advisor
Eric Jewett ... assistant: Mr. Schrader
Patti Kaling ... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer (as Patti Kailing)
Gary Kalkin ... publicist
Cynnie Troup ... script supervisor (as Cynne Troup)
John Weismuller ... craft service
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him. Written by Ed Sutton

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Also Known As
  • An American Gigolo (United States)
  • Ein Mann für gewisse Stunden (Germany)
  • Amerikansko zhigolo (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Američki žigolo (Croatia)
  • Gigoló americano (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,800,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $53,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Reportedly, one of the reasons John Travolta turned the film down was because he wanted final cut approval and director Paul Schrader would not give it to him. Travolta allegedly kept the Armani suits especially tailor made for him in the film. The picture is one of at least four films that Gere has done after Travolta had turned them down, the others being Chicago (2002), Days of Heaven (1978), and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). See more »
Goofs When Julian Kay is at the police station being questioned, Lt. Curtis from Palm Springs tells Julian that he parked his Mercedes about 50 feet from the Rheiman house on the night of the 22nd (the night of the murder), Julian actually parked his Mercedes in Rheiman's driveway right outside the house. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Intersection/The Air Up There/Body Snatchers/Iron Will/Hoop Dreams (1994). See more »
Soundtracks The Love I Saw in You Is Just a Mirage See more »
Quotes Anne: Julie, I made you! I taught you everything you know! How to dress, table manners, how to move, how to make love...
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