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Thelma & Louise (1991)

An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

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Storyline

Louise is working in a diner as a waitress and has some problems with her boyfriend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Somebody said get a life... so they did.

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Rated R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$16,500,000 (estimated)

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$45,361,000 (USA)
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According to the DVD commentary, Susan Sarandon explained that when Louise gets out of the car to throw up, egg whites were used for the vomit, and she added that they are also used for love scenes in movies. See more »

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When Louise and Jimmy are sitting in the motel restaurant, a waitress comes over to ask them if they want coffee. Louise says yes, but Jimmy declines. The glass jug looks less the a quarter full of coffee, but when the waitress walks away, it looks like there is more then a quarter of coffee in it; not half full, but slightly less then half. See more »

Quotes

Louise: Should've gone to the police in the beginning, why didn't I?
Thelma: You said why before.
Louise: What'd I say?
Thelma: That nobody would believe us. You know that jerk was really hurting me, and if you hadn't come along when you had he would've hurt me even worse. And probably nothing would've been done with him because I was dancing with him all night and everybody saw it and they'd figure I had it coming. My life would've been ruined a whole lot more than it is now, now I'm having fun. I'll tell you something else,...
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Dealership (1998) See more »

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Mercury Blues
Written by Robert Geddins & K. C. Douglas
Performed by Charlie Sexton
Produced by Jeff Lord-Alge & Charlie Sexton
Re-Mixed by Don Smith
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A terrific movie about friendship.
17 March 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie from the first time I saw it, but it wasn't until I sat through it the third time that I figured out why. It is clever, exciting, and funny and is shot in the middle of the breathtaking scenery of the American Southwest. However, the thing that makes it special is its illustration of pure friendship. It may be difficult for some men to cross the gender boundary and connect with Thelma and Louise, yet doing so is critical to appreciating the film. If you can make the connection then you can get its message -- we all need a friendship like the one Thelma and Louise had. This movie will strike a deep emotional chord.....if you aren't afraid to let it. And if you happen to be too emotionally closed off to appreciate what I think the movie says about friendship I think that you will still enjoy the characters, acting, action, and humor. It is a ten out of ten.


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