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Thelma & Louise (1991)

R  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  24 May 1991 (USA)
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An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.



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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 <>

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Thelma and Louise  »

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Box Office


$16,500,000 (estimated)


$45,361,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep wanted to make a movie together and Thelma & Louise was one of the scripts they considered. Ultimately, they decided to star in Death Becomes Her (1992) instead. See more »


At around 50 mins, Louis went inside a place to get a money order for herself. It was around sunset time, but after she said the secret code, all of sudden, it was already dark at night time. See more »


Thelma: You're a real live outlaw, aren't ya?
J.D.: Well I may be an outlaw, darlin', but you're the one stealing my heart.
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Referenced in Bunheads: Next (2013) See more »


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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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Still great
10 April 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

You have to give it up for a movie that casts Michael Madsen as pretty much the only sane guy in existence. Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) go off from their banal existences to a trip that heads up poop creek really REALLY fast. After shooting dead a would-be rapist, they both head for the hills where the law, personal freedom and, yes, Brad Pitt await! I hadn't seen this in quite a number of years, and it was great to come back to. I remembered a lot of it, but I noticed particularly this time the strong performances of not only of Davis and Sarandon, but of Harvey Keitel, Madsen (who is actually amazing), Pitt, and quite underplayingly, Christopher Mcdonald. Ridley Scott puts these elements all together in one explosive package.

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