A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend 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
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The scene where Louise grabs Thelma's headphones off her and scares her wasn't planned. In the DVD's audio commentary, Geena Davis commented that she was supposed to get up when Susan Sarandon called her from the car, but she had the volume on her walkman up too high and didn't hear her cue so Susan came over to get her. See more »
When Jimmy meets Louise in the motel in Oklahoma City, he complains that he has "flown across two states" to meet her. Arkansas, where he started, is adjacent to Oklahoma. See more »
Overall impressive, but highly over-rated road film has the titled characters (Oscar-nominees Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon) running away from the authorities after a killing at a slummy bar. Davis was being raped and Sarandon shot the man to get him off of her. Thus the duo become victims of circumstance and sorry decision-making. They hit the road as fugitives from Arkansas and dodge FBI man Harvey Keitel and Davis' abusive husband (Christopher McDonald) along the way. They even get to meet a then-unknown Brad Pitt as a womanizing cowboy. "Thelma & Louise" is really fluff for the liberal American woman. When released it was hailed from every direction as being risk-taking and non-conformist. However the movie is really little more than smoke and mirrors. Sarandon outshines Davis throughout the movie and Keitel actually ends up being the most interesting character by the final act. Ridley Scott's odd direction yielded him an Oscar-nomination and screenwriter Callie Khouri actually picked up an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay back in 1991. More of a blockbuster than a deep-thinking cinematic product though. 4 stars out of 5.
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