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Writer (WGA):
Callie Khouri (written by)
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Release Date:
24 May 1991 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Somebody said get a life... so they did.
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An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 21 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Sarandon ... Louise Sawyer

Geena Davis ... Thelma

Harvey Keitel ... Hal

Michael Madsen ... Jimmy

Christopher McDonald ... Darryl

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Max

Brad Pitt ... J.D.
Timothy Carhart ... Harlan

Lucinda Jenney ... Lena, the Waitress

Jason Beghe ... State Trooper

Sonny Carl Davis ... Albert

Ken Swofford ... Major

Shelly Desai ... East Indian Motel Clerk (as Shelly De Sai)

Carol Mansell ... Waitress

Stephen Polk ... Surveillance Man

Rob Roy Fitzgerald ... Plainclothes Cop
Jack Lindine ... I.D. Tech
Michael Delman ... Silver Bullet Dancer
Kristel L. Rose ... Girl Smoker
Noel L. Walcott III ... Mountain Bike Rider (as Noel Walcott)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mamie Jean Calvert ... Country Dancer (uncredited)
John Carey ... Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Charlie Sexton ... Himself (uncredited)

Marco St. John ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Billy Tim ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... State Police Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Ridley Scott 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Callie Khouri (written by)

Produced by
Mimi Polk Gitlin .... producer (as Mimi Polk)
Callie Khouri .... co-producer
Dean O'Brien .... co-producer
Ridley Scott .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
Adrian Biddle (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thom Noble 
 
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo  (as Louis Di Giaimo)
 
Production Design by
Norris Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa Dean 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne H. Ahrens  (as Anne Ahrens)
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth McBride 
 
Makeup Department
Leslie Ann Anderson .... hair stylist
Richard Arrington .... makeup artist
Anthony Cortino .... hair stylist
Bonita DeHaven .... makeup artist
Karl Wesson .... hair stylist
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mel Dellar .... unit production manager
Dean O'Brien .... unit production manager
Garth Thomas .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Tom Archuleta .... first assistant director: second unit
Bobby Bass .... second unit director
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Martin Jedlicka .... dga trainee
Wendy Peterson .... second second assistant director (as Wendolyn Peterson)
B. Scott Senechal .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard J. Bayard .... construction coordinator (as Richard Bayard)
Walter Berner .... swing gang (as Walter Berner III)
Gary Clark .... paint foreman (as Gary A. Clark)
Addie Flores .... labor foreman
Frank Galvan III .... stand-by painter
Ross Harpold .... assistant set decorator
Paul Arthur Hartman .... swing gang (as Paul A. Hartman)
Michael W. Hirabayashi .... assistant art director (as Michael Hirabayashi)
Roger M. Janson .... construction foreman (as Roger Janson)
Alan S. Kaye .... set designer (as Alan Kaye)
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Jim Olson .... construction foreman (as James Olson)
Victor Petrotta III .... property assistant (as Victor F. Petrotta III)
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... property master
Richard R. Powell .... swing gang (as Richard Raymond Powell)
Tom Randol .... swing gang (as James T. Randol)
Chuck Roseberry .... assistant property master
Lazar Samarzich .... greens assistant
Robert Butch Samarzich .... greensman (as Robert L. Samarzich)
Monti Santilli Rainbolt .... property assistant
Scott Snyder .... construction foreman
Kenneth Turek .... leadman
Mark Vitale .... construction foreman
Larry R. Wehner .... labor foreman
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael A. Carter .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Carter)
Norman A. Cole .... assistant adr editor (as Norman Cole)
Gordon Davie .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... additional sound re-recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (as Graham Hartstone)
Les Healey .... assistant sound editor
Nicolas Le Messurier .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
John Poyner .... adr editor
Bob Risk .... sound effects editor
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Jim Shields .... supervising sound editor (as Jimmy Shields)
Keith A. Wester .... production sound mixer
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Preston Oliver .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin J. Gibbons .... special effects technician
Todd Jensen .... special effects technician (as Todd K. Jensen)
Tim Moran .... special effects technician (as Tim J. Moran)
Stan Parks .... special effects coordinator
Kevin Quibell .... special effects technician (as Kevin S. Quibell)
Paul Stewart .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt player (as Greg Barnett)
Bobby Bass .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Bass .... stunt player
Steve Boyum .... stunt player
David Burton .... stunt player
Terry Collis .... stunt player
Bob Dewitt .... stunt player
Kenny Endoso .... stunt player
Tony Epper .... stunt player
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt double: 'Louise'
Diane Kay Grant .... stunt double: 'Thelma'
Marguerite Happy .... stunt double: 'Louise'
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunt player (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt player
Norman Howell .... stunt player (as Norm Howell)
Billy D. Lucas .... stunt player (as Billy Lucas)
John Meier .... stunt player
Ann Melville .... stunt player
Bennie Moore .... stunt player (as Bennie E. Moore Jr.)
Mary Peters .... stunt player
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt player (as Ronnie Rondell)
Mike Ryan .... stunt player (as Michael C. Ryan)
David Webster .... stunt player
Dick Ziker .... stunt player
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... second assistant camera
Andrew Aguilar .... grip (as Andy Aguilar)
Paul Amorelli .... best boy electrician
Audie Aragon .... best boy grip
David Canestro .... grip
John Connell .... aerial camera technician (as John A. Connell)
James M. Cox .... electrician (as James Cox)
Tom Cox .... chief lighting technician (as Thomas P. Cox)
Dennis Dodd .... generator operator
Kenji Inouye .... grip
R. Scott Judge .... dolly grip
Aaron Katz .... video assistant
J. Steven Matzinger .... clapper loader
Daniel Mindel .... first assistant camera (as Dan Mindel)
Bob Miyamoto .... grip
Roland Neveu .... still photographer
Kevin Newett .... electrician
Stephen Patrick Norman .... second assistant camera
David B. Nowell .... aerial director of photography
Darrin Pulford .... electrician
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera (as Cal Roberts)
Bob Rose .... key grip (as Bobby Rose)
Erich O. Rose .... grip
Joe Rowan .... electrician
Michael Scott .... camera operator
John Smock .... electrician (as John D. Smock)
Alexander Witt .... camera operator
Alexander Witt .... camera operator: second unit
 
Casting Department
Ira Belgrade .... casting associate
Dan Parada .... extras casting: The Casting Group
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nisa Kellner .... set costumer
Taneia Lednicky .... key costumer
Janet Powell .... set costumer (as Janet L. Powell)
 
Editorial Department
Audrey Evans .... apprentice editor
Craig Galloway .... assistant film editor
Bob Hart .... negative cutter (as Bobby Hart)
Alexandra Leviloff .... assistant film editor
David Orr .... color timer
Julie Payne .... post-production coordinator
Chris Peppe .... assistant film editor
David Richards .... apprentice editor
Antonia Van Drimmelen .... assistant film editor (as Antonia van Drimmelen)
 
Music Department
Joachim H. Hansch .... music executive: Pathe
Peter Haycock .... musician: solo guitar (as Pete Haycock)
Blake Lewin .... music coordinator
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Laura Perlman .... music editor
Jay Rifkin .... music recordist
Nico Golfar .... score wrangler (uncredited)
Charlie Morgan .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Brad Segal .... assistant music executive: Pathe (uncredited)
John Van Tongeren .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lynn Collis .... transportation captain
Terry Collis .... transportation coordinator
Jerry Sidwell .... transportation captain (as Gerald L. Sidwell)
David Trevino .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Robin Allen-Paris .... production assistant (as Robin Allen)
Christine Baer .... production coordinator
Paul J. Bellman .... production assistant (as Paul Bellman)
Scotty Bergstein .... assistant: Ms. Polk (as Scott Bergstein)
Sam Bernstein .... production accountant
Gerald Bowne .... craft service
Cary Burns .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Larry D. Campbell .... location assistant (as Larry Campbell)
Diana Campbell-Rice .... production secretary
Stephanie Claxton .... assistant production accountant
Tracy DeFreitas .... assistant production coordinator (as Tracy Defreitas)
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Guiliano Gallo .... caterer (as Michaelson-Gallo)
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title designer
Tim Gonzales .... craft service
Pauline Granby .... assistant post-production accountant
Ken Haber .... location manager: Utah (as Kenneth Haber)
Lisa Hackler .... projectionist
Don Hildebrand .... helicopter pilot
James Kelly .... assistant location manager (as James M. Kelly)
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Michelle Michael .... first aid
Steve Michelson .... caterer (as Michaelson-Gallo)
Patrick Mignano .... location assistant
Tim Monich .... dialect coach (as Timothy Monich)
Michael Neale .... location manager: California
Cee Ozenne .... stand-in: 'Thelma'
David Paris .... helicopter pilot
Patrick Spezialy .... payroll supervisor
Deborah Stenard .... stand-in: 'Louise'
Rob Stevens .... accounting secretary
Julie Strain .... stand-in: 'Thelma'
Arthur Tarry .... post-production accountant
Phillip L. Tomalin Jr. .... assistant: Ms. Sarandon (as Phillip Leslie Tomalin Jr.)
Kami Turrou .... production assistant
Cynthia Zajonc .... ground safety (as Cynthia V. Zajonc)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Mr. Keitel (uncredited)
Kristi Frankenheimer .... production associate (uncredited)
Jim Jaffe .... product placement (uncredited)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Larry Stelling .... mechanic (uncredited)
Joe Straw .... production accountant (uncredited)
Terrance Ottis Williams .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Brett Palmer .... special thanks: The San Juan County Film Commission
Bette Stanton .... special thanks: The Moab Film Commission
Dale Stapley .... special thanks: State of Utah Department of Transportation
Amanda Temple .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Rated R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality
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130 min
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Trivia:
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Thelma and Louise blow up the rude trucker's tanker, they drive their car in rings around him. But the trucker is already standing in the middle of a ring of darker-colored freshly turned earth left by a previous take.See more »
Quotes:
Thelma:You awake?
Louise:Guess you could call it that, my eyes are open.
Thelma:I'm awake too. I feel awake.
Louise:Good.
Thelma:I feel really awake. I don't recall ever feeling this awake. You know? Everything looks different now. You feel like that? You feel like you got something to live for now?
Louise:We'll be drinking margaritas by the sea, mamacita.
Thelma:You know we could change our names.
Louise:To live in a hacienda.
Thelma:I want to get a job, I'll work at Club Med.
Louise:Yeah, what kind of deal is that cop going to have to come up with to top that?
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Referenced in Tiger Lily Road (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
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58 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Somebody said get a life. so they did!, 10 April 2003
Author: Old Joe from Hamilton, Australia

For many years now, women have taken power into their own hands. So I am sure the women that campaigned for freedom and liberty, would have loved the movie, 'Thelma and Louise'. The tradition of the American road trip is shown in such a refreshing way in this movie, with its two lead characters people who are fed up with life, and no longer take any crap from the men that they live with or that they meet. Thelma and Louise is a film that will make you feel warm, but also leave a some what 'bitter-sweet' taste in your mouth.

Thelma and Louise are best friends on a desperate flight across the American Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. With determined detective Hal on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker called 'J.D.' in their path and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between a hilarious, high-octane joy ride and an empowering personal odyssey... even as the law closes in.

'Thelma and Louise' are exceptionally well written characters for the big-screen. Callie Khouri wrote a fascinating script, capturing the 'female power' beautifully. But it is in her characters that I like the most. While, I had feelings for both Thelma and Louise, I also wanted the pair to get caught, and part of me also loved what made the pair the individuals that they were. This is all from the great work of Khouri, who is an intelligent screenwriter. I have watched this film a couple of weeks after viewing another of Callie's movies, 'Something to talk about', another movie from the female point of view that both sexes can enjoy.

Yet Callie's screenplay would have been a waste, if the actors did not play their part properly. The main stars here are Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon), who are some what fed up with the life that they are living, and plan a trip to get away from everything. Things soon start to get out of hand for the women, and when trouble causes them have shoot and kill somebody, the fun really starts. In fact from the time that this incident begins and concludes, the movie to the very end was for me, one great joy ride.

Davis and Sarandon share a great bond on the film. Thelma and Louise are great friends, but completely different characters in their own right. Davis plays a ditsy sort of character, who is naïve, but becomes an individual once again, after the men in her life have been nothing but tragedy after tragedy. Then with Sarandon, I got the feeling that she was the one that had the 'balls' out of the two, making her best friend realise that they should stand for no crap anymore. It was a shame that neither actress won an academy award for their role, but of course they were up against a great performer in another 1991 movie, that being Jodie Foster in 'Silence of the Lambs'. If foster was not there, I am certain that one of these two would have walked away with an academy award.

Yet there are other cast members that need to be highlighted from 'Thelma and Louise'. I enjoyed what DJ (Brad Pitt) brought to the film. He was a character that I trusted, but like the girls, I was scorned after working out how bad he was. Then there is Louise's love interest, Jimmy (Michael Madison), who shows his girlfriend glimpses of what she is trying to escape, and that being married to him would be a mistake. Then to round the cast of this film is Police detective Hal (played by Hollywood legend, Harvey Keitel). Hal is genuinely interested in working out the situation with the girls, but realises that these are extraordinary women, in an extraordinary situation.

'Thelma and Louise' is well directed by Oscar winning director, Ridley Scott. I feel that he brought out the road trip of the girls well, making it really interesting for the viewer, as we want to know what is going to happen as the girls go from one situation to another. Scott also helps to define what makes the girls tick as individuals, and to why they are such great friends. He also makes it easy for his audience to understand what theses girls are doing is necessary to their freedom and survival.

I also like the locations that were chosen and shot for this movie, showing off much of America that we rarely get the chance to see. The American west, which is where the majority of the film takes place, looks partly like a fun place to live, but also a place that holds great danger for the girls. Thelma also emphasises that going through 'Texas' is completely out of the picture. Then when the girls are really on the run we get the chance to see some of the great cannons that America has to offer. The camera work by cinematographer Adrian Biddle is exceptional, and makes wonder what it would be like to visit such a part of the world.

There is a lot to like about this movie. Things like its style, story, lingo, characters and conclusion, which are all captivating. I feel that the audience of this movie is on an intoxicating sort of ride here, by the sort adventure that 'Thelma and Louise' allows us to experience. We are affected by what affects this pair. Well I know I was anyway. This movie also proves, by creating more problems, you do not make the situation you are in better, but much worse. Nevertheless, it looks like fun to be on the run!

CMRS gives 'Thelma and Louise': 4.5 (Very Good - Brilliant Film)







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