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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.
Plot:
An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 21 wins & 30 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A rare moment in cinema of the total rejection of the rule of law and patriarchy… See more (274 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Sarandon ... Louise

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:

Gregory J. Barnett ... State Police Officer (uncredited)

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
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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality
Runtime:
130 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rosanna Arquette and Phoebe Cates were initially in talks to play the part of Thelma.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The police chase happens at high noon. Yet, whenever we cut to the girls, the sun is either behind them or the sunlight is deep orange, indicating dusk.See more »
Quotes:
[the ladies are just starting off on their road trip. Thelma lifts out Darryl's pistol]
Thelma:Oh, Louise, umm, will you take care of this gun?
Louise:What in hell did you bring that for?
Thelma:Oh, come on! Psycho killers, or bears or snakes? I just don't know how to use it. Will you take care of it?
Louise:Put it away! Just, here, put it in my purse. Thelma, good lord!
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27 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
A rare moment in cinema of the total rejection of the rule of law and patriarchy…, 8 December 2008

The road movie is traditionally a male genre, relying on the sense of freedom and independence that having one's own transport provides and which has usually been the privilege of men… What is innovatory about "Thelma & Louise" is the way it reequips the genre for women…

Thelma (Geena Davis) is a housewife trapped in a meaningless marriage, Louise (Susan Sarandon) is a waitress in a not very significant relationship… They decide to give themselves a little space by taking off for a weekend… But when Louise shoots a man who is trying to rape Thelma, they are precipitated into a far more radical break with their past lives…

The setting of action in the American southwest and the acts of outlawry the women are obliged to commit in order to keep on the run give the film some of the feel of a Western… What makes it nevertheless a women's film is that the relationship between the two principals is at the center of the story… The various men they encounter, both the ones they leave behind and those they meet on the road have less importance for Thelma and Louise than the two women do for each other…

Predictably, the film met with hostility from some male viewers, on the grounds that the men were caricatured and that the film encouraged violence…

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