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Thelma & Louise (1991) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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>
  • Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it but are soon followed closely by the authorities including a local policeman who is sympathetic to their plight. The federal authorities, however, have less compassion and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and suprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

    - Written by madjanssen
  • An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

    - Written by DANIEL

Synopsis

As the film opens, we meet Louise (Susan Sarandon), a waitress in a diner-style restaurant. She phones...

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