Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.Written by
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Actress Lauren Hutton's wardrobe of fashionable costumes included thirteen outfits designed by Italian designer Aldo Ferrante' according to the the May 1979 edition of women's fashion magazine 'Vogue'. These clothes were especially selected from the boutique designer's Basile Spring line. The fashionable clothes were worn with Right Bank Clothing Company shoes which were four-inch high heels. See more »
At 17:12, the helicopter carrying the camera is clearly reflected just above the right rear wheel of the Mercedes. See more »
Julie, I made you! I taught you everything you know! How to dress, table manners, how to move, how to make love...
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ABC edited 21 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »
I was under the impression that "American Gigolo" was one of those "cult" movies I never understood why so many people liked in the first place. But I was utterly surprised by the user rating of this movie and the fact that there are only a couple of comments. But the biggest surprise is I actually liked the movie, I found it extremely interesting and thought it had a great 80's feel to it. Richard Gere, who never really impressed me with anything, is in the role of his lifetime, playing his playboy role to perfection.
Director Paul Schrader made a smart movie that doesn't have to show everything in order for the viewer to know what happens and I liked it. The ending is very suitable and I especially love the last scene and Gere's last sentence which really touched me.
I didn't really understand the plot, but with Gere, a great score that manages to keep a single song interesting throughout the entire movie and great directing "American Gigolo" stands high above average and is one of the best movies of the eighties. 8/10
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