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Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Callie Khouri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Shelly Desai ... East Indian Motel Clerk (as Shelly De Sai)
Ken Swofford ... Major
Carol Mansell ... Waitress
Stephen Polk ... Surveillance Man
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Storyline

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>

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Somebody said get a life... so they did.

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A total of five identical 1966 Thunderbird convertibles were used throughout the shoot: one "star car", one camera car, one back-up car, and two stunt cars. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end the windshield from the front shows the lines from the windshield wipers, but from the driver's seat looking out, the windshield is clear. See more »

Quotes

[they've just discovered that J.D. has stolen all of Louise's money]
Thelma: Oh! Oh, goddamn it! I don't believe it. I've never been lucky! Not one time! Shit! That son of a bitch burned me. I don't believe it. I don't believe it. Louise? You okay? Louise. I'm sorry, I mean it.
Thelma: [Louise has her wrists over her face as Thelma kneels down to face her] Louise, it's okay. It's okay.
Louise: [Louise lifts her tear-streamed face] No, Thelma, it's not okay! It's definitely not okay. None of this is okay! I mean, what are ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Dame Edna Treatment: Episode #1.5 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Badlands
Written by Charlie Sexton
Performed by Charlie Sexton
Produced by Nile Rodgers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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We'll be drinking margaritas by the sea, mamasita!
7 March 2003 | by tragiclaura5See all my reviews

Boy oh boy, where to start with this one? This movie affected me so deeply when it first came out. I saw it many times in the theater and was blown away every single time. Deep and powerful, yet hilarious and fun in many parts. This one is flawless. My girlfriends and I still quote lines from this. This movie is NOT man bashing. It has some very powerful things to say about choices, friendship and the life that you make for yourself. Truly memorable and the kind of movie that really stays with you.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thelma and Louise See more »

Filming Locations:

Derby Acres, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,101,297, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$45,360,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,434,805
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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