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Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise film poster
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin
Ridley Scott
Written by Callie Khouri
Starring Susan Sarandon
Geena Davis
Harvey Keitel
Brad Pitt
Michael Madsen
Christopher McDonald
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography Adrian Biddle
Distributed by MGM
Released May 24, 1991 (USA)
Running time 129 min.
Language English
Budget $16,500,000 US (est.)
IMDb profile
Thelma and Louise
Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women find easier and easier to commit. Michael Madsen plays Louise's boyfriend and Christopher McDonald plays Thelma's controlling husband. Brad Pitt (in his first significant role in a major Hollywood film) plays a robber on parole who befriends Thelma on the road. The film was released on May 24, 1991. Image File history File links Thelma_And_Louise_Poster. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... Callie Khouri (born November 27, 1957, as Carolyn Ann Khouri) is an American screenwriter and film director. ... Sarandon in The Banger Sisters Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Geena Davis Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis is a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Harvey Keitel in Clockers Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor. ... Brad Pitt at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Michael Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his performances as Budd in Kill Bill and Mr. ... Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actor. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German composer, best known for composing film scores. ... Adrian Biddle, (July 20, 1952 – December 7, 2005), was an English cinematographer. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Image File history File links Thelma_and_Louise. ... Image File history File links Thelma_and_Louise. ... Road Movie is a 2002 South Korean film about a love triangle among a woman, a man who loves her, and a gay man who loves him. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1991. ... Callie Khouri (born November 27, 1957, as Carolyn Ann Khouri) is an American screenwriter and film director. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... Geena Davis Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis is a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Sarandon in The Banger Sisters Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Harvey Keitel in Clockers Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor. ... Michael Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his performances as Budd in Kill Bill and Mr. ... Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actor. ... Brad Pitt at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Plot

The film follows the women as they head out in Louise's green 1966 Thunderbird convertible for a two-day adventure which starts horribly but then sees them change from victims of circumstance into icons of feminism. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Ford Thunderbird is a car manufactured in the USA by the Ford Motor Company. ... Saab 900 Convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible (security) A convertible is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof. ... Feminism is a diverse, competing, and often opposing collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women. ...


While she is drunk, a man attempts to rape Thelma in the parking lot outside a bar. However, Louise shoots at the attacker, killing him. Subsequently, the two women are concerned that the authorities won't believe Thelma and they decide to evade the law.


Louise is determined not to reach Mexico via Texas, which the audience laters discovers because she was raped there and the attacker wasn't convicted. Official language(s) None. ...


During their travels, they encounter a young bank robber (Brad Pitt) who gives them tips on how to conduct successful bank robberies then seduces Thelma only to steal Thelma and Louise's savings. This shortage of cash results in Thelma and Louise conducting armed robberies.


Another character they encounter is a truck driver who keeps making sexual passes at them, who they pull over to demand an apology from. He refuses and they shoot his truck, which explodes.


In the end, Thelma and Louise are cornered between a canyon in Utah that they incorrectly believe to be the Grand Canyon on one side, and the police on the other. They drive into the canyon. The film ends with a series of photos of their weekend. For other Grand Canyons see Grand Canyon (disambiguation). ...


Trivia

  • The film shares plot line and visual elements with other road movies, particularly the 1979 movie Messidor by Alain Tanner.

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Cast

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Trivia

  • Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn wanted to make a movie together and one of the scripts they considered was Thelma and Louise.
  • Cher was offered the role of Louise, but turned it down.
  • In the sequence where Darryl slips and falls over the builder's supplies as he was leaving for work was unscripted, as Christopher McDonald genuinely lost his footing. Despite this he remained in character and yelled at the workmen and drove away. Ridley Scott apparently liked the result, and so it remains in the film.
  • Fito Paez composed a song called "Dos dias en la vida" (Two days in life), featured in the album "El amor despues del amor". the lyric talking about the movie.
  • Singer/songwriter Tori Amos wrote Me And a Gun after watching this movie, being stirred to write about her own experience with sexual assault and telling no one about it for 6 years.

Streep in Silkwood (1983) Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in movies and television and who, from the 1980s to the present day, has been regarded as one of the... Hawn in the 1972 movie Butterflies Are Free Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born Goldie Jean Studlendgehawn on November 21, 1945 in Washington, D.C.) is an American actress. ... Cherilyn Sarkisian (born May 20, 1946), better known simply by her stage name Cher, is an Academy Award-winning iconic American singer, songwriter, actress, director and all-around entertainer. ... Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actor. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... Fito Paez is a popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, and Spanish language singer from Rosario, Argentina. ... Tori Amos Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Thelma and Louise (1991) (1221 words)
Darryl: (1) In the opening scene in which Thelma is working up the courage to ask Darryl for permission to take the weekend trip with Louise, she stalls first by asking if he’d like “anything special” for dinner.
Harlan:  His pick-up lines to Thelma in the Silver Bullet club are so juvenile and sexist—“Now what are a couple of Kewpie dolls like you doing in a place like this?” and “It’s hard not to notice two such pretty ladies as yourself”—that Harlan is depicted as comical.
Thelma and Louise deny a major patriarchal myth when they reject the notion that the only way a woman can live “happily ever after” is with the right man.   Thelma and Louise mock sexism and resist patriarchal control over their lives.
Thelma and Louise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women find easier and easier to commit.
Louise is determined not to reach Mexico via Texas, which the audience laters discovers because she was raped there and the attacker wasn't convicted.
In the end, Thelma and Louise are cornered between the Grand Canyon on one side and the police.
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