Thelma & Louise

May 24th, 1991


Thelma & Louise

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An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 7.3/10 (54,934 voted)

Critic's Score: 88/100

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend 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.

Susan Sarandon - Louise Sawyer
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

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

Release Date: 24 May 1991

Filming Locations: Bakersfield, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,500,000 (estimated)

Gross: $45,361,000 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the original script, the characters of Thelma and Louise were supposed to be the same age. However, changes were made once the roles were cast due to Susan Sarandon being ten years older than Geena Davis. A conversation in which the two reminisce about going to high school together was among the removed dialogue.

Continuity: In the scene where Thelma meets Jimmy at the motel to get the money, it is very obviously nighttime as seen through the windows. However, moments before entering the motel, it is daylight. It is daylight (but clearly a little later) again when they are back outside.

State Trooper: [Sobbing] Please! I have a wife and kids.
Thelma: Oh really, well, you're lucky. You be sweet to them, especially your wife. My husband wasn't sweet to me. Look how I turned out.

User Review

A terrific movie about friendship.

Rating: 10/10

I loved this movie from the first time I saw it, but it wasn't until I sat through it the third time that I figured out why. It is clever, exciting, and funny and is shot in the middle of the breathtaking scenery of the American Southwest. However, the thing that makes it special is its illustration of pure friendship. It may be difficult for some men to cross the gender boundary and connect with Thelma and Louise, yet doing so is critical to appreciating the film. If you can make the connection then you can get its message -- we all need a friendship like the one Thelma and Louise had. This movie will strike a deep emotional chord.....if you aren't afraid to let it. And if you happen to be too emotionally closed off to appreciate what I think the movie says about friendship I think that you will still enjoy the characters, acting, action, and humor. It is a ten out of ten.


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