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Richard Gere is a jack-of-all-trades gigolo caught in a tangled web of murder and intrigue in this sexually charged release from Paramount Home Video. Presented in letterboxed anamorphic 1.85:1 (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and with multiple audio options, including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround, this release also features a French Dolby Digital Mono audio track in addition to optional English subtitles. Extra features include interactive menus and a ...
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Richard Gere is a jack-of-all-trades gigolo caught in a tangled web of murder and intrigue in this sexually charged release from Paramount Home Video. Presented in letterboxed anamorphic 1.85:1 (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and with multiple audio options, including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround, this release also features a French Dolby Digital Mono audio track in addition to optional English subtitles. Extra features include interactive menus and a theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9 ; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French mono; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer
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In retrospect, Paul Schrader's paean to perms, pimps, and playboy peccadillos seems like the first instant of the 1980s. Even while the subject matter remains steeped in a depraved '70s milieu, Richard Gere practices the kind of casual materialism and wears the kind of pastel Miami Vice fashion that confirms the arrival of that decade. The result is a zeitgeist film balancing on a tight rope between one world of underground lairs and street hustles, and another of high-priced hotels and sprawling swimming pools. Even when Julian struts and strides, confidently burning bridges and flaunting his business acumen, all the while enjoying the fruits of his labors, the sword of Damocles is visible over his head. He's ready for the free enterprise of the 1980s, but the debts of the 1970s hold him back -- in more ways than he anticipated. Always good at documenting seedy underbellies, Schrader continued in that vein two years after writing Taxi Driver (and two years before Raging Bull), even if his agenda sometimes softens to lukewarmness, especially in the unfulfilling finish. This film also announced Gere as a handsome new star to be reckoned with, worth more than John Travolta's sloppy seconds. The other lingering impression is the genial malevolence of the pimp created by character actor Bill Duke; his is a simmering presence. American Gigolo is one of the best-known early efforts from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and one of the last not to make a serious chunk of change at the box office.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2000
  • UPC: 097360898941
  • Original Release: 1980
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Julian Kaye
Lauren Hutton Michelle Stratton
Hector Elizondo Detective Sunday
Nina Van Pallandt Anne
Bill Duke Leon Jaimes
Brian Davies Charles Stratton
K Callan Lisa Williams
Tom Stewart Mr. Rheiman
Patti Carr Judy Rheiman
David Cryer Lt. Curtis
Carole Cook Mrs. Dobrun
Carol Bruce Mrs. Sloan
Frances Bergen Mrs. Laudner
MacDonald Carey Hollywood Actor
William Dozier Michelle's Lawyer
Peter Turgeon Julian's Lawyer
Robert Wightman Floyd Wicker
Richard Derr Mr. Williams
Jessica Potter Jill
Vic Ramos
Paul Schrader
Gordon Haight Blond Boy
Frank Pesce Suspect #4
Harry Davis Park Bernet Representative
Maggie Jean Smith Girl at Daisy
James Currie Bartender Cocktail Lounge
Kopi Sotiropulos Reporter
Ron Cummins Reporter
Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director, Screenwriter
John Bailey Cinematographer
Peter Bogart Asst. Director
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Mark Fabus Set Decoration/Design
Freddie Fields Executive Producer
George P. Gaines Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Richard Halsey Editor
Giorgio Moroder Score Composer
Vic Ramos Casting
Ed Richardson Art Director
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Designer
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Scene Selection
0. Scene Selection
1. "Call Me" [3:25]
2. Business Management [:15]
3. The International Language [6:54]
4. Palm Springs Trick [6:00]
5. Leon [:45]
6. Wardrobe [3:54]
7. Michelle [2:28]
8. Pre-Auction Viewing [:26]
9. From This Bed [2:04]
10. Detective Sunday [6:18]
11. Mrs. Charles Stratton [2:17]
12. Shoeshine [5:42]
13. In A Frame [4:50]
14. Out On A Limb [1:39]
15. Line-Up [5:35]
16. The Williams Mansion [4:37]
17. Followed [:59]
18. Country Club [3:14]
19. Probe [:43]
20. Garden Walk [2:51]
21. Apartment Search [4:11]
22. Jewels [:45]
23. Rented Car [2:32]
24. Perino's [2:43]
25. The Fall [:34]
26. Scandal [3:56]
27. "It's taken so long..." [4:21]
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Theatrical Trailer
   Menu Group #1 with 27 chapter(s) covering 01:56:29
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it

    I am biased, because anything with Richard Gere is a hit in my book. I loved the movie. Richard Gere has such sex appeal, Richard and Lauren Hutton clicked in this movie. I wish there were more movies with the pair.

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