Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

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Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Ridley Scott, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

     
 

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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives. Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit. Though the road trip starts out as a good time, the pair eventually wind up at… See more details below

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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives. Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit. Though the road trip starts out as a good time, the pair eventually wind up at a bar. A tipsy Thelma ends up in the parking lot of the bar with a would-be rapist. Louise shoots the man dead. The two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. They eventually meet up with a young criminal named J.D. (Brad Pitt), whose cowboy spirit rubs off on the timid Thelma. The pair is pursued by a police officer (Harvey Keitel) sympathetic toward their plight. He chases them to the Grand Canyon, where the women make a fateful decision about their lives. Directed by Ridley Scott, Thelma & Louise brought first-time screenwriter Callie Khouri many accolades including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Does Thelma & Louise make a serious statement about feminine empowerment, or is it just a good old-fashioned road movie with female protagonists? That’s the question that has been debated ever since this wildly popular movie first hit the big screen in 1991. An Oscar winner for screenwriter Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise also garnered Academy Award nominations for director Ridley Scott (Alien) and costars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. These loyal friends throw off society’s shackles and turn a weekend road trip into a gen-yoo-wine odyssey -- and they both turn in remarkable work. Arkansas housewife Thelma (Sarandon) and sexy waitress Louise (Davis) first get into trouble when they hit a roadside honky-tonk. Before you know it, they’ve killed a would-be rapist and turned their joy ride into a major crime spree. Alternately serious and silly, this unassuming little movie became a bona fide cultural phenomenon. It still holds up, too: Like most pictures of its kind, Thelma & Louise exudes reckless exhilaration. It’s not, as some still maintain, about women versus men -- it’s about freedom. It’s spiffed up on the Special Edition DVD with a new transfer and accompanied by 30 minutes of recently rediscovered footage and an alternate ending. It also includes two different commentaries, one by Scott and the other by Sarandon, Davis, and Khouri. (Scott also comments during the deleted scenes.) The film’s alternate ending, storyboard-to-screen comparisons, and a Glenn Frey music video round out this very attractive and appealing package.
All Movie Guide
A revisionist buddy movie/chase movie
oad movie/gangster movie/crime drama, Thelma & Louise breathed new life into old genres while vividly reimagining them. Swapping grizzled anti-heroes for smart, sexy anti-heroines (leading one critic to dub the film Bitch Cassidy and the Sundress Kid), it was seen as both a stirring odyssey and a polarizing feminist tract. Following its heroines across the male frontier of the American heartland, the film communicated a message of strength through sisterly solidarity, beginning with Louise's rescue of Thelma from a would-be rapist and ending with an ambivalently triumphant climax. Unsurprisingly, audiences and critics found this message more than a little provocative, and Thelma and Louise became one more battleground for the continuing conflict between feminists and their opponents. Political ramifications aside, Thelma & Louise stands out as a terrific piece of genre filmmaking; its blend of breathless liberation and ominous foreshadowing make it one of the most successfully realized films of its kind ever made, an enduring tribute to friendship and the open road.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
UPC:
0027616095473
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:09:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott; Audio commentary by Susan Surandon, Geena Davis and writer Callie Khouri; 30 minutes of deleted scenes; Alternate ending with director's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Sarandon Louise Sawyer
Geena Davis Thelma Dickinson
Harvey Keitel Hal Slocumb
Michael Madsen Jimmy
Christopher McDonald Darryl
Brad Pitt J.D.
Noel L. Walcott Mountain Bike Rider
Stephen Tobolowsky Max
Timothy Carhart Harlan Puckett
Lucinda Jenney Lena the Waitress
Jason Beghe State Trooper
Sonny Carl Davis Albert
Ken Swofford Major
Shelly Desai East Indian Motel Clerk
Carol Mansell Waitress
Stephen Polk Surveillance Man
Rob Roy Fitzgerald Plainclothes Cop
Jack Lindine I.D. Tech
Michael Delman Silver Bullet Dancer
Kristel L. Rose Girl Smoker
Marco St. John Truck Driver
Charlie Sexton Himself

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director,Producer
Anne H. Ahrens Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Richard Arrington Makeup
Bobby Bass Stunts
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Lisa Dean Art Director
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Craig Graham Set Decoration/Design
Alan S. Kaye Set Decoration/Design
Callie Khouri Co-producer,Screenwriter
Elizabeth McBride Costumes/Costume Designer
Thom Noble Editor
Dean O'Brien Co-producer
Mimi Polk Producer
Mary Margaret Robinson Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Mimi Polk Sotela Producer
Norris Spencer Production Designer
Keith A. Wester Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thelma and Louise
1. Main Title
2. Domestic Affairs
3. Hitting the Road
4. The Silver Bullet
5. Let's Dance
6. Harlan's Idea of Fun
7. Getting It Together
8. The Murdering Type
9. "Deep Shit, Arkansas"
10. Everything's Changed
11. J.D.
12. Secondary Roads
13. A Close Call
14. Vagabond Motel
15. "You Get What You Settle For"
16. Thief of Hearts
17. Room Service
18. The Morning After
19. Surveillance
20. Call of the Wild
21. "I Like Your Wife..."
22. Wanted Women
23. Road Rage
24. "Sorry, Officer"
25. The Long Way to Mexico
26. No Turning Back
27. Bitches From Hell
28. A.P.B.
29. Suspects in Sight
30. End of the Road
31. "Let's Keep Goin"
32. End Credits

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