Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thelma & Louise

1991 American Feature

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky and Brad Pitt
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Callie Khouri

An Arkansas waitress and her naïve housewife friend hit the road for a simple weekend of freedom, but end up on a wild flight from the law.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 83% / Audience: 82 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 88% / Audience: 7.2%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; also nominated for Best Director, Actress (Davis, Sarandon), Cinematography and Film Editing.
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Film, Director, Actress (Davis, Sarandon), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Original Score.
  • David di Donatello Awards for Best Foreign Actress (Davis and Sarandon).
  • Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay; also nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Actress - Drama (Davis, Sarandon).
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards for Film of the Year, Director and (Davis and Sarandon).
  • National Board of Review Awards for Best Actress (Davis and Sarandon).
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (Keitel).
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

  • Potential Directors: John Carpenter, Brian de Palma, Richard Donner, Callie Khouri and Sidney Lumet.
  • Casting Call: Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Atkins, Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Kim Basinger, Candice Bergen, David Bowie, Lorraine Bracco, Beau Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, Phoebe Cates, Kim Cattrall, Chevy Chase, Cher, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Joan Cusack, Willem Dafoe, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Christine Ebersole, Farrah Fawcett, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Bridget Fonda, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, Mary Gross, Daryl Hannah, Goldie Hawn, Barbara Hershey, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Lange, Kelly LeBrock, Andie MacDowell, Madonna, Steve Martin, Frances McDormand, Kelly McGillis, Liza Minnelli, Rick Moranis, Jack Nicholson, Catherine O'Hara, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Christian Slater, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rene Russo, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Meg Tilly, Lily Tomlin, John Travolta, Kathleen Turner, Tracey Ullman, Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Tuesday Weld, Bruce Willis, Debra Winger, Natalie Wood and James Woods.
  • Numerous critics and writers have remarked on the feminist overtones of Thelma & Louise; consequently, the film also received significant criticism from those who thought it was "male-bashing" and "man-hating" and that its depictions of men were unfairly negative.
  • In the documentary The Celluloid Closet, Susan Sarandon said that she added the kiss between Louise and Thelma at the end of the movie. Sarandon said that she told costar Geena Davis, but no one else, that she was going to kiss her in the scene.
  • In 2001, Thelma & Louise was ranked #76 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Thrills" list.
  • In 2003, Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawyer were ranked the #24 heroes on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Heroes & Villains" list.
  • In 2006, Thelma & Louise was ranked #78 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Cheers" list.

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