Thelma and Louise script
Synopsis: Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

FADE IN:

INT. RESTAURANT - MORNING (PRESENT DAY)

LOUISE is a waitress in a coffee shop. She is in her early-

thirties, but too old to be doing this. She is very pretty

and meticulously groomed, even at the end of her shift. She

is slamming dirty coffee cups from the counter into a bus

tray underneath the counter. It is making a lot of RACKET,

which she is oblivious to. There is COUNTRY MUZAK in the

b.g., which she hums along with.

INT. THELMA'S KITCHEN - MORNING

THELMA is a housewife. It's morning and she is slamming

coffee cups from the breakfast table into the kitchen sink,

which is full of dirty breakfast dishes and some stuff left

from last night's dinner which had to "soak". She is still

in her nightgown. The TV is ON in the b.g.

From the kitchen, we can see an incomplete wallpapering

project going on in the dining room, an obvious "do-it-

yourself" attempt by Thelma.

INT. RESTAURANT - MORNING

Louise goes to the pay phone and dials a number.

INT. THELMA'S KITCHEN - MORNING

Phone RINGS. Thelma goes over to answer it.

THELMA:

(hollering)

I got it! Hello.

INT. RESTAURANT - MORNING

LOUISE:

(at pay phone)

I hope you're packed, little

housewife, 'cause we are outta her

tonight.

INT. THELMA'S KITCHEN - MORNING

THELMA:

Well, wait now. I still have to ask

Darryl if I can go.

LOUISE (V.O.)

You mean you haven't asked him yet?

For Christ sake, Thelma, is he your

husband or your father? It's just

two days. For God's sake, Thelma.

Don't be a child. Just tell him

you're goin' with me, for cryin' out

loud. Tell him I'm havin' a nervous

breakdown.

Thelma has the phone tucked under her chin, as she cuts out

coupons from the newspaper and pins them on a bulletin board

already covered with them. We see various recipes torn out

from women's magazines along the lines of "101 Ways to Cook

Pork."

THELMA:

He already thinks you're out of your

mind, Louise, that don't carry much

weight with Darryl. Are you at work?

LOUISE (V.O.)

No, I'm callin' from the Playboy

Mansion.

THELMA:

I'll call you right back.

Thelma goes through the living room to the bottom of the

stairs and leans on the banister.

THELMA:

Darryl! Honey, you'd better hurry

up.

DARRYL comes trotting down the stairs. Polyester was made

for this man, and he's dripping in "men's" jewelry. He

manages a Carpeteria.

DARRYL:

Damnit, Thelma, don't holler like

that! Haven't I told you I can't

stand it when you holler in the

morning.

THELMA:

I'm sorry, Doll, I just didn't want

you to be late.

Darryl is checking himself out in the hall mirror, and

it's obvious he likes what he sees. He exudes over-confidence

for reasons that never become apparent. He likes to think

of himself as a real lady killer.

He is making imperceptible adjustments to his over-moussed

hair. Thelma watches approvingly.

THELMA:

Hon.

DARRYL:

What.

THELMA:

(she decides not to

tell him)

Have a good day at work today.

DARRYL:

Uh-huh.

THELMA:

Hon?

DARRYL:

What?!

THELMA:

You want anything special for dinner?

DARRYL:

No, Thelma, I don't give a shit what

we have for dinner. I may not even

make it home for dinner. You know

how Fridays are.

THELMA:

Funny how so many people wanna buy

carpet on a Friday night. You'd

almost think they's want to forget

about it for the weekend.

DARRYL:

Well then, it's a good thing you're

not regional manager and I am.

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Callie Khouri

Carolyn Ann "Callie" Khouri (born November 27, 1957) is a Lebanese American film and television screenwriter, producer, feminist, and director. In 1992 she won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for the film Thelma & Louise, which was controversial upon its release because of its progressive representation of gender politics, but which subsequently became a classic. more…

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