American Gigolo

Synopsis: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Paul Schrader
Production: Paramount Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

and set the bottle down.

Yeah, she liked the pool boy bit.

I'm going to see her again

tomorrow afternoon.


Okay, Anne. Yes. Love you, too.

Paging Mrs Anderson.

- Mrs Anderson, front desk, please.

- Hey, pretty lady.

- Hi.

- Got my other jacket?

- Sure. Here you go, Julian.

- Thanks.

- Good evening, Mr Kay.

- Vince. How are you doing?

Fine. Nice to see you.

Then he has the nerve

to hit on my sister...

- It's not the greatest job in the world.

- Yeah.

- You get to meet people...

- Thank you.

Yeah, I'll have a Scotch on the rocks.

No, he's not.

I told you. He's looking right at us.

What'll it be?

No, that's okay, Jim.

Je m'appelle Julian Kay.

Excusez-moi, Michelle Jost.

Mr Kay would like another drink.

Manhattan. Dry Manhattan on the rocks.

Yes, sir.

- You speak English.

- You speak English.

- You fooled me.

- And you, me.

How long have you been over here

in Los Angeles?

I live here.

You live here? I don't understand.

You wouldn't.

I'm just trying to refresh

my college French.

I usually practise with a friend,

but she's not here yet.

Where are you from?

I was born in Torino,

but I studied at Nantes.

You hardly have any accent at all.

Yeah, I've been travelling too much.

I envy you.

I love to travel.

I used to travel a lot, but my husband's

involved in local politics.

So now I just practise French.

He thinks it's chic

to have a bilingual wife.

I think he's right.

Where are you going?

I made a mistake.

My husband's in New York.

What about your friend?

I'm not waiting for anyone.

You still don't understand.

Understand what?

Who I am.

Who are you?

You don't even understand who you are,

why you're sitting here.

Why are you here?

I've got to go.

All right. Just one thing.

Why did you come on to me?

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Paul Schrader

Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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