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.


A perfectly ordered suitcase, everything neatly folded and

orderly. Three pairs of underwear, one pair of long

underwear, two pairs of pants, two sweaters, one furry robe,

one nightgown. She could be packing for camp.

REVEAL Louise. Her room is as orderly as the suitcase.

Everything matches. It's not quite as frilly as Thelma's,

but it is of the same ilk. She is debating whether to take

an extra pair of socks. She decides not to and closes the

suitcase. She goes to the phone, picks it up and dials. We



Hi. This is Jimmy. I'm not here

right now, but I'll probably be back

'cause... all my stuff's here. Leave

a message.

Louise slams down the phone. A framed picture of Louise and

Jimmy sits on the table next to the phone. She matter-of-

factly slams that face down, too.


Thelma is still throwing stuff in, randomly now. She talks

to herself quietly the whole time.

She is taking stuff off of her nightstand, a small clock,

fingernail scissors, etc.

She opens the drawer of her nightstand. Her attitude is

purposeful; she looks as if she knows exactly what she's

doing; although, frankly, she has no idea, and each decision

is completely arbitrary. As she rifles through it, plucking

various items from among the jumbled contents, we see there

is a gun in there, one Darryl bought her for protection. It

is unloaded, but there is a box of bullets. She picks up

the gun like it's a rat by the tail and puts it in her purse.

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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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