Thelma & Louise

Synopsis: Louise is working in a diner as a waitress and has some problems with her boyfriend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police.
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: MGM
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 40 nominations.
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130 min

Little honey,

are you goin' out tonight?


you wanna hit me up

with some syrup?

Thank you, darling.


Yeah, I'll be

right with you.

Here you go.

You got the sausage,

pancakes for you,

and there's your syrup.

He's over there.


Decaf or regular?

Regular, please.

You girls are kind of

young to be smoking,

don't you think?

It ruins

your sex drive.

I'll get it!

I got it! Hello?

Hey, how you doing,

little housewife?

You all packed?

We're out

of here tonight.

Well, wait now.

I still have to ask

Darryl if I can go.

You mean you haven't

asked him, yet?


for Christ's sake!


is he your husband

or your father?

It is just two days,

for God's sake.

Don't be a child.

Tell him

you're going with me.

Tell him I'm having

a nervous breakdown.

That don't carry much

weight with Darryl.

He already thinks

you're out of your mind.

Are you at work?

No, I'm calling from

the Playboy Mansion.

I'll call you right back.




you better

hurry up!

God damn it, Thelma.

Don't holler like that.

Haven't I told you

I can't stand it

when you holler

in the morning?

I'm sorry, doll.

I just didn't

want you to be late.

Thank you.




Have a good day

at work today.



Thank you, no.



You want anything special

for dinner tonight?

No, Thelma,

I don't give a sh*t

what we have for dinner.

I may not even

make it home for dinner.

You know how Fridays are.

Yeah, funny how

so many people want to buy

a carpet on a Friday night.

You'd almost think

they'd want to forget

about it for the weekend.

Well, then it's a good thing

you're not regional manager

and I am.

For Christ's sake,

I got to get

the hell out of here.


God damn it, Homer!

Christ, I gotta

get to work!

Don't need this

bullshit in the morning!

Just leave them.

I'll get them,

thank you.

For Christ's sakes.

And I want you

out of here by 5:00.

No, 3:

Get out of here

by 3:
00 today.

Good morning.


is Louise there?

Why, yes, she is.

Is this Thelma?

Thelma, when are you

gonna run away with me?

Not this weekend, sweetie,

she's running away with me.

Hey, what'd he say?

What time are you

picking me up?

All right! I'll be there

around 2:
00 or 3:00.

Okay. Say, what kind

of stuff do I bring?

I don't know.

Warm stuff, I guess.

It's the mountains.

I guess it gets

cold at night.

I don't know.

I'm just gonna

bring everything.

Okay, I will,

too, then.

And steal

Darryl's fishing stuff.

Louise, I don't

know how to fish.

Neither do I, Thelma,

but Darryl does it.

How hard can it be?

All right,

I'll see you in a bit.

Okay. All right, bye.

As you brush your shoes

And stand before the mirror

And you comb your hair

And grab your coat and out

And you walk the wet streets

Trying to remember

All the wild night breezes

in your memory ever

And everything

looks so complete

When you're walkin'

out on the street


this is Jimmy.

I'm not here right now.

And sends you flyin', cryin'


The wild night is callin'

And all the girls walk by



No, Thelma,

we don't need the lantern.

The place has electricity.

Okay. No, I want

to take it anyway,

just in case.

In case of what?

In case there's some

escaped psycho killer

on the loose

who cuts

the electricity off

and tries to

come in and kill us.

Sure, Thelma.

Well, then that lantern'll

come in real handy.

Maybe we should

just tow your car

behind, too,

in case he steals

the spark plugs.

We'd have to.

That thing barely makes it

down the driveway.

Careful. Careful.

All right,

everything in?



Here you go.

Be careful.

All right.


Sit down!

Oh, Louise?


Will you take care

of this gun?

What in hell did

you bring that for?

Come on.

Psycho killers or

bears or snakes.

I just don't know

how to use it.

Will you take care of it?

Put it away. Just...

Here, put it in my purse.

Thelma, good Lord.

So, whose place

is this again?

It's Bob's,

the day manager's.

He's getting a divorce,

so his wife's getting

this place.

So he's letting all

his friends use it

till he's got to

turn over the keys.

I've never been out

of town without Darryl.

How come

Darryl let you go?

'Cause I didn't ask him.

Sh*t, Thelma!

He's gonna kill you!

Well, he'd never

let me go.

He never lets me do

one goddamn thing

that's any fun.

All he wants me to do

is hang around the house

the whole time

while he's out doing

God only knows what.

Well, you get

what you settle for.

I left him a note.

I left him stuff

to microwave.

Children laugh,

children cry

They're the ones

who will survive

Will they know

what we've sold?

Nature's gift

we turn for gold

I don't like

what I see now

In my life,

what I see now

I don't like

where we're goin'

I don't like it, no



You and I,

we're getting older now

You and I

Who will show them

if we don't show them how?

I wanna know, is it true?

Is there a house of hope

for me and you?


what are you doing?


Hey, I'm Louise.

House of hope

for me and you

I'll never make it.

Can't we just stop

somewhere for a minute?

Thelma, we're not gonna

get to the cabin until

after dark as it is.

Then what difference

would it make

if we stopped?

Come on,

I never get to do

stuff like this.

Okay. But it's gonna

be a quick stop.

Fine, okay.

I'm still waiting here,

and it's half past two

And I don't wanna

love you, but I do

I haven't seen

a place like this

since I left Texas.

Isn't this fun?

That place with

a little dance floor

Said you'd never

been in there before

Y'all want a drink?

No, thanks.

I'll have a Wild Turkey

straight up and

a Coke back, please.


Oh, what?

Tell me something.

Is this my vacation

or isn't it?

I mean, God,

you're as bad as Darryl.

I'm sorry, it's just

I'm just not used to

seeing you this way.

I... I haven't seen you

this way in a while.

You're usually so sedate.

Well, I've had it

up to my ass with sedate.

You said you and me

is gonna get out of town,

and for once,

just really let

our hair down.

Well, darling, look out,

'cause my hair

is coming down.

All right.

I've changed my mind.

I'm gonna have a margarita

and a shot of Cuervo

on the side.

All right!

Get me another one.

I don't want to

love you, but I do


Now, what are a couple

of Kewpie dolls like you

doing in a place like this?

We left town

for the weekend...

Minding our own business.

Why don't you try?

...'cause we wanted to

try and have some fun.

And 'cause Louise here

is mad at her boyfriend


We just wanted to

get something to eat.

Well, you come

to the right place.

Do you like chili?

They got good chili.

Harlan, you bothering

these poor girls?

Hell, no, I was

just being friendly.

It's a good thing

they're not all

as friendly as you.

Hey, your name's

Harlan? I got

an uncle named Harlan.

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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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