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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
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

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

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…

All Callie Khouri scripts | Callie Khouri Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Thelma & Louise" STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 9 Aug. 2022. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Thelma & Louise

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.