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.Written by
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Near the beginning when Thelma is in the kitchen asking Darryl if he wants anything special for dinner, the game show Jackpot (1989) is showing on the television. That episode was the debut episode of the syndicated version, first airing on September 18, 1989. See more »
It doesn't take "two and a half days" to get from Oklahoma City to Mexico. The Texas border towns of Laredo and El Paso are each less than an 11 hour drive. See more »
[the ladies are just starting off on their road trip. Thelma lifts out Darryl's pistol]
Oh, Louise, umm, will you take care of this gun?
What in hell did you bring that for?
Oh, 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!
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I loved this movie from the first time I saw it, but it wasn't until I sat through it the third time that I figured out why. It is clever, exciting, and funny and is shot in the middle of the breathtaking scenery of the American Southwest. However, the thing that makes it special is its illustration of pure friendship. It may be difficult for some men to cross the gender boundary and connect with Thelma and Louise, yet doing so is critical to appreciating the film. If you can make the connection then you can get its message -- we all need a friendship like the one Thelma and Louise had. This movie will strike a deep emotional chord.....if you aren't afraid to let it. And if you happen to be too emotionally closed off to appreciate what I think the movie says about friendship I think that you will still enjoy the characters, acting, action, and humor. It is a ten out of ten.
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