About

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

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Directed by

Ridley Scott

Written by

Callie Khouri (Screenplay)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Somebody said get a life… so they did.

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#700 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#76 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Adrian Biddle

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role