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 Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director Ridley Scott