American Gigolo

American Gigolo

Paul Schrader (1980)

X Certificate


Our Score
Richard Gere romped his way to stardom in this glossy and controversial (for its time) story of a Los Angeles stud who services the bored wives of Beverly Hills. His detached view of life is threatened, however, when he gets caught up in murder and politics. This is probably still director Paul Schrader's biggest hit but, sadly, it hasn't aged well, and it now comes across as a beautifully designed but ultimately transparent walk on the wild side.


A male escort is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy woman, and his only hope of proving his innocence rests with a client reluctant to come forward and provide him with an alibi. Thriller, written and directed by Paul Schrader, starring Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton and Hector Elizondo.

Cast & Crew

Julian Kay Richard Gere
Michelle Stratton Lauren Hutton
Detective Sunday Hector Elizondo
Anne Nina Van Pallandt
Leon Jaimes Bill Duke
Charles Stratton Brian Davies
Judy Rheiman Patti Carr
Mr Rheiman Tom Stewart
Mrs Dobrun Carole Cook
Mrs Sloan Carol Bruce
Mrs Laudner Frances Bergen
Director Paul Schrader
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: C.I.C. (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video and DVD