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American Gigolo

  • Drama
  • 1980
  • Paul Schrader
  • 111 mins
  • X

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Julian KayRichard Gere
Michelle StrattonLauren Hutton
Detective SundayHector Elizondo
AnneNina Van Pallandt
Leon JaimesBill Duke
Charles StrattonBrian Davies
Judy RheimanPatti Carr
Mr RheimanTom Stewart
Mrs DobrunCarole Cook
Mrs SloanCarol Bruce
Mrs LaudnerFrances Bergen

Crew

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DirectorPaul Schrader

Details

Theatrical distributor
C.I.C. (UK)
Language
English
Guidance
Contains swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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