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Film: Thelma & Louise

"In the future, when a woman's crying like that, she isn't having any fun!"
Louise Sawyer

A 1991 film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, Thelma & Louise became one of the most iconic films of the decade. Scott and the film's two leads received Academy Award nominations, while screenwriter and intended director Callie Khouri grabbed the Oscar for her screenplay.

The duo ended up as #24 on AFI's "Heroes" list, while the film itself is #76 of its "Thrills" and #78 of its "Cheers".

Thelma, a naive housewife and her best friend, the independent waitress Louise, pile into Louise's Cool Car for a girl's weekend out. Things go downhill when Thelma is nearly raped by a stranger named Harlan, whom Louise subsequently shoots. They hit the road to Mexico rather than face almost certain prosecution; along the way, they are pursued by a sympathetic FBI agent named Slocumb. As the two experience freedom they never had before, the long arm of the law finally corners them at the Grand Canyon a canyon that is totally not the Grand Canyon, because if it had been they would have had to pay to get there, because it's a National Park, and the rangers don't just let you drive up to the edges of cliffs like that. And...


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