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Product NameAmerican Gigolo [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 6300217019
Price New2.74 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.99 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingR - Restricted
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TrailerWatch The Trailer
Run Time117 minutes
CastBill Duke, Hector Elizondo, Lauren Hutton, Nina van Pallandt, Richard Gere
DirectorPaul Schrader
GenreCRIME,DRAMA,MYSTERY
Run Time117 minutes
BindingVHS Tape
Release Year1980
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
Published12/31/1986
Run Time117 minutes
Long DescriptionWriter-director Paul Schrader viewed this as the second part of a trilogy that began with Taxi Driver and concluded with Light Sleeper --each dealing with a lonely man trying to deal with both his own dizzily spinning moral compass and the hypocrisy of the society that's trying to tell him what to do. Richard Gere plays a high-priced prostitute, an immaculately dressed stud for hire who services the bored women of Beverly Hills without ever allowing himself to be touched emotionally. His affair with a politician's wife (Lauren Hutton) changes that, at a point when he is being framed for a murder he didn't commit. Even as he tries to elude the law, he allows himself to become enmeshed with her in unexpected ways. Too cool and distant for some viewers, the film has a distinctive look and deliberate pacing--and about two endings too many. But it will keep you watching in spite of yourself. --Marshall Fine
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