American Gigolo


1h 57m 1980

Brief Synopsis

Magnetic Julian Kaye, a handsome Hollywood male prostitute, makes a lucrative living as an escort to older--wealthy--women in Los Angeles. Normally disinterested in emotional entanglements, he begins a relationship with Michelle, the local senator's wife, and the both fall in love. In the interim, he is framed in a kinky murder case, and tracks down the pimp who's responsible for blaming him. Julian watches in horror as the pimp himself is killed, and then finds himself faced with prison unless the politician's wife provides him with an alibi.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1980
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Cic Productions; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Magnetic Julian Kaye, a handsome Hollywood male prostitute, makes a lucrative living as an escort to older--wealthy--women in Los Angeles. Normally disinterested in emotional entanglements, he begins a relationship with Michelle, the local senator's wife, and the both fall in love. In the interim, he is framed in a kinky murder case, and tracks down the pimp who's responsible for blaming him. Julian watches in horror as the pimp himself is killed, and then finds himself faced with prison unless the politician's wife provides him with an alibi.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1980
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Cic Productions; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States February 1980

Released in United States Winter February 1, 1980

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Schrader Retrospective) in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Schrader Retrospective) in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.)

Released in United States February 1980

Released in United States Winter February 1, 1980