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Director: Paul Schrader     Starring: Richard Gere
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40166914
UPC: 097360898941
UPC 14: 00097360898941
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Richard gere is electrifying in his portrayal of julian kay, an amerigan gigolo. But julian's love-for-sale lifestyle turns deadly when a client is murdered, and julian becomes the prime suspect. Special features: english subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, interactive menus, and much more.
Editor's Note
Richard Gere is Julian Kay, a slick emotionally and spiritually deprived L.A. hustler in AMERICAN GIGOLO. While servicing an upscale clientele in the Hollywood area, he becomes involved with a rich senator's wife (Lauren Hutton), their relationship extending beyond Julian's normal encounters. Little does he know he is about to be framed for murder, forcing him to rely on alibis from Madame Anne (Nina Van Pallandt), a crooked pimp (Bill Duke), or the senator's wife herself. A stylishly sleazy look at moral decay and redemption, director Paul Schrader combines a European cinematic sensibility with his usual themes of moral drift and emotional alienation in this vivid portrait of early 1980s chic Hollywood decadence.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1)

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/19/2002
Video Play Time Running Time: 117 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1980
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 089894
Video UPC UPC: 00097360898941
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Richard Gere
Video Cast Info Robert Wightman
Video Cast Info Lauren Hutton
Video Cast Info Nina Van Pallandt
Video Cast Info Hector Elizondo
Video Cast Info Paul Schrader - Director
Plot Summary
An escort for hire becomes framed for murder and needs his secret lover, wife of a noted politician, to provide his alibi.

Memorable Quotes

"My God, it's taken me so long to come to you."----Julian (Richard Gere) to Michelle (Lauren Hutton)

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Gere [gives] a seductively low-key performance....One of his best films..." -- Rating:B 10/18/1996 pp.88-9

"...A hot subject....A cool style....Gere is notably convincing in look and manner..." 01/30/1980

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gere,Richard
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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