American Gigolo

American Gigolo

By Paul Schrader

  • Genre: Paul Schrader
  • Release Date: 1980-02-01
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Paul Schrader
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 303 Ratings


Companion Julian Kay is on the prowl and looking for someone to please. Boyish and sensual, he speaks five or six languages, and is equally comfortable as a chauffeur for a wealthy middle-aged matron, and as a translator/companion for the lonely wife of an executive. He is the American Gigolo. But Julian's love-for-sale lifestyle turns deadly when a client is murdered and Julian becomes the prime suspect. Richard Gere is electrifying as Julian in this stylish, sexually charged drama from Paul Schrader (Light Sleeper, Cat People). Costarring Lauren Hutton.





    By mac&cheez
    Just look at the cover, I mean who wouldn't want to look at that. Paul Schrader is an amazing guy who never lets you down. You won't be dissappointed. ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FILM OF 2001!!!!!!
  • Underrated modern noir

    By HTW
    Like The Ghost Writer or Drive, if you peel back the particular style and context of the era, it's essentially a noir film that could have been made in 1945 — a story about a morally suspect but fairly conventional person who makes one wrong decision that spirals out of control. I love this film. It's written and directed by the Taxi Driver screenwriter with a soundtrack by the guy who did Top Gun. That pretty much sums it up.