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Release Date: June 11th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2000

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Julian (Richard Gere), a gigolo, commands high prices for his services, living a lavish if emotionally unattached lifestyle under the management of Anne (Nina van Pallandt). While secretly working for pimp Leon (Bill Duke), Julian is assigned to service Mr. Rheiman (Tom Stewart) and his wife, Judy (Patti Carr), but leaves when their violent requests make him nervous. When Mrs. Rheiman is found dead and no one is willing to testify on his behalf, Julian finds himself the primary suspect.

Cast: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Héctor Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt, Bill Duke, Brian Davies, K Callan, Tom Stewart

Director: Paul Schrader

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Forbidden love, Murder, Los Angeles, 1980s, Passionate, Prison, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The whole movie has a winning sadness about it; take away the story's sensational aspects and what you have is a study in loneliness. show more

  • An inspired variation on his familiar theme: the whore with a heart of gold is a man. [2 Feb 1980]

  • Unfortunately, the film is so determinedly stylish (Gere's costumes, Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack, John Bailey's noir-inflected camerawork), and the performances generally so vacuous (only Elizondo's detective really breathes), that it all becomes something of an academic, if entertaining, exercise that fails to stir the emotions. show more

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture