AMERICAN GIGOLO (1980 U.S.) D/W: PAUL SCHRADER P: JERRY BRUCKHEIMER
Richard Gere (at his best, not blinking a lot) is an arrogant, ambitious high class prostitute in L.A. kept by rich women. Lauren Hutton is the woman fascinated with him and whom he eventually falls in love with. He`s framed for a sex murder in this carefuly crafted PICKPOCKET rewrite. With Bill Duke, Hector Elizondo, Macdonald Carey, Blondie and Giorgio Moroder`s Call Me as a signature tune, a billboard poster for THE WARRIORS and deliberately anaemic sex scenes. More-or-less remade by Schrader as THE WALKER.

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