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American Gigolo

He's the highest paid lover in Beverly Hills. He leaves women feeling more alive than they've ever felt before. Except one.

Categories: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller /
Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1980-02-08
Run time: 117 minute / 1:57
Budget: $4,800,000
Revenue: $22,743,674
Director: Paul Schrader
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Richard Gere
as Julian Kaye
Lauren Hutton
as Michelle Stratton
Héctor Elizondo
as Detective Sunday
K Callan
as Lisa Williams
Carole Cook
as Mrs. Dobrun
Nina van Pallandt
as Anne
Bill Duke
as Leon James
Brian Davies
as Charles Stratton
Tom Stewart
as Mr. Rheiman
Patricia Carr
as Judy Rheiman
David Cryer
as Lt. Curtis
Carol Bruce
as Mrs. Sloan
Frances Bergen
as Mrs. Laudner
Macdonald Carey
as Hollywood Actor
William Dozier
as Michelle's Lawyer
Peter Turgeon
as Julian's Lawyer
Robert Wightman
as Floyd Wicker
Richard Derr
as Mr. Williams
Jessica Potter
as Jill
Gordon Haight
as Blond Boy
Carlo Alonso
as Salesman
Judith Ransdell
as Cloak Room Girl
Michael Goyak
as Jason
John Hammerton
as Perino's Maitre d'
Michele Drake
as 1st Girl At Beach
Linda Horn
as 2nd Girl At Beach
Faye Michael Nuell
as Woman At Juschi's
Eugene Jackson
as Bootblack
Roma Alvarez
as Maid
Dawn Adams
as Coed
Bob Jardine
as College Professor
Nanette Tarpey
as Waitress
Maggie Jean Smith
as Girl At Daisy
Pamela Fong
as Girl At Daisy
Randy Stokey
as Boy At Sorel
Harris Weingart
as Maitre d' Cocktail Lounge
James Currie
as Bartender Cocktail Lounge
Norman Stevans
as Waiter Cocktail Lounge
Betty Canter
as Woman At Political Dinner
Laura Gile
as Woman At Political Dinner
Brent Dunsford
as Man At Political Dinner
Barry Satterfield
as Street Hustler
Sam L. Nickens
as Waiter Country Club
William Valdez
as Prison Guard
Mary Helen Barro
as Reporter
John H. Lowe
as Reporter
Kopi Sotiropulos
as Reporter
Gordon W. Grant
as Reporter
Ron Cummins
as Reporter
Harry Davis
as Parke Bernet Representative
Frank Pesce
as Suspect #4
Leoda Richards
as Restaurant patron at Perino's
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer

Paul Schrader Director

Paul Schrader Writer

Giorgio Moroder Original Music Composer

Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design

John Bailey Director of Photography

Richard Halsey Editor

Bob Badami Music Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Christine Lee Hairstylist

Neil A. Machlis Unit Production Manager

George Gaines Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Daniel C. Striepeke Makeup Artist

Edward Richardson Art Direction

Freddie Fields Executive Producer

John R. Shannon Still Photographer
King Baggot Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up
Giorgio Armani Costume Design

Barry Thomas Sound Mixer
Ray Alba Sound Effects Editor
Bert Schoenfeld Sound Effects Editor
Carl Mahakian Sound Effects Editor

Richard Walden Camera Technician
Leslie Hill Camera Technician
Kirsten Glover Camera Technician

Cynnie Troup Script Supervisor

Mark Fabus Set Designer
R. Gilbert Clayton Production Illustrator
Julian Zutz Construction Coordinator

Lois Kramer Hartwick Location Manager

Pat O'Connor Property Master

Robert Glass Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Thirlwell Sound Re-Recording Mixer

George Holmes Gaffer

Dan Perri Title Designer

John Wilkinson Sound Re-Recording Mixer

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