American Gigolo

American Gigolo (1980)

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

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1980-02-08
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 504 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Paul Schrader
star 6.1/10
From 504 Ratings


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.

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  • Richard Gere

    as Julian Kaye
  • Lauren Hutton

    as Michelle Stratton
  • Hector 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
  • Ron Cummins

    as Reporter
  • Harry Davis

    as Parke Bernet Representative
  • Frank Pesce

    as Suspect #4
  • Leoda Richards

    as Restaurant patron at Perino's
  • Gordon W. Grant

    as Reporter
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Directing Paul Schrader Director
Writing Paul Schrader Writer
Sound Giorgio Moroder Original Music Composer
Art Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Editing Richard Halsey Editor
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Christine Lee Hairstylist
Production Neil A. Machlis Unit Production Manager
Art George Gaines Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Daniel C. Striepeke Makeup Artist
Art Edward Richardson Art Direction
Production Freddie Fields Executive Producer
Camera John R. Shannon Still Photographer
Camera King Baggot Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Giorgio Armani Costume Design
Sound Barry Thomas Sound Mixer
Sound Ray Alba Sound Effects Editor
Sound Bert Schoenfeld Sound Effects Editor
Sound Carl Mahakian Sound Effects Editor
Camera Richard Walden Camera Technician
Camera Leslie Hill Camera Technician
Camera Kirsten Glover Camera Technician
Directing Cynnie Troup Script Supervisor
Art Mark Fabus Set Designer
Art R. Gilbert Clayton Production Illustrator
Art Julian Zutz Construction Coordinator
Production Lois Kramer Hartwick Location Manager
Art Pat O'Connor Property Master
Sound Robert Glass Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Thirlwell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting George Holmes Gaffer
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Sound John Wilkinson Sound Re-Recording Mixer