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.Written by
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Julie Christie originally was to play the role of the politician's wife when Richard Gere was first attached to the project, but she backed out when Gere was replaced by John Travolta. Travolta later dropped out and Gere was hired for the film, but Christie was not offered the role that was eventually played by Lauren Hutton. See more »
At the hotel bar, when Julian and Michelle are talking, he is looking at her when she tells him that she used to travel a lot. In the next shot, when she tells him that her husband is involved in local politics, Julian is seen turning his head to look up at Michelle. See more »
[begs to Leon]
I'll do fag tricks. I'll do kink. I'll do anything you want me to do.
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ABC edited 21 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »
Stylish and full of sense love story about Gere being a very sensual gigolo who gets involved in a murder. Schrader makes and obvious critic, not only of American high society life, is about loneliness and, at the end, change. The film is full of colors and sticky Giorgio Moroder score (Inclcuding Blondie's hit "Call Me"). Of course, it tries to be a thriller, but it really doesn't work like that. Is about Gere character, how he think, how he dress and how he smiles making a interesting character study as a study about the sordid and lost life of pleasures. Co-starring Lauren Hutton as a women searching for a new life.
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