Study Guide

Thelma & Louise Scene 16

Scene 16

Scene 16

  • With the cops on their tail and a huge helicopter in their faces, Thelma and Louise are barricaded in.
  • The troopers and FBI agents pull out their guns, pointing them right at the Thunderbird.
  • Hal, who has tagged along, is upset, noting the ridiculous amount of firepower aimed against these two women.
  • Thelma and Louise talk inside the car. Louise refuses to surrender, and Thelma doesn't want to give up her freedom.
  • Choking up, Thelma gestures toward the canyon, suggesting they keep going.
  • Louise, recognizing what Thelma is suggestion, solemnly agrees, smooches her friend on the mouth and puts the pedal to the metal.
  • Hal figures out what's about to happen and tries to chase after Thelma and Louise, but to no avail.
  • Holding hands in their final farewell to the world, Thelma and Louise drive the car off the edge of the cliff.
  • The frame freezes the car mid-air, and the film fades to a white screen.
  • During the credits, moments of Thelma and Louise's various misadventures flash before the viewers' stunned, weepy eyes.

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