Two best friends set out on an adventure,
but it soon turns around to a terrifying
escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Best friends Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer set out for a weekend vacation at a fishing cabin in the mountains,
to take a break from their dreary lives in Arkansas. Thelma, a ditzy housewife, is married to a disrespectful and controlling man,
Darryl, while sharp-tongued Louise works as a waitress in a diner, and is on-off dating a musician,
Jimmy, who spends most of his time on the road. On the way they stop for a drink at a roadhouse bar where
Thelma meets and dances with a flirtatious stranger, Harlan. When he takes her outside to the parking lot to get some fresh air,
he starts kissing her and taking her clothes off without her consent. Thelma resists but Harlan hits her, and then starts raping her.
Louise finds them and threatens to shoot Harlan with the gun that Thelma brought with her. Harlan stops but as the women walk away,
he yells that he should have continued the rape and continually insults them. Enraged, Louise responds
by shooting him dead, and the pair flee the scene