True Romance (1993)

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In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.


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4 June 2002 | Infofreak
Tony Scott vs Quentin Tarantino. The winner? Us!
Cynical, seen-it-all-before smart ass that I am, I can't but help love 'True Romance'! On paper it looks like a sure fire recipe for disaster. A typically hip pop-culture saturated Quentin Tarantino script directed by schlockmeister Tony Scott, the man responsible for rancid Simpson/Bruckheimer "blockbusters" like 'Top Gun' and 'Days Of Thunder'. But some how it really works! The movie is especially helped by a dynamite cast, one of the most impressive in many years. Possibly only Julian Schnabel's underrated biopic 'Basquiat' can rival its mixture of star power and cult faves. Slater, Arquette, Walken, Hopper, Oldman, Kilmer, Penn, Sizemore, Jackson, Rapaport, Gandolfini, Argo, Corrigan, etc.etc. These are many of the finest actors working today. Add them to an electric story of love on the run, jam packed with amusing, highly quotable dialogue and plenty of action and laughs, and you have yourself a genuinely entertaining update of a classic 70s drive-in movie. 'True Romance' is a wild ride not to be missed!

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Trivia

Michael Madsen was an early choice for the role of Vincenzo Coccotti.


Quotes

Clarence Worley: In "Jailhouse Rock" he was everything rockabilly's about. I mean, he is rockabilly. Mean, surly, nasty, rude. In that movie he couldn't give a fuck about nothing except rockin' and rollin', living fast, dying young and leaving a good-looking corpse.


Goofs

When Alabama is being beaten up by Virgil, her face is bloodied early on. But when Virgil tosses her onto a half-wall and she slides across it, the blood vanishes from her face as she hits the wall (stunt double), and then reappears in the next shot.


Alternate Versions

The US theatrical version runs 118 minutes and was heavily cut for violence in order to receive an R-rating. This version was released to US theaters in 1993 and as a rental VHS in the US in 1994. It still occasionally shows up on premium cable and streaming services. The Director's Cut (also known as the 'Unrated' edition) runs 121 minutes and is the only version that has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray worldwide, initially appearing as a buy-only VHS and laserdisc in the US. The Director's Cut changes the following: -The death of Big Don and his dealer is more violent. -Drexl beating up Clarence and the subsequent shoot-out in Drexl's club are longer. -The extremely brutal fight between Virgil and Alabama is over a full minute longer and ends with Alabama beating Virgil's body over the head repeatedly with the butt of the shotgun. -The final shootout in the hotel room is longer and bloodier. -Instead of being killed by a random mafioso, Nicky is shot by Alabama in the Director's Cut.


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Everybody Loves Somebody
by
Ken Lane
Performed by Jerry DelMonico
Courtesy of Associated Production Music

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Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller

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