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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According to Gary Oldman, "...it's a collaborative thing, and you work with the costume designer and the director. In the case of True Romance, I was already working on a film and had no way of meeting Tony Scott. I met him once at the interview. And he said, "I cannot tell you what the story is." He said, "I'm no good at that." He said, "The character, he's a white guy, thinks he's black, and he's a pimp." And I said, "I'll do it." And we shook hands and I hadn't even read the script. And then over the course of working on it, I had this idea about the dreadlocks and a scar, and teeth and all of that, and I would just write to Tony, "What about this? What about that?" And on the first day of shooting, that's when he saw it all put together. So yeah, I'm thinking and I'm thinking about those details.


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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.


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The small bottle on the bath tub before Alabama uses it as a weapon against Virgil.


Alternate Versions

The Italian version omits a scene where the hitman tells Alabama that killing for the first time is the hardest, but that now he does it "just to see their f@$#ing expression change".


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Performed by Paul Sutera
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A Division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.

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Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller

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