R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
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.
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.
The small bottle on the bath tub before Alabama uses it as a weapon against Virgil.
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".
$4,023,420 12 September 1993