True Romance


True Romance

Overview:

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Votes 743 (7.5/10)

Runtime: 120 minutes

Release Date 1993-09-09

Budget: $12,500,000.00

Revenue: $12,281,551.00

Tagline: Stealing, Cheating, Killing. Who said romance was dead?

Production company:

  • Davis-Films
  • August Entertainment
  • Warner Bros.
  • Morgan Creek Productions

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Thriller
  • Crime
  • Romance

Trailer

Further Information

Clarence Worley
Christian Slater
Christian Slater
Alabama Whitman
Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
Dick Ritchie
Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapaport
Elliot Blitzer
Bronson Pinchot
Bronson Pinchot
Drexl Spivey
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Clifford Worley
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
Vincenzo Coccotti
Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
Floyd
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Cody Nicholson
Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore
Big Don
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Lee Donowitz
Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
Virgil
James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
Frankie
Frank Adonis
Frank Adonis
Marty
Paul Bates
Paul Bates
Mentor
Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
Nicky Dimes
Chris Penn
Chris Penn
Lucy
Anna Levine
Anna Levine
Boris
Eric Allan Kramer
Eric Allan Kramer
Mary Louise Ravencroft
Conchata Ferrell
Conchata Ferrell
Lenny
Victor Argo
Victor Argo
Clerk
Said Faraj
Said Faraj
Burger Stand Customer
Gregory Sporleder
Gregory Sporleder
Kandi
Maria Pitillo
Maria Pitillo
Marvin
Kevin Corrigan
Kevin Corrigan
Luca
Paul Ben-Victor
Paul Ben-Victor
Wurlitzer
Michael Beach
Michael Beach
Police Radio Operator
Joe D'Angerio
Joe D'Angerio
Detective
John Bower
John Bower
Squad Cop #1
John Cenatiempo
John Cenatiempo
Monty
Patrick John Hurley
Patrick John Hurley
Lobby Cop #1
Dennis Garber
Dennis Garber
Lobby Cop #2
Scott Evers
Scott Evers
Running Cop
Hilary Klym
Hilary Klym
I.A. Officer
Steve Gonzales
Steve Gonzales
Floyd 'D'
Laurence Mason
Laurence Mason
Cop
David Dean
David Dean
Burger Stand Customer
April Freeman
April Freeman
Police Captain Quiggle
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
Elvis, Alabama's and Clarence's Son
Enzo Rossi
Enzo Rossi
Hotel Hostage
Nancy Young
Nancy Young
Director
Tony Scott
Tony Scott
Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
Screenplay
Roger Avary
Roger Avary
Producer
Gary Barber
Gary Barber
Producer
Samuel Hadida
Samuel Hadida
Producer
Steve Perry
Steve Perry
Executive Producer
James G. Robinson
James G. Robinson
Producer
Bill Unger
Bill Unger
Original Music Composer
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
Director of Photography
Jeffrey L. Kimball
Jeffrey L. Kimball
Editor
Michael Tronick
Michael Tronick
Editor
Christian Wagner
Christian Wagner
Production Design
Benjamín Fernández
Benjamín Fernández
Art Direction
James J. Murakami
James J. Murakami
Set Decoration
Thomas L. Roysden
Thomas L. Roysden
Costume Design
Susan Becker
Susan Becker
Sound Editor
Greg Dillon
Greg Dillon
Sound Editor
Samuel C. Crutcher
Samuel C. Crutcher
Sound Editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan
Virginia Cook-McGowan
Special Effects
Robert S. Henderson
Robert S. Henderson
Special Effects
Larry M. Shorts
Larry M. Shorts
Other
Risa Bramon Garcia
Risa Bramon Garcia
Casting
Billy Hopkins
Billy Hopkins
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Co-Producer
James W. Skotchdopole
James W. Skotchdopole
Co-Producer
Don Edmonds
Don Edmonds
Associate Producer
Spencer Franklin
Spencer Franklin
Associate Producer
Lisa Cogswell
Lisa Cogswell
Associate Producer
Gregory Manson
Gregory Manson
Script Supervisor
P.R. Tooke
P.R. Tooke
Costume Supervisor
Hugo Peña
Hugo Peña
Casting
Risa Bramon Garcia
Risa Bramon Garcia
Casting Associate
Mary Vernieu
Mary Vernieu
Casting Associate
Suzanne Smith
Suzanne Smith
Still Photographer
Ron Phillips
Ron Phillips
Location Scout
Stuart Raven Barter
Stuart Raven Barter
Location Manager
Deborah J. Page
Deborah J. Page
Location Manager
Janice Polley
Janice Polley

John Chard

The King, Chiba, White Boy Day and Love…Bloody Love. True Romance is directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, Bronson Pinchot and Saul Rubinek. Music is by Hans Zimmer and cinematography by Jeffery L. Kimball. Comic book store clerk Clarence Worley (Slater) falls in love with call girl Alabama Whitman (Arquette) when she turns up at the movie theatre as one of his birthday presents. Marriage is quick but as the whirlwind romance gathers apace, complications quickly follow in the form of psycho drug dealers and the mob! It's still speculated on how True Romance would have panned out had Tarantino directed his own screenplay, but really in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter. For True Romance is a wildly exciting fusion of lovers on the lam premise with violence a go go thrills. Director Scott did a bang up job bringing Tarantino's screenplay to life, even making a couple of narrative changes that suits (QT agrees) the picture no end. People often get hung up on the fact that Scott had previously helmed Top Gun, Beverly hills Cop II and Days of Thunder, citing these as reasons that Scott was wrong for the material, yet the film he did immediately before True Romance was The Last Boy Scout, a thrilling and muscular actioner that pings with sharp savvy dialogue scripted by Shane Black. It was the perfect trial run for True Romance, and Scott proved to be a wise and cohesive choice for the material. He also expertly marshalled a large ensemble cast, garnering career high turns from Slater and Arquette in the process. Almost everything clicks into place on True Romance, it never lacks for kinetic thrills or edge of the seat drama. In turn it likes to grab you around the throat with some wince inducing violence, cunningly drawing you in to root for a couple of lovers who will do anything for each other, while simultaneously causing carnage for all they come into contact with. There's odd ball characters galore (Oldman and Pitt excelling in this area), exquisite set-pieces and dialogue so sharp you could cut a steak with it. From conversations between Clarence and his imaginary Elvis (Kilmer) mentor, to iconography unbound with one of the 90s great sequences that sees Walken's mob boss verbally joust with Hopper as Clarence's stoic father, it's a film as rich in the art of vocal acting as it is in eye splintering gloss. All that and it's a clinically beautiful love story as well! A wet dream fantasy of QT for sure, and if you wanna be churlish? Then there should have been more room made for Sizemore and Penn's glorious coppers. Hell we could even complain about the editing being a touch too slam-bang at times…But nah! Small complaints be damned, the meeting of Tarantino the writer and Scott the director delivers neo-noir goodies galore. In fact it's a film that just gets better with age. 9/10

Rob T

Can't believe I haven't seen this movie until now. My neighbor could not believe I never saw this movie, and suggested I watch it A.S.A.P.! I did and loved it! This is a _**must see**_ Star-Studded movie. One of Quentin Tarantino best works.

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