True Romance (1993)
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Stealing. Cheating. Killing. Who Says Romance is Dead?
|Two lovers (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) are thrust into a dangerous game of high-stakes negotiations and high-speed adventure. The pair come into unexpected possession of a suitcase of mob contraband. They flee to LA, where they'll sell the goods and begin a new life. But both sides of the law have other ideas.|
"...a hip, bullet-strewn thriller...gritty, high-octane...genuinely affecting... Find-A-Video
"Dynamite! A full-throttle blast of action and fireworks. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Daring, electrifying and original. Rex Reed, The Observer
"...the best crime rush since "GoodFellas"...Four stars! Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
Editor's NoteWhen inexperienced call girl Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette) is paid to seduce comic-book-nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence Worley (Christian Slater), she doesn't expect to fall for him. But these two lost souls seem to be made for each other and quickly pledge their love, marrying at Detroit's city hall. Clarence discovers some newfound bravado and attempts to retrieve Alabama's possessions from her pimp, Drexl (Gary Oldman), who isn't exactly eager to let Alabama go. Fleeing Drexl's apartment, Clarence not only leaves a trail of bodies, but also inadvertently mistakes a suitcase of uncut cocaine for one with his wife's clothing, and the chase is on. The unlikely newlyweds head for Los Angeles hoping to sell the cocaine and make enough money to leave the country. Unfortunately, they also have to contend with the mob, yuppie drug dealers and the police. Michael Rapaport is amusing as Clarence's best friend who lives with Floyd, a stoner played by Brad Pitt. A sedate Dennis Hopper appears as Clarence's father, who ultimately faces off with mob boss Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken). Director Tony Scott (CRIMSON TIDE, ENEMY OF THE STATE) does justice to the violence and quirkiness of Quentin Tarantino's second feature film script.
True Romance - DVD Review
By: Jason McKiernan filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/20/2009 11:40 PM
|Pardon the unprofessional lingo, but True Romance is one of the more awesome movies of the past 20 years. It is a film about the guttural connection between the heart and soul and the blood and guts. It is a brilliant romance about people who love movies, are obsessed with Elvis, and who love so deeply that they will kill in the most heinous, merciless, cold-blooded ways. It may seem contradictory to call a movie like this both hardboiled and sweet, but True Romance is a movie that thrives on its contradictions. It is wacky, scary, violent, funny, and completely off-the-wall -- just like love itself....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Samuel L. Jackson|
|Christian Wagner - Editor|
|Hans Zimmer - Original Music By|
|Harvey Weinstein - Executive Producer|
|James J. Murakami - Art Director|
|Jeffrey L. Kimball - Cinematographer|
|Michael Tronick - Editor|
|Quentin Tarantino - Writer|
|Roger Avary - Writer|
|Steve Perry - Producer|
|Tony Scott - Director|
Plot SummaryWhen a pair of unlikely newlyweds stumble across a cache of cocaine and try to sell it to a movie producer, the cops and the mob aren't far behind, in a darkly humorous caricature of the drug war. Billed as a "Bonnie and Clyde for the 1990s," the protagonists (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) are actually the most innocent characters in a film populated by thugs and hypocrites. Scripted by Quentin Tarantino, the film features a classic confrontation between veteran actors Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper.
|MTV Award, Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Best Kiss|
|"If you gave me a million years to ponder, I would've never guessed that true romance and Detroit would ever go together."----Alabama (Patricia Arquette) in voice--over|
|"Don't condescend me, man."----Floyd (Brad Pitt)|
|"If there's one thing this last week has taught me, it's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it."----Clarence (Christian Slater)|