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Story

It was directed with energetic skill by Top Gun Tony Scott, but this breathtaking 1993 thriller (think of it as an adolescent crime fantasy on steroids) has Quentin Tarantino written all over it. True Romance is really part of a loose trilogy that includes Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, with a crackling Tarantino screenplay that rides a fine line between raucous comedy and violent excess. Christian Slater plays Clarence, the comic-book lover who meets a beguiling prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette), confronts her vicious pimp (Gary Oldman), and embarks on a cross-country odyssey with $5 million worth of Mafia cocaine. Mayhem ensues, culminating in a favorite Tarantino climax--the "Mexican standoff"--in which a roomful of guys are pointing guns at each other, waiting to see who shoots first. Brutal, profane, and totally outrageous, True Romance is not for everyone, but with a supporting cast that includes Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, and Val Kilmer (as the ghost of Elvis!), you can be sure this movie will never be boring. --Jeff Shannon

Cast

Christian SlaterClarence Worley
Patricia ArquetteAlabama Whitman
Dennis HopperClifford Worley
Val KilmerMentor
Gary OldmanDrexl Spivey
Brad PittFloyd - Dick's Roommate
Christopher WalkenVincenzo Coccotti
Bronson PinchotElliot Blitzer
Samuel L. JacksonBig Don
Michael RapaportDick Ritchie
Saul RubinekLee Donowitz
Conchata FerrellMary Louise Ravencroft
James GandolfiniVirgil
Anna LevineLucy (as Anna Thomson)
Victor ArgoLenny
Paul BatesMarty
Chris PennNicky Dimes
Tom SizemoreCody Nicholson
Said FarajClerk
Gregory SporlederBurger Stand Customer
Maria PitilloKandi
Frank AdonisFrankie
Kevin CorriganMarvin
Paul Ben-VictorLuca
Michael BeachWurlitzer
Joe D'AngerioPolice Radio Operator
John BowerDetective
John CenatiempoSquad Cop #1
Eric Allan KramerBoris
Patrick John HurleyMonty
Dennis GarberLobby Cop #1
Scott EversLobby Cop #2
Hilary KlymRunning Cop
Steve GonzalesI.A. Officer
Laurence MasonFloyd 'D'

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 120 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 10, 1993
    EuropeOct 15, 1993
    AustraliaFeb 10, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    JapanR-15
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 26, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 30, 1997
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