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True Romance

  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Tony Scott
  • 116 mins
  • 18

Summary

A shy clerk marries a hooker and kills her pimp, and together they go on the run to Los Angeles with $5million of cocaine they plan to sell. However, the drugs belong to the Mob and hitmen are soon on their trail. Tony Scott's thriller, written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt and Christopher Walken.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Working from a Quentin Tarantino script, Tony Scott directs this fast-moving tale of a movie-obsessed comic-store worker (Christian Slater) who meets hooker Patricia Arquette and gets hitched. However, after the pair accidentally steals a fortune in cocaine from her pimp (Gary Oldman), the honeymoon is soon over and oblivion beckons. The film blends Hong Kong gangster movie clichés, film noir revisionism and slick ultra violence to create an acid cocktail, with Scott's superb visual style the icing on the cake. Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer and James Gandolfini are among a host of great cameos, while the conversation between Dennis Hopper (as Slater's ex-cop dad) and Christopher Walken's smiling mobster has gone down in movie history as one of the great face-offs.

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Credits

Cast

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Clarence WorleyChristian Slater
Alabama WhitmanPatricia Arquette
Clifford WorleyDennis Hopper
MentorVal Kilmer
Drexl SpiveyGary Oldman
FloydBrad Pitt
Vincenzo CoccottiChristopher Walken
Elliot BlitzerBronson Pinchot
Big DonSamuel L Jackson
Dick RitchieMichael Rapaport
Lee DonowitzSaul Rubinek
VirgilJames Gandolfini
Nicky DimesChris Penn
Cody NicholsonTom Sizemore
Mary Louise RavencroftConchata Ferrell

Crew

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DirectorTony Scott

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Brothers
Language
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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