True Romance

True Romance

Tony Scott (1993)

116min
bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Clarence Worley Christian Slater
Alabama Whitman Patricia Arquette
Clifford Worley Dennis Hopper
Mentor Val Kilmer
Drexl Spivey Gary Oldman
Floyd Brad Pitt
Vincenzo Coccotti Christopher Walken
Elliot Blitzer Bronson Pinchot
Big Don Samuel L Jackson
Dick Ritchie Michael Rapaport
Lee Donowitz Saul Rubinek
Virgil James Gandolfini
Nicky Dimes Chris Penn
Cody Nicholson Tom Sizemore
Mary Louise Ravencroft Conchata Ferrell
Director Tony Scott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama