True Romance

True Romance

Tony Scott (1993)

116min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this dark comedy thriller, movie-obsessed comic-store worker Christian Slater meets hooker Patricia Arquette and, after getting married then accidentally stealing a fortune in cocaine from her pimp, Gary Oldman, they hit the rocky road to possible oblivion. Scriptwriter Quentin Tarantino blends Hong Kong gangster movie clichés, film noir revisionism, slick but ultra-heavy violence and a host of great star cameos (Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper) to create an acid cocktail. The conversation between Hopper (as Clarence's ex-cop dad) and Walken's smiling mobster has gone down in movie history as one of the great face-offs. Director Tony Scott's superb visual style is the icing on the cake.

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
Floyd Brad Pitt
Vincenzo Coccotti Christopher Walken
Drexl Spivey Gary Oldman
Big Don Samuel L Jackson
Virgil James Gandolfini
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