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True Romance

1993 film by Tony Scott

True Romance

Released 10 September 1993 (29 years, 7 months ago)

Director Tony Scott
Duration 120 minutes
Genre crime film, action film, drama film, romance film and thriller film
Composer Hans Zimmer
Production company Davis-Films, August Entertainment and Morgan Creek Productions
Country of origin France and United States of America
Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
Producer Gary Barber, Samuel Hadida and Steve Perry

About True Romance

True Romance, the 1993 film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino, is a wild ride through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. The film stars Christian Slater as Clarence Worley, a comic book store clerk who falls in love with a call girl named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) and sets out to rescue her from her pimp (Gary Oldman). Along the way, they encounter a cast of colorful characters, including a drug lord (Christopher Walken), a Hollywood producer (Michael Rapaport), and a cop (Dennis Hopper) who delivers one of the most memorable monologues in film history.

True Romance is a quintessential Tarantino film, full of sharp dialogue, graphic violence, and pop culture references. The film's non-linear structure and eclectic soundtrack, which features everyone from Elvis Presley to Soundgarden, add to its offbeat charm. Despite its cult status, True Romance was not a commercial success upon its release, but has since gained a devoted following and is now considered a classic of the genre.

The film's cast is a who's who of '90s Hollywood, with standout performances from Slater, Arquette, and Oldman. The chemistry between Slater and Arquette is palpable, and their love story provides a touching counterpoint to the film's brutal violence. Oldman's performance as the dreadlocked pimp Drexl Spivey is a scene-stealer, and his showdown with Slater's Clarence is one of the film's most memorable moments.

True Romance is a film that rewards repeat viewings, with its intricate plot and richly drawn characters. It is a testament to the talents of both Tarantino and Scott, who bring their unique visions to the screen in a way that is both thrilling and unforgettable.


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