True Romance

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Overview

Quentin Tarantino scripted this wild and wooly blend of action and dark comedy, which reached theaters a year before his breakthrough hit Pulp Fiction. Clarence Worley Christian Slater is a well-meaning but socially unskilled comic-shop clerk whose idea of a big night out is catching a Sonny Chiba triple-feature at a downtown grindhouse. Clarence is celebrating his birthday in just such a manner when he meets a beautiful girl named Alabama Patricia Arquette, and it's love at first sight for both of them. ...
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Overview

Quentin Tarantino scripted this wild and wooly blend of action and dark comedy, which reached theaters a year before his breakthrough hit Pulp Fiction. Clarence Worley Christian Slater is a well-meaning but socially unskilled comic-shop clerk whose idea of a big night out is catching a Sonny Chiba triple-feature at a downtown grindhouse. Clarence is celebrating his birthday in just such a manner when he meets a beautiful girl named Alabama Patricia Arquette, and it's love at first sight for both of them. Clarence's enthusiasm isn't dampened much when he discovers Alabama is actually a prostitute who was paid by his boss to bump into him; she's only been in the business for a few days, and is more than eager to give up streetwalking to be with Clarence. However, Alabama is certain her pimp, Drexl Gary Oldman, will not be happy; he's an ill-mannered sort with mob connections and a fondness for violence. Chivalrous Clarence offers to break the news to Drexl and collect her belongings, but he doesn't tell her he also plans to kill Drexl while he's there; a melee breaks out that leaves Drexl and his henchmen dead. Clarence grabs a suitcase that he thinks contains Alabama's clothes, but he discovers it instead holds five million dollars' worth of cocaine. The couple hits the road for California, planning to sell the dope and enjoy the good life in South America with the proceeds, but soon a group of very unhappy underworld characters are after them, as well as the police. True Romance also stars Dennis Hopper as Clarence's father, Christopher Walken as a mob boss who wants his cocaine back, Brad Pitt as a cheerful stoner, and Val Kilmer as the ghost of Elvis Presley.
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Special Features

Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • UPC: 085391163275
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Uncensored / Repackaged
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,841

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Slater Clarence Worley
Patricia Arquette Alabama Worley
Dennis Hopper Clifford Worley
Gary Oldman Drexl Spivey
Brad Pitt Floyd - Dick's Roomate
Christopher Walken Vincenzo Coccotti
Val Kilmer Mentor
Bronson Pinchot Elliot Blitzer
Michael Rapaport Dick Ritchie
Saul Rubinek Lee Donowitz
Chris Penn Nick Dimes
Tom Sizemore Cody Nicholson
Samuel L. Jackson Big Don
Risa Bramon Garcia
Billy Hopkins
Lawrence Mason Floyd "D"
Conchata Ferrell Mary Louise Ravencroft
James Gandolfini Virgil
Anna Levine Lucy
Victor Argo Lenny
Paul Bates Marty
Said Faraj Burger Man
Maria Pitillo Kandi
Frank Adonis Frankie
Kevin Corrigan Marvin
Paul Ben-Victor Luca
Michael Beach Wurlitzer
Joe D'Angerio Police Radio Operator
John Cenatiempo 1st Squad Cop
Eric Allan Kramer Boris
Patrick John Hurley Monty
Dennis Garber 1st Lobby Cop
Steve Gonzales L.A. Officer
Gregory Sporleder Burger Stand Customer
Technical Credits
Tony Scott Director
Gary Barber Executive Producer, Producer
Susan Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Edmonds Co-producer
Benjamin Fernandez Production Designer
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Samuel Hadida Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Stan Margulies Executive Producer
James Murakami Art Director
Steve Perry Producer
Chuck Picerni Jr. Stunts
James G. Robinson Executive Producer
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
James W. Skotchdopole Co-producer
Quentin Tarantino Screenwriter
Michael Tronick Editor
Bill Unger Producer
Christian Wagner Editor
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Ellen Wong Makeup
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- True Romance [P&S Director's Cut]
1. Common Interests [3:17]
2. Sometime Other Way [2:26]
3. At the Movies [2:39]
4. Q&A [2:12]
5. Lovers; Come Clean [6:55]
6. Newlyweds [1:27]
7. Drexl's Business [1:37]
8. Advice From King [3:46]
9. Roughhouse W/ Drexl [7:50]
10. So Romantic [2:01]
11. Family Reunion [6:02]
12. A Very Fine Actor [1:16]
13. Fond Farewell [3:14]
14. Hold the Phone [2:14]
15. Ancestry Lesson [11:12]
16. Welcome to L.A. [5:33]
17. Ride High W/ Elliot [4:03]
18. Talk Cinema W/ Lee [3:36]
19. Floyd's Visitor [1:30]
20. Motel Mayhem [5:32]
21. Alabama Strikes [5:27]
22. Elliot's a Star [3:40]
23. Travel; Good News [4:04]
24. Know... We're Doing [1:52]
25. Testing Elliot [3:40]
26. Floyd's Directions [1:11]
27. Seeing "Zhivago" [4:24]
28. Convincing Lee [3:52]
29. Roomful of Guns [:52]
30. Roomful More Guns [1:08]
31. The Line of Fire [2:12]
32. For Cody, Clarence [3:04]
33. Into the Sunset [2:35]
34. End Credits [4:04]
Disc #1, Side B -- True Romance [WS Director's Cut]
1. Common Interests [3:17]
2. Sometime Other Way [2:26]
3. At the Movies [2:39]
4. Q&A [2:12]
5. Lovers; Come Clean [6:55]
6. Newlyweds [1:27]
7. Drexl's Business [1:37]
8. Advice From King [3:46]
9. Roughhouse W/ Drexl [7:50]
10. So Romantic [2:01]
11. Family Reunion [6:02]
12. A Very Fine Actor [1:16]
13. Fond Farewell [3:14]
14. Hold the Phone [2:14]
15. Ancestry Lesson [11:12]
16. Welcome to L.A. [5:33]
17. Ride High W/ Elliot [4:03]
18. Talk Cinema W/ Lee [3:36]
19. Floyd's Visitor [1:30]
20. Motel Mayhem [5:32]
21. Alabama Strikes [5:27]
22. Elliot's a Star [3:40]
23. Travel; Good News [4:04]
24. Know... We're Doing [1:52]
25. Testing Elliot [3:40]
26. Floyd's Directions [1:11]
27. Seeing "Zhivago" [4:24]
28. Convincing Lee [3:52]
29. Roomful of Guns [:52]
30. Roomful More Guns [1:08]
31. The Line of Fire [2:12]
32. For Cody, Clarence [3:04]
33. Into the Sunset [2:35]
34. End Credits [4:04]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- True Romance [P&S Director's Cut]
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Christian Slater - Clarence Worley
         Patricia Arquette - Alabama Whitman
         Dennis Hopper - Clifford Worley
         Val Kilmer - Mentor
         Gary Oldman - Drexl Spivey
         Brad Pitt - Floyd (Dick's Roommate)
         Christopher Walken - Vincenzo Coccotti
         Written by Quentin Tarantino
         Directed by Tony Scott
      On Location
      A Bittersweet Movie
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
   Reel Recommendations
      Actor
      Genre
Disc #1, Side B -- True Romance [WS Director's Cut]
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Christian Slater - Clarence Worley
         Patricia Arquette - Alabama Whitman
         Dennis Hopper - Clifford Worley
         Val Kilmer - Mentor
         Gary Oldman - Drexl Spivey
         Brad Pitt - Floyd (Dick's Roommate)
         Christopher Walken - Vincenzo Coccotti
         Written by Quentin Tarantino
         Directed by Tony Scott
      On Location
      A Bittersweet Movie
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
   Reel Recommendations
      Actor
      Genre
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great cast + great writing = great film

    With a cast that includes Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt and especially written by legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, True Romance stands above and beyond most of the films of the 90's. When shy Clarence meets his call-girl wife Alabama, they decide to leave their old life behind. However, first he must right some wrongs involving drug-dealer/pimp played by Gary Oldman. This, of course, doesn't go as planned and they go on the run to California with a suitcase full of drugs. While Director Tony Scott's view does the film justice, the stand out element is the witty dialogue. The screenplay produced by Tarantino is virtually unmatched. Another important point, is the way the actors effortlessly flow off one another, simply adding to its authenticity. This movie should definetly be part of your collection.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    True Romance is Unforgettable

    This is one of the best movies i have ever seen.I thought starting out that this movie was crap,but it ending up being so sexy,exciting,emotional and unforgettable.I wish every person in the world would watch this movie.Dont let the title fool you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2004

    Raunchy yet...pure!

    The dialog is fabulous! It's the best love story of the 90's! This movie is super rad!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I WILL NEVER LOOK AT A PHONE BOTH THE SAME WAY EVER AGAIN!

    ALL I CAN SAY IS IT IS A HELL OF A RIDE FROM START TO FINISH WITH SOME OF THE BEST SCENES (THE HOTEL ROOM'S) SLATER DOES A GREAT JOB WITH THIS ROLL. AND THE PHONE BOTH WELL NUF SAID...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HEY, IS THAT TONY SOPRANO

    I LOVE THIS FILM, THE SCENE WITH DENNIS HOPPER AND CHRISTOPHER WALKEN RIGHT BEFORE HE SHOOTS HIM IS GREAT. TALK ABOUT HAVING A BRASS PAIR!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My all-time favorite movie!

    The best Tarantino flick!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Cast

    The beauty of this film is the superb cast that is able to give the perfect performance for a Tarantino script. Especially the British Gary Oldman who is marvelous in an over-the-top performance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A classic

    I don't really know what's so endearing about this movie, Slaters laid back style or Arquettes depth of character... One thing's for sure, you'll watch the movie over and over again. Its one of those movies that you just don't want to end (like Pulp Fiction for me). I can honestly say that its as fresh the first time you watch it as it is the 20th. Now that's what I call a good movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best love story ever

    This film has it all. It has sex, drugs, violence, romance, and a killer score. Christian Slater, who plays the main character Clarence, pulls off the very best performance of his career, and Patricia Arquette who plays Alabama, the hooker with a heart of gold, was worthy of an Academy Award. The cast, which includes film greats Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, and Brad Pitt, speaks for itself. One of the greatest tough guy scenes of all time occurs between Hopper, who plays Clarence's father, and Walken, the gangster chasing after the newlyweds Clarence and Alabama. The dialogue in that scene is darkly hilarious and is without question one of the finest moments in film history. Another hghlight of film is the hotel room scene between Alabama and one of the gangsters chasing them. By the end of the graphically violent scene, you want to take the shotgun from Alabama's bloody hands and shake it over your head as well. This underrated film is the best thing to happen to the love story since Bonnie and Clyde. A definite must see, and a cult classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quite simply a good flick

    If you are looking for something out of the usual, this is it, captured my attention at the beginning.

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