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True Romance -- Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
True Romance -- Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

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Writer:
Quentin Tarantino (written by)
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Release Date:
10 September 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Stealing, Cheating, Killing. Who said romance is dead? See more »
Plot:
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Enough memorable scenes and talented stars to fuel a half a dozen blockbusters. See more (430 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Tony Scott 
 
Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Roger Avary  uncredited

Produced by
Gary Barber .... producer
Lisa Cogswell .... associate producer
Don Edmonds .... co-producer
Spencer Franklin .... associate producer
Samuel Hadida .... producer
Gregory Manson .... associate producer (as Gregory S. Manson)
Steve Perry .... producer
James G. Robinson .... executive producer
James W. Skotchdopole .... co-producer
Bill Unger .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
Jeffrey L. Kimball 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Tronick 
Christian Wagner 
 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia 
Billy Hopkins 
 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández 
 
Art Direction by
James J. Murakami 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Becker 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Barnard .... wigs
Ron Scott .... hair stylist
Ellen Wong .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jody Levin .... post-production supervisor
Steve Perry .... unit production manager (as S.H. Perry)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carey Dietrich .... second assistant director
Craig A. Pinckes .... second second assistant director (as Craig Pinckes)
James W. Skotchdopole .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Blaze .... property master (as Michael Blaze)
Larry Boyd .... set dresser
Rick Chavez .... assistant property master
Joseph C. Fama .... gang boss (as Joseph Fama)
Tom J. Furginson .... swing gang
Nancy Garber .... assistant art director
Lloyd Hardy .... gang boss
John Hinkle .... stand-by painter (as John Dee Hinkle)
Ronald C. Jacobs .... lead man
Ernest H. Lauterio .... assistant property master
Mark Mahoney .... tattoo designer
Joe Mendoza .... drapery foreman (as Joe F. Mendoza)
Louis Montejano .... assistant art director (as Lou Montejano)
Jason Muscarella .... propmaker
Joseph Muscarella .... labor foreman
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Anthony Paronelli .... construction painter (as Anthony L. Paronelli)
Charles Sperber .... gang boss
Ciro Vuoso .... general foreman
Danny Wynands .... gang boss
 
Sound Department
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor
William C. Carruth .... adr editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor
Greg Dillon .... sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer (as Eric Gotthef)
Robin Harlan .... foley walker (as Robin Harllon)
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor
Bob Hile .... stage loader
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor
David M. Horton .... sound editor
William B. Kaplan .... production sound mixer
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Darrin Martin .... assistant sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley walker
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jayme S. Parker .... sound editor
Matt Patterson .... stage recordist
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Lisa M. Risen .... assistant adr editor (as Lisa Risen)
Earl Sampson .... boom operator (as Earl F. Sampson)
James Simcik .... supervising adr editor
Greg Steele .... adr recordist
Jules Strasser .... cable person (as Jules Strasser III)
Scott A. Tinsley .... foley editor (as Scot A. Tinsley)
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor
Dorothy Wright .... foley recordist
Jerry Jacobson .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert S. Henderson .... special effects (as Robert Henderson)
Michael Meinardus .... special effects coordinator (as Mike Meinardus)
Francisco X. Pérez .... prosthetic makeup design (as Frank Carrisosa)
Larry M. Shorts .... special effects (as Larry Shorts)
 
Stunts
Todd J. Adelman .... stunts (as Todd Adelman)
Joni Avery .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Steve Hulin .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Steve Perry .... stunts (as S.H. Perry)
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Paul V. Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Paul Picerni)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator (as Charles Picerni)
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Tony Rich .... stunts
Gary Robert .... stunts
Robby Robinson .... stunts
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts (as Ric Waugh)
Big Daddy Wayne .... stunts
Nancy Young .... stunts
Nick Brett .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera: second unit
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist operator
William Cueto .... lighting technician (as Bill Cueto)
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator: second unit (as Ray De la Motte)
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Michael Franz .... lighting technician (as Mike Franz)
Michael Genne .... camera operator (as Michael A. Genne)
Warren Burke Gerrard .... lighting technician
Thomas Gibson .... best boy (as Thomas M. Gibson)
Daniel C. Gold .... first assistant camera (as Dan Gold)
Hilary Klym .... grip
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator
Frank Mathews .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mark Meyers .... grip
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator: second unit (as Leo Napolitano)
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera (as Kenny Nishino)
Frank Parrish .... camera loader (as Frank D. Parrish)
Olivia Patton .... camera intern (as Olivia L. Patton)
Aaron Pazanti .... camera operator: second unit
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
J. Michael Popovich .... key grip
Rick Rader .... grip (as 'Slick' Rick Rader)
Gregory J. Schmidt .... camera operator: second unit (as Gregory Schmidt)
Mike Schwake .... dolly grip (as Michael L. Schwake)
Dennis Seawright .... second assistant camera
Nick Shuster .... second assistant camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator (uncredited)
Christopher Moreman .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Pecchi .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Suzanne Smith .... casting associate
Mary Vernieu .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Greg Hall .... costumer
Dawn Y. Line .... key costumer
Hugo Peña .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ken Blackwell .... first assistant film editor (as Kenneth B. Blackwell)
Tony Ciccone .... first assistant film editor (as Tony S. Ciccone)
Saul Escobedo .... color timer
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Joe Mosca .... assistant film editor
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction)
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
Paul M. Wagner .... assistant film editor
Jay Wiechman .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Susan Abrams .... music coordinator
Maureen Crowe .... music supervisor
Mark Mancina .... composer: additional music
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Jay Rifkin .... score mixer
Jay Rifkin .... score recordist
Marie Snyder .... music coordinator
John Van Tongeren .... composer: additional music
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
Christopher Ward .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Rick Winquest .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... driver
Sparky Edmonston .... transportation captain
Dennis Sean Fahey .... driver
Jerry Gordon .... driver (as Jerry L. Gordon)
Jim Haag .... driver
William Hogue .... driver (as Bill Hogue)
Gene R. Johnson .... driver (as Gene Johnson)
Jerry F. Johnson .... driver (as Jerry Johnson)
Linda Johnson .... driver (as Linda 'T.S.' Johnson)
Pete Johnson .... transportation coordinator
Jim Kojaku .... driver
Ralph Landolfi .... driver
John Kris Larsen .... driver
Douglas Miller .... driver (as Doug Miller)
Kenneth Newland .... driver (as Kenny Newland)
Ted Reed .... driver
Frank Reinhard .... driver
Jeffery Duke Stevens .... driver
Jim Sullivan .... driver
John L. Sullivan .... driver
Patrick L. Winton .... driver
Paul Youds .... driver (as Paul John Youds)
 
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... first aid (as Dr. Todd J. Adelman)
Jennifer Amerine .... assistant: Bill Unger
Maryellen Aviano .... on-set coordinator
Linda C. Azevedo .... accounting assistant (as Linda Azevedo)
Stuart Raven Barter .... location scout
Mady Manson Burza .... assistant production accountant (as Mady Burza)
Paul A. Calabria .... animal trainer (as Paul Calabria)
Frank B. Davis .... craft service
Ed Eppersen .... motorcycle officer
Joanna Farrand .... production assistant
Spencer Franklin .... production coordinator
Tom Garner .... motorcycle officer
Edward E. Giddens .... production secretary
Lesley Grant .... assistant: Christian Slater (as Lesley C. Grant)
Jerry Heiss .... assistant: Tony Scott
David Linck .... unit publicist
Gregory Manson .... production accountant (as Gregory S. Manson)
Deborah J. Page .... assistant location manager
Michael Papac .... armorer
Cathy Perry Marshall .... stand-in
Debbie Pinckes .... production associate
Janice Polley .... location manager
Don Stanley .... motorcycle officer
Lisa Marie Stetler .... assistant production coordinator
Susie Thompson .... production assistant
P.R. Tooke .... script supervisor
Richard E. Wacker .... stand-in
Richard Clark .... playback supervisor (uncredited)
Scott Hamilton .... media publicist (uncredited)
Michael Kallio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Mendelsohn .... financial consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roger Avary .... very special thanks
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breakaway" - Philippines (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
120 min | USA:121 min (unrated director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Director's Cut) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) (1999) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (2001) (uncut) (self applied) | Finland:K-18 (1994) (cut) | Finland:K-16 (1994) (heavily cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1994) (uncut) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:B | Mexico:B15 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:NC-16 (edited for re-rating) | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (director's cut) | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Early versions of the script set the mood with a couple of quotes after the title page. The first: "His films are a desperate cry from the heart of a grotesque fast food culture." -French critics on the films of Roger Corman. The second: "... Beyond all the naiveté and stupidity, beyond the vulgarity inherent in the amount of money involved, beyond all this, a certain grandeur had rooted itself into the scheme, and I could still spy a reckless and artistic splendor to the way we had carried it out." -Clifford Irving on the Howard Hughes hoax.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Clarence shoots Drexl and Marty, he fires seven times without reloading. The gun he uses however, is a six shot Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Clarence Worley:In Jailhouse Rock he was everything rockabilly's about. I mean, he is rockabilly. Mean, surly, nasty, rude. In that movie he couldn't give a fuck about nothing except rockin' and rollin', living fast, dying young and leaving a good-looking corpse.
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Soundtrack:
I Need A Heart To Come Home ToSee more »

FAQ

Why did Clarence's Dad speak so disrespectfully to Vincent Coccotti?
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189 out of 219 people found the following review useful.
Enough memorable scenes and talented stars to fuel a half a dozen blockbusters., 8 April 2004
Author: Chet Andrus from HiNella, NJ



With at least 12 `starring actors' in character and supporting rolls, half of them legends or mega stars; this Tarantino tale defies a short review. The different levels on which this movie works are impressive. As a love story we begin to believe that the quirky `loser' couple is unconditionally bound together. As a pseudo `film noir' we begin to care about the fate of the central characters. In the suspense/thriller/crime drama mode there are plenty twists and turns to push us to the edge and pull us back just in time. The action scenes are deliciously violent and unlike most other films, this one gives us pinches of humor sprinkled in amidst the mayhem. Even `the King' alter ego is woven in credibly enough to improve our understanding of the Clarence Worley character.

The plot, albeit original, fresh and mesmerizing, seems somehow secondary to the characters and the characterizations. Any of several rolls could have been performed over the top by what seemed to be an ensemble cast. But director Scott lets the talent go just far enough. Even the remainder of the supporting cast is wonderful; Saul Rubinek in particular does a terrific job as the puffed-up/ego-feeding movie producer. Hollywood missed giving this movie and its cast proper recognition.

With enough memorable scenes and talented stars to fuel a half a dozen blockbusters, True Romance gives us the `best bang for our buck' in years. The Walken/Hopper scene alone is worth the `price of admission' not to mention the Gandolfini/Arquette and Slater/Oldman match ups. This can only be described as a `wonderfully wicked movie' for its tantalizing content, smart dialog and toothsome violence.

Put the kiddies to bed, be prepared for rough language, adult themes and graphic violence and enjoy a `not for the faint of heart' masterpiece.

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