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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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Director:
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 & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Craig Braginsky .... songwriter (uncredited)
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
 
Crew verified as complete


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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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Color:
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:
In early versions of the script the character of Drexl had several more scenes. Many were removed and re-purposed for Pulp Fiction, before being removed from that project as well.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Virgil beats up Alabama in her hotel room when she refuses to talk. After Virgil spots the suitcase of cocaine under the bed and grabs it, he prepares to shoot the kneeling Alabama. But when he sees her armed with a Swiss Army Knife corkscrew, he is amused and tells her she can have one shot. Alabama stabs Virgil in the foot with it, temporarily disabling him. However, a Swiss Army Knife corkscrew has a dull point, and like all Swiss Army Knife blades and tools, it will not lock in the open position. Therefore, unless Virgil was barefoot, in real life Alabama's stabbing attempt would have hurt her hand more than Virgil's foot. As soon as the corkscrew met the resistance of Virgil's shoe, it would have folded back into the knife, painfully pinching any of Alabama's fingers caught in between.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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Movie Connections:
References My Blood Runs Cold (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Need A Heart To Come Home ToSee more »

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186 out of 219 people found the following review useful.
Top Notch Pulp...., 5 March 2003
Author: underfire35 from Chicago, USA

True Romance is a celebration of film. It wallows in every possible seedy contrivance of American crime/action cinema. It is absolutely shameless in its exploitation of excessive violence, over-acting, melodrama, lurid sex, and rampant drug use...I love it. Quentin Tarantino, as I'm sure everyone knows, wrote the story, but it is the in execution that this film pays off. The cast, oh the cast: The lynchpins are Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. They both give solid performances, which prevents the film from flying off the tracks; they serve as the pilot light. The supporting roles are the gas. The Walken/Hopper show down has been oft sighted as the film's best aspect, and this is, arguably, true. Just watch this scene and then watch it again. Sparks actually shoot out of the screen and burn people about the head and shoulders. OK, you've got Val Kilmer as the ghost of Elvis, Brad Pitt as a disgruntled pot-smoking loser, Tom Sizemore & Chris Penn as cops, James Gandolfini (pre-Sopranos) as a reflective hitman, and you've even got Bronson Pinchot (from TV's PERFECT STRANGERS) for God's sake. Did I forget Gary Oldman? Do yourself a favor and rent every single Gary Oldman related project (they're not all good films, but...). Why is Gary Oldman not in every film ever made? Why? I ask you why? He has got to be the best actor working today, hands down. As Drexel Spivey, Oldman chews the scenery, digests it, and then expels it from every orifice. Keep in mind that he is an English actor with a normal speaking voice at home in the Royal Shakespeare Company. His performance here is second only to his turn in LEON in blatant over-the-top insanity. Tony Scott, who along with his brother Ridley, has been known to over-direct a film or two, here chooses wisely to basically set up the camera and run. The score by Hans Zimmer adds a bouncy xylophone driven theme to the film and finds the right balance. This a well made, balls-to-the-wall, popcorn throwing, cult classic. In a market dominated with stereotypical characters, this movie avoids that trap by letting the stereotypes flourish with all the grotesque absurdity it can muster. 9/10

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