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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 & 7 nominations See more »
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If that's true, then tell me, 'Am I Lying?' See more (434 total) »

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
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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
Clarence offer to shows Alabama Spider-Man #1 at the comic book store. He probably was referring to Amazing Spider-Man #1 published in 1963, one of the most sought-after modern superhero comic books. The value is extremely dependent on condition, but as of 2009 even a well-worn issue would bring at least $1000 and a perfect pristine copy might sell at auction for close to $100,000.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stuntman when Marvin is killed.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 Want Your BodySee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
Why did Clarence's Dad speak so disrespectfully to Vincent Coccotti?
What Tarantino Characters are related?
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110 out of 177 people found the following review useful.
If that's true, then tell me, 'Am I Lying?', 9 November 2004
Author: t1n02112 from United States

Required viewing. A modern masterpiece. The scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper is absolutely classic(the last last line is what I quoted in my summary). A 'learn how to be cool' movie. It's funny, thrilling, sarcastic. He's got an imaginary friend...and it's ELVIS! The juice of Tarantino. The birth of Scaggnetti (and Tony Soprano.)

Quotes are all over this flick. 'Do I look like a beautiful blonde with big tits, and a ^$#%#@ that tastes like ice cream?.....then why are you lying to me?" Choose a f$$$ing lane! Don't give me the finger,I 'll have you f###ing killed!"

"I always liked you Clarence...." "The first time you kill somebody, that's hardest one....the second one ain't no f##### mardi gras, but it's still hard. The third one....you level off. ...Now I do do it just to watch there expression change.", James Gandolfini (Pre-Sopranos) showing raw talent as a cold-hearted killer. Brad Pitt hitting the bong and talking to shotgun wielding mafiosos with Soundgarden in the background..."You wanna hit?"....chick-chick(shotguns) "Ok, Well, you go down Santa Clara for a while, then turn left, and keep driving for a while...."

It's true romance... He kills her pimp, and she takes a Royal beating for him. BUT the movies's not over. You have to have pulled some crazy s*** in your life to totally appreciate this movie, but it is awesome.

"When you get out in two years you'll be so in touch with wife needs cuz you'll know what's like to get f##### up the a##!"...Scagnetti

"If it's anything this last week has taught me, is that it's better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it."

"Tell me I'm the dumbest motherf##### you've ever seen, or I'm gonna pump two into your face right now!" ...Clarence

Non-stop action. Ups and downs. Irony, and a realistic ending. Cameos...up and coming actors... it's all here. And most of all, "True Romance", which I believe is a totally accurate title. Absolutely brilliant. A movie you can watch many times.

You have to see this outstanding piece of work.

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