In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
In Detroit, Clarence Worley goes to the movie theater alone on the day of his birthday to watch some movies. The gorgeous Alabama Whitman accidentally drops her popcorn on Clarence and they watch the movie together. Later they go to a diner for pie, and end up having a one night stand. In the morning, Alabama confesses that she is a call-girl hired to spend the night with him, but she has fallen in love with him. In the morning they get married and Clarence goes to the club where she worked to bring her some clothes. However, her pimp Drexl Spivey and his partner beat up Clarence and he reacts by killing them both. Clarence asks for Alabama's suitcase with her clothes and the other girls mistakenly give another one with cocaine. When Clarence discovers the mistake, he decides to travel with Alabama to the house of his friend, the aspiring actor Dick Ritchie, to sell the drug and travel to Mexico. He visits his father Clifford Worley and gives his address to him. But the Sicilian Mafia...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Both Clarence Christian Slater and Nicky Grimes Chris Penn use the phrase "rotten in Denmark". This is a reference to Shakespeare's play Hamlet which includes the line "something is rotten in the state of Denmark". In the play Hamlet's father (the King of Denmark) appears to him as a ghost, in True Romance (1993) Clarence's Christian Slater Mentor Val Kilmer appears as the ghost of Elvis Presley (the King of Rock and Roll) See more »
In an establishing shot in front of the theater, supposedly in
Detroit, where Clarence is watching Shin'ichi Chiba movies, there is a street sign in the background which says "Hollywood Boulevard". The theater itself is Vista Theater, a legendary smaller theater in East Hollywood. See more »
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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Film title logo at the end of the end credits. See more »
Norway showed the R-rated version at cinema, but released the unrated Director's Cut version on video. See more »
I Can't Praise Enough This Underrated Gem, Perfect scenario From The man Quentin Tarantino, Outstanding Directing from Tony Scott without any doubt his best work 'til Date, Notable Score from Hans Zimmer, and my God What a Terrifying cast Makes this Film An absolute classic.
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