27 September 2006

True Romance (1993)

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Also Known As:
Breakaway (Philippines)
Amor a quemarropa

  • Stealing, Cheating, Killing. Who said romance is dead?
  • Not since Bonnie and Clyde have two people been so good at being bad.
Directed by
Tony Scott

Plot outline:
Set in Detroit, “True Romance” is about a lonely comic book store employee named Clarence (Christian Slater) who meets up with a clumsy hottie named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) at a Sonny Chiba triple feature. Only after a night of hot sex does Clarence learn that Alabama is a hooker, paid by Clarence’s boss to give him some fun. They both realize their connection is more than hooker-john, and the two decide to get married. Clarence then confronts Alabama’s pimp, Drexl (a hilarious Gary Oldman), to tell him that Alabama is done tricking. Things don’t go smoothly; Clarence winds up killing Drexl, and instead of taking her luggage, Clarence inadvertently swipes a suitcase full of uncut cocaine.

Knowing that they have to get out of town as soon as possible, Clarence and Alabama head for Los Angeles, hoping that Dick Ritchie (Michael Rappaport), an old high school classmate of Clarence’s and aspiring actor, can help them find someone who will buy the coke at a deep discount. The problem comes when the hired goons of local drug lord Blue Lou Boyle (just a name, no actor was assigned the role), the owner of the coke, come to reclaim their boss’ product. [source: David Medsker, bullz-eye.com]

Christian Slater.... Clarence Worley
Patricia Arquette.... Alabama Whitman
Michael Rapaport.... Dick Ritchie
Val Kilmer.... Elvis, Mentor
Bronson Pinchot.... Elliot Blitzer
Dennis Hopper.... Clifford Worley
Gary Oldman.... Drexl Spivey
Brad Pitt.... Floyd
Tom Sizemore.... Cody Nicholson
Christopher Walken.... Vincenzo Coccotti
Samuel L. Jackson.... Big Don
Saul Rubinek.... Lee Donowitz
James Gandolfini.... Virgil
Victor Argo.... Lenny
Frank Adonis.... Frankie
Paul Bates.... Marty
Chris Penn.... Nicky Dimes
Paul Ben-Victor.... Luca
Laurence Mason.... Floyd 'D'
Eric Allan Kramer.... Boris
Patrick John Hurley.... Monty
Michael Beach.... Wurlitzer
Gregory Sporleder.... Burger Stand Customer
Anna Levine.... Lucy (as Anna Thomson)
Maria Pitillo.... Kandi
Conchata Ferrell.... Mary Louise Ravencroft
Kevin Corrigan.... Marvin
John Bower.... Detective
Joe D'Angerio.... Police Radio Operator
John Cenatiempo.... Squad Cop #1
Said Faraj.... Clerk
Dennis Garber.... Lobby Cop #1
Scott Evers.... Lobby Cop #2
Hilary Klym.... Running Cop
Steve Gonzales.... I.A. Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Black.... Movie Theatre Attendant (DVD deleted sequence) (scenes deleted)
David Dean.... Cop (uncredited)
Ed Lauter.... Police Captain Quiggle (uncredited)
Enzo Rossi.... Elvis, Alabama's and Clarence's Son (uncredited)