True Romance

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Christian Slater
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Val Kilmer
  • Gary Oldman
  • Brad Pitt
  • Christopher Walken
  • Bronson Pinchot
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Michael Rapaport

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Gary Oldman based the character of Drexl on an actor named Willi One Blood, with whom he appeared in Léon: The Professional (1994).
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Goofs

  • When Alabama is being beaten up by Virgil, her face is bloodied early on. But when Virgil tosses her onto a half-wall and she slides across it, the blood vanishes from her face as she hits the wall (stunt double), and then reappears in the next shot.
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Quotes

    • Elliot: Hi. How are you? My name's Elliot, and I'm with the Cub Scouts of America. We're... we're selling uncut cocaine to get to the jamboree.
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Metacritic

80

Tony Scott steers the movie like a rocket and it never slows down.

Metacritic review by Brad Laidman
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
100

Anybody who talks about True Romance has to start with the writing. It's dazzling. In scene after scene, Tarantino surprises the audience even while coming up with dialogue that rings much more true than anything you could have anticipated. [10 Sept 1993]

Metacritic review by Mick LaSalle
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
100

These gun-crazy, lust-loopy kids on the run are irresistible in the best crime rush since #147;GoodFellas.#148; [10 Sept 1993]

Metacritic review by Susan Wloszczyna
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today