True Romance


Review: Set in Detroit, a married couple go on the run with an idea to sell some stolen drugs they have accidentally ended up with. While on the run the owners of the cocaine, the mob, are after them in an attempt to reclaim it.
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, Conchata Ferrell, James Gandolfini, Anna Levine and Victor Argo
Year: 1993
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 4/5
Fantastic directing from Tony Scott. Also brilliant script by Quentin Tarantino. I have to say that I am not a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino but I did enjoy this and thought this is the best film he has ever made. Even though he is not in the film which is rare he is briefly mentioned as Vincent Coccotti’s associate. It is stated that Quentin Tarantino wrote True Romance when he spent 3 days in jail for unpaid parking tickets that he could not afford to pay. One of Brad Pitt’s earliest films. Both Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette give outstanding performances. In the final scene we see Patricia Arquette’s real life son who is 4 yrs. Hopefully not giving too much away there is a fight scene between Alabama and Virgil in the motel room. This took five days to shoot. Actress Drew Barrymore was the first choice for the role of Alabama Whitman, but she was unavailable. Apparently Liam Neeson turned down the role of Vincenzo Coccotti. This is a very heavy and violent film. When this film was released the BBFC cut 3s out of one scene but which scene and the reason given is not stated. As old as this film is it is one that you can still watch in the present day and still enjoy. 


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