True Romance

Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman met and spent the night together. Alabama admitted that she makes the first steps in the difficult field "call-girl", that is "call girl". Clarence Worley was not a Superman, but to "build" the pimp of Alabama, left behind two dead bodies — a pimp and his bodyguard...

  • Tony Scott

Release Date: 1993-09-10
IMDb icon 7.9/10
  • Country: FR, US
  • Language: English | Italian
  • Budget: $13,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $12,281,551
Stevana Quitt
02 September 2012 | 07:04

(Clarence) I don't like most of the films-winners "Oscar" — all the senile, sterile, cabin shit. They remove bad movies at bad books. "Mad Max" — that's movie! "The good, the bad and the ugly", "Rio Bravo" — that's I understand! "Home bag dead" — it was also great movie, the only good movie with"Oscar", plus, perhaps, "the Hunter on deer". My uncle Roger and uncle Jerry, both were in Vietnam. They looked up "Bag for the dead" and said it's the most accurate film about the Vietnam, which they caught.

(Lee Donowitz), I you say that — when the veterans of this bullshit war say that about my project is for me the best compliment. Your health. ©

There is a widespread belief that "True love" turned out to be what she is know thanks to the script by Quentin Tarantino and his co-author Roger Avery. Indeed, it is impossible not know in local plot replica branded Tarantino's handwriting. The initial monologue of the protagonist about Elvis offer a strange woman to go with him movie kung fu are the perfect example of the familiar "Mad dogs" and"Pulp fiction" style. And all I would venture to suggest that not only dialogue, but also, the atmosphere and visual range of drew the audience's attention to the picture. At this turn, not prejudice to the script, it is interesting to understand what did impact on film Director Tony Scott. Because "True love" — this is a rare opportunity to see the story from Tarantino finally in chronological order!

In the first act of the story the action takes place in the night Detroit. Its dark streets with misty veil, the neon signs of the cinemas and restaurants flashed it here it in focus — faces Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. Soothing melodic music. With the first scenes of Tony Scott, generously using the misty vapours, bright neon and organically selected music creates a viscous atmosphere of intimacy and night of romance. Increased "atmospheric" film contributes to the manner of shooting numerous conversational scenes. The dialogue in"True love" is a dynamic change of the persons, taken in close-up or shot "from the hip" actor or interlocutor. Thus, in the process of flirting Clarence and Alabama each friend operator for each replica separately focuses. The abundance of close-UPS and stylish panorama of the Detroit deeply immerse the viewer in the mood of the film.

Among other things, Tony Scott likes to play in his films with a color palette. Especially revealing in this sense came a scene of sexual rapprochement between the characters in which the dark silhouettes caress each other in the bluish glare of a neon under the song Charles & Eddie — the Wounded Bird. To then while the action takes place in Detroit the screen is dominated by blue, red, green. After the characters move in Sunny Los Angeles color scheme is changing, giving way to more vivid colors — orange, yellow, red. Appear and the story changes associated with the transfer of emphasis from the romantic line in criminal, as it was "Bonnie and Clyde" Arthur Penn.

Maybe someone will seem that the style of Tony Scott's the excess that visually the film is reminiscent of a whiny child demanding to itself of constant attention. In this is the truth — Tony Scott is not hesitate to the course of the play to change colors, camera angles, abundant use of fog and neon lighting length make the tape more "atmospheric". This is the directing style in the 90s (see "the Last boy scout", "enemy of the state"). However, in the time "kotowska" aesthetics was more restrained, according to than one of the beginning of zero, with its sharp, flickering image, cross-mounting and twitchy action (see "Anger", "Deja vu", "Unmanaged"). Maybe in the 90s, Scott worked a bit rude, but it then painting it is difficult to blame the lack of atmosphere and catchy visuals.

Unexpected acting more one major advantage of the "True love". And the most interesting are the secondary characters, whether it is a pimp, a pothead, played by Gary Oldman, or stoned Putz performed by brad pitt. Really lit, but the actors mastodons: Christopher Walken in the role of the Italian mafia and Dennis Hopper in the father of the main character. A brilliant scene in which the hero hopper tells Walken about the dirty origin of the modern Sicilians, is one of the drums in the whole film! The ability to skillfully Tarantino to write the dialogue in the sub-genre of "domestic chatter" is clearly evident in this episode.

Thus, the "True love" — comes only Tarantino as a writer, but and Tony Scott as Director. It is difficult to say in whatever has become the film if he chose "kotowski" style, energy and a set of religious actors and left only scenario. Without doubt we can say that the Director your participation is definitely NOT hurt the ribbon. On the contrary, it is believed that "True love" — it is the best film in the directorial career of Tony Scott!

Vilhelmina Sugden
29 June 2015 | 11:26

True love, what is to say, such what it should be — without quarrels, disagreements and forever. So as a big fan of Quentin, watched the film with great pleasure, not missing a single part. That this to this?

First — plot. The good old story about alien drugs, caught in the hands of the main characters. And it is the suitcase of cocaine, which is a dangerous Sicilian gangster. The gangster who learns that its product led the couple — comic book guy ex-girl call.

Second — characters. Especially liked the main character, who impersonates Elvis Presley. He also goes in pink Cadillac even his ego he sees in the guise of the king of rock-n-roll. The other characters nor almost worse. Felt the hand of Tarantino, it the characters are always so colorful and diverse.

Well, third — dialogues. I think every fan of Quentin confirms that this replica of the actors are what do scripts Tarantino so special. That only is the scene where the main character's father explains Sicilian gangster about that it is derived from black.

The film has everything should be similar to tapes, and there is nothing superfluous.

10 of 10

Annette Nisa
30 July 2014 | 12:24

Quentin sold the script could serve as another powerful hit from not then the famous genius. Sold "True love" (sounds absurd, in the style of the writer) became the embodiment of the ideas of Tony Scott. What it from lost what is gained?


Tony Scott so mad and immediate, as Tarantino. Attributing the latter to the project — the curse of the Director. Especially in our time when there are many of works by both Directors. Not enough of black humor, not enough brightness. All a few are blurry.

Yes, the film is good, good enough. But still not up to its potential.


I don't like the selection in the direction of Christian Slater. At all due respect to him, this man poorly suited for the role. You see "the Shining"? Madness in the eyes of Jack Nicholson and tranquility his face the next minute. Christian Slater — for a mad reflection of the character of his hero. To the end of the film I was under the impression that somewhere thought it all shop more comics and dusty work.

Patricia Arquette played well, nothing to say. Her managed to make your way much better. Hysterical, with constant mood swings — fine.

Pleased with the appearance of Christopher Walken. The truth is I did not understand scenario where he went after. The character is well introduced, but it is not clear brought. And Walken I was waiting for in the future.


A good film that after watching you can safely put on one of prominent shelves.

How much has True Romance made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $12,281,551.
How much did it cost to make True Romance?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $13,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie True Romance?
This tv-show was directed by Tony Scott.
What is the genre of True Romance?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Romance.
Who starred in True Romance?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman.
What is True Romance IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.9.
When was True Romance released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1993-09-10.