True Romance

True Romance

DVD - 2007
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The story of two unlikely lovers who find themselves in possession of a suitcase full of valuable mob contraband which they plan to take from Detroit to Los Angeles, sell, and begin a new life.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007, c1993
Edition: Director's cut
ISBN: 9781419855276
1419855271
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 Tru
DVD ACTION TRU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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VonHafenstaaad
May 06, 2017

One of Tarantino's early scripts, 'True Romance' was further enhanced by Director Tony Scott's artistic touch. This film contains a who's-who cast that includes: Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldham, James Gandolfino, Samuel L. Jackson, Christian Slater, Rosanna Arquette, Bronson Pinochet, Tom Sizemore, Christopher Penn, Brad Pitt, and Val Kilmer.
All-in-all, 'True Romance' is not your average love film, nor is it your average crime drama, but it manages to mix both of those with just the right amount of levity to make this worth watching if you want something other than the standard Hollywood fare.

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therhiannamater
Jan 23, 2017

This movie is such a guilty pleasure for me. The storyline is a little bizarre, the pacing is executed very strangely, but all in all, this movie is just plain fun. A truly impressive cast adds to this, of course, and the script is obvious typical Tarantino style. Gary Oldman as a weird Rastafarian is definitely a highlight.

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bearcreek95
Sep 11, 2015

didn't like Christopher walken till I saw this movie. great portrayal of Italian mafioso

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mogollon
Jan 05, 2015

I loved this movie when it came out, but it doesn't stand up over time. Every character spouts lines that are merely Tarantino trying to sound tough. It gets mighty boring and cliched after the Dennis Hopper / Christopher Walken scene.

Stinger9 Sep 04, 2013

Ignore this amazing film at your own peril! One of Tarantino's best scripts. Clever and breathtaking scenes one after the other with so many big star performances. Ever seen Dennis Hopper with Christopher Walken in a really memorable scene together before? You'll never forget this one. Clever poetry weaving real world evil in between the innocent seeking of romance and fidelity. This is an action film. Great films do not need quotable lines to draw you into a world you've never experienced before, unless you're a low information reader who selects your films from the movie trailers. And yet I can think of many lines in this film that delight me when I repeat them. Most have never heard of this film, so I recommend it to many. They all come back with high praise.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 26, 2013

Even though he didn't direct it (but he did write the script), True Romance had Quentin Tarantino's trademark stink smeared all over it._____ Predictably fortified by one gory, Rambo-style killing after another (like would you really have bothered to watch this film if this wasn't the case?), True Romance (a mighty grim, grimy, bleak tale of crime that's as old as bones) was your typical Tarantino trash._____ Filled to overflowing with endless Tarantino-type dialogue (generously punctuated, for good measure, by the almighty F-word) True Romance's endless array of quirky characters (that even included a trailer-trash slut with a heart of gold) babble a blue streak, but, typically end up saying nothing in the least bit worthwhile._____ I mean, for all of the jabber that goes on, True Romance doesn't contain one, single quotable or memorable line in its entire 2-hour running time._____ I swear that they were actually making up this one's story as they went along.

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Beaniette
Mar 25, 2013

To me, this is actually Tarantino's best. I suspect after this one worked, he kind of used it as his template which he tried to refine with Pulp and Bill and Dogs, but to me those come across as more over-produced and pre-fabricated, while this one reeks of genuinity.

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bzr
Mar 25, 2013

I think more people should watch this. It's a pretty good crime + romance film, not fantastic, but on the better half of Tarantino's writing and Tony Scott's directing. I liked seeing all these A grade actors filling in small parts.

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AdlerC
Nov 19, 2012

Not a romance movie by any means. Far from it actually. Just another testament to the amazing writing skills of Quentin Tarantino. Gary Oldman steals the show even though he only has about 10 minutes in this movie. Highly recommended!

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Fruitypebbles
Jun 04, 2012

I agree so many people miss out thinking its a chick flick due to the title. One everyone should see once!

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jimg2000
Oct 15, 2014

Tons of good quotes in IMDb:
Clarence Worley: I'm not eatin' 'cause I'm not hungry. I'm not sittin' 'cause I'm not stayin'. I'm not lookin' at the movie 'cause I saw it seven years ago. It's "The Mack" with Max Julien, Carol Speed, and Richard Pryor. I'm not scared of you. I just don't like you. In that envelope is some payoff money. Alabama's moving on to some greener pastures. We're not negotiatin'. I don't like to barter. I don't like to dicker. I never have fun in Tijuana. That price is non-negotiable. What's in that envelope is for my peace of mind. My peace of mind is worth that much. Not one penny more, not one penny more.

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jimg2000
Oct 15, 2014

Vincenzo Coccotti: Sicilians are great liars. The best in the world. I'm Sicilian. My father was the world heavy-weight champion of Sicilian liars. From growing up with him I learned the pantomime. There are seventeen different things a guy can do when he lies to give himself away. A guys got seventeen pantomimes. A woman's got twenty, but a guy's got seventeen... but, if you know them, like you know your own face, they beat lie detectors all to hell. Now, what we got here is a little game of show and tell. You don't wanna show me nothin', but you're tellin me everything. I know you know where they are, so tell me before I do some damage you won't walk away from.

Stinger9 Sep 04, 2013

I'll take two lids please. I always try to support the Scouts.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Clarence Worley: I mean look at her. It looks like she fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

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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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

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