True Romance


1h 59m 1993

Brief Synopsis

An unstable drifter and a starry-eyed hooker find love in a hail of bullets in the ultra-violent modern crime classic "True Romance" (1993). Kung-Fu fan Clarence falls for prostitute Alabama and launches an attack on her pimp that leaves the young couple with a fortune in stolen cocaine and many bad, bad men out to kill them. Directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper. With a French language track.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

An unstable drifter and a starry-eyed hooker find love in a hail of bullets in the ultra-violent modern crime classic "True Romance" (1993). Kung-Fu fan Clarence falls for prostitute Alabama and launches an attack on her pimp that leaves the young couple with a fortune in stolen cocaine and many bad, bad men out to kill them. Directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper. With a French language track.

Crew

Susan Abrams

Music Coordinator

Todd Adelman

Stunts

Todd Adelman

Other

Clem Alford

Song Performer

Jennifer Amerine

Assistant

Bub Asman

Sound Editor

Roger Avary

Special Thanks To

Joni Avery

Stunts

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Other

Linda C Azevedo

Accounting Assistant

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Mary Barnard

Wig Supplier

Stuart Barter

Location Scout

Ken Bates

Stunts

Susan Becker

Costume Designer

Ken Blackwell

Assistant Editor

Michael Blaze

Property Master

Steve Bonner

Driver

Larry Boyd

On-Set Dresser

Steve Boyum

Stunts

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera Operator

Mady Burza

Assistant Production Accountant

Paul Calabria

Animal Trainer

Keith Campbell

Stunts

Frank Carrisosa

Prosthetic Makeup

William Carruth

Adr Editor

Rick Chavez

Assistant Property Master

Tony S Ciccone

Assistant Editor

Lisa Viole Cogswell

Associate Producer

Richmond G Cogswell

Video Assist/Playback

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Sound Editor

Maureen Crowe

Music Supervisor

Samuel C Crutcher

Sound Editor

Bill Cueto

Lighting Technician

Frank B Davis

Craft Service

Ray De La Motte

Camera Operator

Dan Delgado

Lighting Technician

Jerry Delmonico

Song Performer

E Carey Dietrich

Assistant Director

Greg Dillon

Sound Editor

Don Edmonds

Coproducer

Sparky Edmonston

Transportation Captain

Ed Eppersen

Other

Saul Escobedo

Color Timer

Dennis Sean Fahey

Driver

Joseph Fama

Other

Joanna Farrand

Production Assistant

Marc J Federman

Special Thanks To

Benjamin Fernandez

Production Designer

Spencer Franklin

Production Coordinator

Spencer Franklin

Associate Producer

Mike Franz

Lighting Technician

Tom J Furginson

Swing Gang

Nancy Garber

Assistant Art Director

Tom Garner

Other

Michael A. Genne

Camera Operator

Warren Burke Gerrard

Lighting Technician

Tom Gibson

Best Boy

Edward E Giddens

Other

Daniel C Gold

Assistant Camera Operator

Jerry L Gordon

Driver

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Lesley Grant

Assistant

Jim Haag

Driver

Samuel Hadida

Producer

Greg A Hall

Costumes

Douglas E. Hansen

Special Thanks To

Lloyd Hardy

Other

Robin Harlan

Foley

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Jerry Heiss

Assistant

Robert S Henderson

Special Effects

Robert G Henderson

Sound Editor

Bob Hile

Other

John Hinkle

Other

Bill Hogue

Driver

Billy Hopkins

Casting

David M Horton

Sound Editor

David L Horton

Foley Editor

Steve Hulin

Stunts

Billy Idol

Song Performer

Burl Ives

Song Performer

Gene Johnson

Driver

Jerry F Johnson

Driver

Linda Johnson

Driver

Pete Johnson

Transportation Coordinator

William B. Kaplan

Sound Mixer

Val Kilmer

Song Performer

Jeffrey L Kimball

Director Of Photography

Rick Kline

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hilary Klym

Grip

Jim Kojaku

Driver

Ralph Landolfi

Driver

John Kris Larsen

Driver

Ernest H Lauterio

Assistant Property Master

Jody Levin

Post-Production Supervisor

Dawn Line

Costumes

Greg Lundsgaard

Steadicam Operator

Shelby Lynne

Song Performer

Mark Mahoney

Other

Mark Mancina

Music

Eric Mansker

Stunts

Greg Manson

Production Accountant

Greg Manson

Associate Producer

Stanley Margolis

Executive Producer

Cathy Perry Marshall

Stand-In

Darrin Martin

Assistant Sound Editor

Frank Mathews

Lighting

Michael Meinardus

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael Mendelsohn

Special Thanks To

Joe Mendoza

Other

Mark J. Meyers

Grip

Thomas Milano

Music Editor

Douglas G Miller

Driver

Sarah Monet

Foley

Lou Montejano

Assistant Art Director

Ray Morfino

Color Timer

Joseph A Mosca

Assistant Editor

James J Murakami

Art Director

Jason Muscarella

Props

Joseph Muscarella

Production

Michael A. Muscarella

Construction Coordinator

Leo Napolitano

Camera Operator

Kenny Newland

Driver

Kenneth Nishino

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin O'connell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Noon Orsatti

Stunts

Deborah J Page

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Palmer

Song Performer

Michael Papac

Other

Jayme S Parker

Sound Editor

Anthony Paronelli

Construction

Frank Parrish

Camera

Matt Patterson

Sound Re-Recordist

Olivia L Patton

Camera Assistant

Aaron Pazanti

Camera Operator

Hugo Pena

Costume Supervisor

S H Perry

Stunts

S H Perry

Unit Production Manager

Steve Perry

Producer

Ron Phillips

Photography

Charles Picerni

Stunt Coordinator

Chuck Picerni Jr.

Stunts

Paul Picerni

Stunts

Steve Picerni

Stunts

Craig Pinckes

Assistant Director

Debbie Pinckes

Production Associate

Janice Polley

Location Manager

J Michael Popovich

Key Grip

Rick Rader

Grip

Ted Reed

Driver

Frank Reinhard

Driver

Tony Rich

Stunts

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

J P Richardson

Song Performer

Jay Rifkin

Sound Mixer

Lisa Risen

Adr Editor

James G. Robinson

Executive Producer

Robby Robinson

Stunts

Thomas Roysden

Set Decorator

Earl Sampson

Boom Operator

Greg Schmidt

Camera Operator

Michael L Schwake

Dolly Grip

Ronald Scott

Hair Stylist

Dennis Seawright

Assistant Camera Operator

Charlie Sexton

Song Performer

Larry Shorts

Special Effects

Nick Shuster

Assistant Camera Operator

James Simcik

Adr Editor

James Skotchdopole

Coproducer

James Skotchdopole

Assistant Director

Suzanne Smith

Casting Associate

Marie Snyder

Music Coordinator

Charles Sperber

Other

Bruce St J Lilliston

Special Thanks To

Don Stanley

Other

Greg Steele

Adr

Boyd Steer

Negative Cutting

Lisa Marie Stetler

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jeffrey D. Stevens

Driver

Jules Strasser

Other

Jim G Sullivan

Driver

John L Sullivan

Driver

Quentin Tarantino

Screenplay

The Shirelles

Song Performer

Susie Thompson

Production Assistant

Scot Tinsley

Foley Editor

P R Tooke

Script Supervisor

Michael Tronick

Editor

Bill Unger

Producer

John Van Tongeren

Music

Mary Vernieu

Casting Associate

Ciro Vuoso

Other

Richard E Wacker

Stand-In

Christian Adam Wagner

Editor

Paul M Wagner

Assistant Editor

John Waite

Song Performer

Brooke Henderson Ward

Assistant Sound Editor

Ricky Waugh

Stunts

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1993

Released in United States on Video January 5, 1994

Some 2nd unit principal photography took place in Detroit from December 7-11, 1992.

According to the production notes for "Reservoir Dogs" (USA/1992), Tarantino's screenplay for "True Romance" (USA/1993) was the first he'd ever written. Tarantino was named best non-British newcomer by the London Film Critics Circle (1993).

Began shooting September 21, 1992.

Completed shooting December 1992.

Project was once with Miramax Films.

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1993

Released in United States on Video January 5, 1994 (in R-rated and unrated versions)