True Romance | Chicago Reader

True Romance

Tony Scott (Top Gun) directs a Quentin Tarantino script about a couple (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) fleeing from Detroit to Los Angeles with the mob and the police after them (1993). There's plenty of pizzazz on view but not always a lot of sense; as usual, Tarantino's sense of fun is infectious but fairly heartless (as in the easy way the movie shrugs off the courageous death of Slater's father, a former cop played by Dennis Hopper), and Scott's direction is slick but mechanical, which pretty much seems what's called for. With Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Walken.



  • Tony Scott


  • Christian Slater
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Val Kilmer
  • Gary Oldman
  • Brad Pitt
  • Christopher Walken
  • Bronson Pinchot
  • Michael Rapaport
  • Saul Rubinek
  • Chris Penn
  • Tom Sizemore
  • Samuel Jackson


  • Quentin Tarantino


  • Gary Barber
  • Samuel Hadida
  • Steve Perry
  • James G. Robinson
  • Bill Unger
  • Bob Weinstein
  • Harvey Weinstein

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