True Romance is a 1993 American romantic crime film written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with an ensemble cast consisting of Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Chris Penn, Michael Rapaport, Tom Sizemore, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Corrigan, James Gandolfini, and Brad Pitt. Val Kilmer is heard but not seen (except in silhouette) as an inner-voice to one of the main characters. Comic book store clerk and film buff Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) watches a Sonny Chiba triple feature at a Detroit movie theater for his birthday. There he meets attractive Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette), seemingly by chance. They go to a diner for pie after the theater and engage in flirtatious conversation before heading to Clarence's apartment. After having sex, she tearfully confesses that she is a call girl hired by Clarence's boss as a birthday present. She has fallen in love with Clarence and he with her.
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