True Romance is a 1993 American crime film with elements of black comedy and romance, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with an ensemble cast of supporting roles performed by actors such as Michael Rapaport, Bronson Pinchot, Saul Rubinek, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, and James Gandolfini.
Empire ranked True Romance the 157th greatest film of all time in 2008.
At a Detroit theater showing kung fu films, Alabama Whitman strikes up a conversation with Elvis Presley fanatic Clarence Worley. They later have sex at Clarence's apartment in downtown Detroit. Alabama tearfully confesses that she is a call girl hired by Clarence's boss as a birthday present but has fallen in love with Clarence. They marry.