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TRUE ROMANCE (1993)

TRUE ROMANCE <span>(1993)</span> artwork

TRUE ROMANCE (1993)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 115

Release dates 20/11/2015, 01/06/1999, 01/05/1994

Ratings Info strong bloody violence

Genre(s) Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director(s) Tony Scott

Cast includes Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken

Summary TRUE ROMANCE is a 1993 thriller about a couple who go on the run with a plan to sell some stolen drugs.

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  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 10/11/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TRUE ROMANCE is a 1993 thriller about a couple who go on the run with a plan to sell some stolen drugs.

Violence

Strong bloody violence includes a prolonged sequence in which a woman is tortured for information by a man who repeatedly punches her in the face, with realistic injury detail as her features start to swell and her face becomes bloody. She fights back, and the sequence continues with strong violence, including her using an aerosol to make a flamethrower and set fire to the man's head. There is a dwelling on the infliction of pain and injury, and a sense that the man takes some sadistic pleasure from beating the woman.

Further strong violence includes a long gun-fight, with frequent slow-motion focus on large spurts of blood as people are shot, and another torture scene in which the palm of a man's hand is cut with a knife.

Other issues include frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker'). There is also use of the derogatory racist terms 'wop' and 'nigger', including a long dialogue scene in which one man goads another by repeatedly telling him that the "nigger gene" is in his bloodline.

There are also some strong verbal sex references and a strong sex scene.

Drug use includes cocaine being chopped and snorted and several scenes in which characters smoke joints and bongs.

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Details

Title
TRUE ROMANCE
Also known as
TRUE ROMANCE TV SPOTS
Year
1993
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers,Park Circus Limited,Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/09/2019
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF064399

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