True Romance, directed by Tony Scott, is a hilarious, twisted road movie about which Interview raved, "A pop-crazy, instant B classic with A clout". Alabama, a hooker, and Clarence, a comic-book store clerk, fall in love and hit the road in a purple Cadillac. They are going to Los Angeles to start a new life -- with a suitcase full of cocaine accidentally stolen from Alabama's defunct ex-pimp. Guided by the spirit of Elvis, Clarence attempts to sell the coke to a top Hollywood director, putting the young lovers in the middle of a standoff between the narcs and the Sicilian gangsters who rightfully own the cocaine.
This publication of Tarantino's first screenplay, written when he was still a video-store clerk, contains the original ending and Tarantino's "answers first, questions later" structure, both of which were altered by Scott.
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Review: True RomanceUser Review - Katie Brandano Cusick - Goodreads
Superb screenplay. Too bad it was not directed the way Tarantino wrote it. To the dumb-ass who wrote the description about the screenplay: you neglected to READ the screenplay because Clarence does not drive a purple Cadillac in the screenplay. READ the screenplay; this is not a movie review. Read full review
Review: True RomanceUser Review - Marie - Goodreads
His script is definitely more interesting the ultimate version of the film. I KNEW it wasn't supposed to be a happy ending. Frankly, you can't have a ending when you're that careless and wreckless. Even Tarantino knows that. Read full review