How well do you remember Tarantino's "True Romance"?

By: Jodi C.
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
How well do you remember Tarantino's "True Romance"?
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Test your knowledge of this 90s love-on-the-lam story!
In what city does "True Romance" begin?
Los Angeles
Miami
Detroit
The action later changes to Los Angeles.
Lansing

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Who provides the occasional voice-over narration?
Clarence
Alabama
The voice-over is sparingly used and adds side notes, not key exposition of the plot.
Clarence's father Clifford
Clarence's friend Dick

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Where does Alabama say she's from?
Alabama, of course
MIssissippi
Florida
Harvey Keitel's character in "Reservoir Dogs" mentions working with a thief called Alabama, but she seems too young to be the same character.
Georgia

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Which actor stars in the triple feature Clarence goes to?
Gordon Liu
Sonny Chiba
Clarence loves Elvis, but sees kung fu movies on this particular night.
Bruce Lee
Elvis Presley

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Where does Clarence work?
a gas station
a comic-book and record store
Clarence offers to show Alabama a copy of "Spider-man No. 1" here.
an insurance office
the movie theater where he meets Alabama

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Why was Alabama in the theater that night?
she wanted to get out of the rain
she was hiding from her violent pimp
she loves Sonny Chiba
she was paid to pick up Clarence and go home with him
Clarence's boss wanted him "to get laid" on his birthday, Alabama says.

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How long does Alabama say she's been a call girl?
four days
Probably the audience is told this so they'll still think of Alabama as a "nice girl."
three weeks
six months
"a little less than a year"

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What do Clarence and Alabama do the morning after their night together?
go out to breakfast
exchange phone numbers
watch more kung fu movies
get married
Clarence seems totally unfazed by the fact that she was just paid to spend the night with him.

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Who encourages Clarence, via a hallucination, to kill Alabama's pimp?
his father
his late mother
Sonny Chiba
Elvis
Elvis was played by Val Kilmer in a cameo.

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Who plays Drexl, Alabama's pimp?
Samuel L. Jackson
Gary Oldman
Drexl is only in one scene, but made a big impression on critics.
Michael Madsen
David Carradine

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Why does Clarence take the suitcase of cocaine from Drexl's place?
he thinks it holds Alabama's things
Drexl has a sideline in couriering for a local crime boss.
it's part of his revenge on Drexl
he needs the money to start a new life with Alabama
someone else puts it in his car

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What is the name of the gangster whose cocaine Drexl was selling?
Don Vincenzo
Big Tony
Blue Lou Boyle
It's his consiglere, Don Vincenzo, who does the dirty work in the film, though.
we never learn this

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Who played Clifford, Clarence's father?
Dennis Hopper
The actor is perhaps best known for "Easy Rider," which he also directed.
Enrico Colantoni
Jack Nicholson
James Gandofini

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What does Clarence's father work as?
a drug dealer
a security guard
He's getting off work early in the morning when we first see him.
a baker
a car salesman

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What does Clarence want from his father?
his blessing on the marriage to Alabama
money
information on what the police know
Clarence, still traveling with the cocaine, wants to know if the cops are on his tail.
just to see him again before leaving Michigan

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What does Clarence -- and later Clifford -- say Alabama tastes like?
cherries
honey
a peach
Clifford says it after kissing Alabama goodbye.
whiskey

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Why do Clarence and Alabama go to Los Angeles?
she wants to be an actress
he wants to be a screenwriter
he has an old friend there
In one version of the script, though, Clarence was writing a screenplay as they drove West.
they think the coke will be easy to unload there

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Who plays the Sicilian mobster, Don Vincenzo, who comes to see Clifford?
Ray Liotta
Ken Marino
Christopher Walken
He later appeared in Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction."
John Turturro

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How does Clifford mock Don Vincenzo?
he insults his clothing
he will only talk to Vincenzo's boss over the phone
he tells Vincenzo that he smells of red sauce
he tells Vincenzo all Sicilians have African blood
The "Sicilian scene" is considered one of the movie's best.

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What kind of car does Clarence drive?
a Honda CRX
a Karmann-Ghia convertible
a purple Cadillac
We see the Cadillac in many parts of the movie, from Clarence's trip across town to Drexl's, to their cross-country trip.
a pink Cadillac

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How does Virgil (James Gandolfini) know where Clarence and Alabama are?
he tracks their credit-card use
Dick's stoned roommate tells him
This is really bad news for Alabama.
he spots Clarence's car
he checks every motel until he finds them

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Who played Dick's stoner roommate?
Danny Bonaduce
Brad Pitt
Speaking of Franco and Rogen, though, this scene was partly the inspiration for the later "Pineapple Express."
James Franco
Seth Rogen

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What does Alabama stab Virgil in the foot with?
an icepick
a steak knife
the blade of a Swiss Army knife
the corkscrew of a Swiss Army knife
This turns the tide of the fight in Alabama's favor.

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To whom are Clarence and Alabama trying to sell the cocaine?
a large-scale drug dealer
a corrupt cop
a movie producer
Saul Rubinek played the would-be wheeler-dealer.
the governor's son

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Who played the hapless actor who got dragged into the cocaine sale?
Tom Cruise
Bronson Pinchot
His character's name, if you're keeping track, was "Elliiot Blitzer."
Anthony Edwards
Eric Stoltz

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At what hotel does the attempted cocaine sale take place?
the Beverly Ambassador
Naturally, the film producer has the penthouse.
the Regent Beverly Wilshire
the Downtown Standard
the Roosevelt

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Who plays one of the cops setting up the film producer?
David Morse
Tom Sizemore
Chris Penn
both #2 and #3
Chris Penn was also "Nice Guy Eddie" in "Reservoir Dogs."

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Other than Clarence and Alabama, who escapes the sale/sting-gone-wrong?
Donowitz, the film producer
Elliott, the actor-snitch
Chris Penn, the lead detective
Dick, Clarence's friend
He's last seen running down the hall outside the penthouse.

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Where do Clarence and Alabama escape to?
Mexico
The final scene shows them on a Mexican beach.
the Gulf Coast
the Florida Keys
back to Detroit

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What does Alabama name their son?
Lucky
Clifford
Elvis
Tarantino's original script did not call for both Clarence and Alabama to survive.
Clarence Jr.

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Which actress was NOT considered for the role of Alabama?
Drew Barrymore
Julia Roberts
Bridget Fonda
Laura San Giacomo
Tarantino says that Brooke Shields, too, really wanted the role.

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Who directed "True Romance"?
Quentin Tarantino
Ridley Scott
Tony Scott
A lot of people assume Tarantino directed it, but he only wrote the screenplay.
Joe Esterhazs

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Tom Sizemore also played a cop in what thematically-similar film?
Badlands
Natural Born Killers
Tarantino came up with the story, though the screenplay was altered significantly from his original ideas.
City of Industry
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

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Which actor favored by Tarantino was considered for the role of Don Vincenzo?
Harvey Keitel
Michael Parks
Michael Madsen
Neither Walken nor Madsen look notably Italian, TBH.
John Jarratt

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Who ended up with the purple Cadillac convertible used in the film?
Samuel L. Jackson
Patricia Arquette
Speaking of which, Tarantino reportedly used the money from the "True Romance" script to buy the red Chevelle seen in "Pulp Fiction."
Tony Scott
Quentin Tarantino

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