True Romance script
True Romance (1993)
Synopsis: A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and ends up killing him. He grabs a suitcase of cocaine on his way out thinking it is Alabama's clothing. The two hit the road for California hoping to sell the cocaine, but the mob is soon after them.

INT. BAR - NIGHT

A smoky cocktail bar downtown Detroit.

CLARENCE WORLEY, a young hipster hepcat, is trying to pick up an older lady named LUCY. She isn't bothered by him, in fact, she's alittle charmed. But, you can tell, that she isn't going to leave her barstool.

CLARENCE:

In "Jailhouse Rock" he's everything rockabilly's about. I mean he is

rockabilly:
mean, surly, nasty, rude. In that movie he couldn't give a fuck

about anything except rockin' and rollin', livin' fast, dyin' young, and

leaving a good-looking corpse. I love that scene where after he's made it

big he's throwing a big cocktail party, and all these highbrows are there,

and he's singing, "Baby You're So Square... Baby, I Don't Care". Now, they

got him dressed like a dick. He's wearing these stupid-lookin' pants, this

horrible sweater. Elvis ain't no sweater boy. I even think they got him

wearin' penny loafers. Despite all that shit, all the highbrows at the

party, big house, the stupid clothes, he's still a rude-lookin'

motherfucker. I'd watch that hillbilly and I'd want to be him so bad. Elvis

looked good. I'm no fag, but Elvis was good-lookin'. He was fuckin'

prettier than most women. I always said if I ever had to fuck a guy... I

mean had too 'cause my life depended on it... I'd fuck Elvis.

Lucy takes a drag from her cigarette.

LUCY:

I'd fuck Elvis.

CLARENCE:

Really?

LUCY:

When he was alive. I wouldn't fuck him now.

CLARENCE:

I don't blame you.

(they laugh)

So we'd both fuck Elvis. It's nice to meet people with common interests,

isn't it?

Lucy laughs.

CLARENCE:

Well, enough about the King, how 'bout you?

LUCY:

How 'bout me what?

CLARENCE:

How 'bout you go to the movies with me tonight?

LUCY:

What are we gonna see?

CLARENCE:

A Donny Chiba triple feature. "The Streetfighter", "Return of the

Streetfighter", and "Sister Streetfighter".

LUCY:

Who's Sonny Chiba?

CLARENCE:

He is, bar none, the greatest actor working in martial arts movies ever.

LUCY:

(not believing this)

You wanna take me to a kung fu movie?

CLARENCE:

(holding up three fingers)

Three kung fu movies.

Lucy takes a drag from her cigarette.

LUCY:

(laughing)

I don't think so, not my cup of tea.

INT. DINGY HOTEL ROOM - DAY

The sounds of the city flow in through an open window: car horns, gun shots and violence. Paint is peeling off the walls and the once green carpet is stained black.

On the bed nearby is a huge open suitcase filled with clear plastic bags of cocaine. Shotguns and pistols have been dropped carelessly around the suitcase. On the far end of the room, against the wall, is a TV. "Bewitched" is playing.

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