TRUE ROMANCE
1993, Morgan Creek, 120 min, USA, Dir: Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino collaborate for a characteristically over-the-top, stylishly haywire crime romance, following the explosive marriage of comic store clerk Clarence (Christian Slater) and prostitute Alabama (Patricia Arquette), who inherit a suitcase of cocaine on their wedding day. When the couple tries to sell the drugs, a slew of Hollywood’s hardest and most flamboyant gangsters (including Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini and Gary Oldham) starts gunning for the star-crossed lovers. With an estimable and delightfully tweaked-out supporting cast headed by Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson.


WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU
1992, New Line Cinema, 105 min, Dir: Marc Rocco

A group of teenage runaways (among them Lara Flynn Boyle, Dermot Mulroney, David Arquette, Christian Slater and Will Smith, making his film debut) try to survive on the streets of Los Angeles, daily confronting drugs, prostitution, violence and a criminal justice system dangerously indifferent to their plight. The film plays out in an episodic, increasingly tragic structure, and reveals that sometimes the scariest prospect a young person can contemplate is returning home.


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