Warner Bros./Morgan Creek/Davis (Bill Unger, Steve Perry
& Samuel Hadida)
W: Quentin Tarantino
DP: Jeffrey Kimball
Ed: Michael Tronick & Christian Wagner
Mus: Hans Zimmer
Christian Slater (Clarence Worley), Patricia Arquette
(Alabama Whitman), Dennis Hopper (Clifford Worley), Val Kilmer (Elvis Presley), Gary Oldman (Drexl Spivey), Brad Pitt (Floyd), Christopher Walken (Vincenzo Cocotti)
A Bonnie and Clyde for the 1990's, with a pinch of
inspiration from Terrence Malick's Badlands.
Like his other scripts, Quentin Tarantino's screenplay is
packed with comic undertones, memorable dialogue and a cornucopia of characters. Christian Slater plays an Elvis-loving shop assistant who goes on the run with his ex-prostitute wife after he
murders her drug dealing pimp. Gangsters are on the chase to reclaim stolen cocaine as the couple head to Hollywood to seek refuge.
It's a film where the supporting characters shine just as
much as the leading performances, especially Christopher Walken as a Sicilian mobster and Gary Oldman as a dreadlocked villain. Even the cameos are a treat, with Brad Pitt playing a
constantly stoned layabout and Val Kilmer popping in as the ghost of Elvis.