True Romance Monologues

True Romance

Now the first time you kill somebody, that’s the hardest. I don’t give a s**t if you’re f**kin’ Wyatt Earp or Jack the Ripper. Remember that guy in Texas? The guy up in that f**kin’ tower that killed all them people? I’ll bet you green money that first little black dot he took a bead on, that was the bitch of the bunch. First one is tough, no f**kin’ foolin’.

The second one… the second one ain’t no f**kin’ Mardis Gras either, but it’s better than the first one ’cause you still feel the same thing, y’know… except it’s more diluted, y’know it’s… it’s better. I threw up on the first one, you believe that? Then the third one… the third one is easy, you level right off. It’s no problem. Now… s**t… now I do it just to watch their f**kin’ expression change.

James Gandolfini’s monologue in 1993’s “True Romance” is uncomfortable to watch, but powerful. Gandolfini’s hit man Virgil is looking for his coke, and he’s determined to get information from Patricia Arquette (Alabama Whitman). After he beats her to a pulp, he takes a moment to reflect on his career as a killer….

True Romance (Clifford Worley)

You know I read a lot. Especially things that have to do with history. I find that shit fascinating. In fact, I don’t know if you know this or not, Sicilians were spawned by niggers. It’s a fact. Sicilians have black blood pumping through their hearts. If you don’t believe me, you can look it up. Hundreds and hundreds of years ago the Moors conquered Sicily. And Moors are niggers. Way back then, Sicilians were like the wops in northern Italy. They all had blonde hair and blue eyes. But, once the Moors moved in there, they changed the whole country. They did so much fucking with the Sicilian women, huh, that they changed the whole blood-line forever, that’s why blonde hair and blue eyes to black hair and dark skin. I find it absolutely amazing to think that to this day, hundreds of years later, Sicilians still carry that nigger gene. I’m quoting history. It’s written. It’s a fact. It’s written. Your ancestors were niggers. Your great, great, great, great, great-grandmother fucked a nigger, and she had a half-nigger kid. That is a fact. Now tell me, am I lyin’? Cuz you, you’re part eggplant.

True Romance (Vincenzo Coccotti)

Sicilians are great liars. The best in the world. I’m a Sicilian. And my old man was the world heavyweight champion of Sicilian liars. And from growing up with him I learned the pantomime. Now there are seventeen different things a guy can do when he lies to give himself away. A guy has seventeen pantomimes. A woman’s got twenty, but a guy’s got seventeen. And if you know them like you know your own face, they beat lie detectors to hell. What we got here is a little game of show and tell. You don’t want to show me nothing. But you’re telling me everything. I know you know where they are. So tell me, before I do some damage you won’t walk away from.