The dailies playing in Lee Donowitz's apartment are actual dailies from the film 'Platoon'.
Although director Tony Scott was faithful to the original script's dialogue, Burl Ives - 'A Little Bitty Tear' was the only music cue from Tarantino's script used by Tony Scott in the film.
Quentin Tarantino was impressed that director Tony Scott had stuck so close to the script, noting that he even included the insert shot of Drexl's address written on the cover of a TV Guide.
The character of Clarence Worley and his employment at a comic book store is very similar to Quentin Tarantino's own life. He worked at Video Archives, a video rental store, in Manhattan Beach and has said this is his most autobiographical film to date.
The script was set up by Tarantino as a self-concious analogue to Terrence Malick's Badlands, replete with the same Erik Satie theme and gauche voice-over by the female lead.
The original True Romance script was in a non-linear form. "The original structure was also an answers-first, questions-later structure, like Reservoir Dogs. Thinking back on it, that version probably wasn't the most effective script I've done, but I still think it would have worked." - Quentin Tarantino.
After the success of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino was offered both True Romance and Natural Born killers to direct. He turned them both down, however, as he had written them both to be his directorial debuts.
Jack Black has a cameo in an early scene where he plays a cinema usher who uses guard dogs to encourage the patrons to leave. The scene did not make the final cut.
Tony Scott shot Tarantino's original script ending just to show the writer it wouldn't work as well as the alternative ending.