Introduction by Chick Norris Award (Best Female Action Star) recipient Gina Carano
When we asked Gina Carano, recipient of ActionFest’s inaugural Chick Norris Best Female Action Star Award, to program her favorite action movie for this year’s fest, we thought it might be a martial arts or fighting film. Imagine our surprise when she picked True Romance, the Quentin Tarantino-scripted, Tony Scott-directed action/romance/comedy classic from 1993.
Of the many great films that Tarantino and Scott have given us over the years, True Romance still stands as a one-of-a-kind that’s worth seeing again and again. Leave it to Gina Carano to remind us that action movies can be funny, offbeat and romantic and still be awesome. Cool, Gina. — Matthew Kiernan