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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary (stories) | 1 more credit »
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Top Rated Movies #8 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 63 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Pumpkin
Amanda Plummer ... Honey Bunny
Laura Lovelace ... Waitress
John Travolta ... Vincent Vega
Samuel L. Jackson ... Jules Winnfield
Phil LaMarr ... Marvin
Frank Whaley ... Brett
Burr Steers ... Roger
Bruce Willis ... Butch Coolidge
Ving Rhames ... Marsellus Wallace
Paul Calderon ... Paul
Bronagh Gallagher ... Trudi
Rosanna Arquette ... Jody
Eric Stoltz ... Lance
Uma Thurman ... Mia Wallace
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Storyline

Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. Written by Soumitra

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You won't know the facts until you've seen the fiction. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Mask See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,311,882, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:

$107,928,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,179,088
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to leaked documents, the shortlist of casting choices for a number of characters is as follows: Pumpkin: Tim Roth, Johnny Depp, Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and John Cusack. Honey Bunny: Amanda Plummer, Patricia Arquette, Lili Taylor, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, and Marisa Tomei. Vincent Vega: Michael Madsen, John Travolta, Alec Baldwin, Gary Oldman, William Petersen, Jason Patric, Andy Garcia, Michael Keaton, Denzel Washington, Sean Penn, Tim Roth, Dennis Quaid, Robert Carradine, and Aidan Quinn. Jules: Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Charles S. Dutton, and Michael Beach. Butch: Matt Dillon, Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Aidan Quinn, and Johnny Depp. Fabienne: Irène Jacob, Maria de Medeiros, Julie Delpy, Elina Löwensohn, and Emmanuelle Béart. Winston Wolf: Harvey Keitel, Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Danny DeVito, Samuel L. Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Michael Parks, and Charles S. Dutton. Lance: John Cusack, Eric Stoltz, Michael Keaton, Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Robert Carradine, Bill Paxton, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eric Roberts. Jody: Patricia Arquette, Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier, N'Bushe Wright, Kathy Griffin, Angel Aviles, Sofia Coppola, Jasmine Guy, Tyra Ferrell, Lili Taylor, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Mia Wallace: Virginia Madsen, Marisa Tomei, Patricia Arquette, Alfre Woodard, Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier, Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, N'Bushe Wright, Jasmine Guy, Angela Bassett, Annette O'Toole, Debra Winger, Robin Wright, Cynda Williams, and Meg Tilly. Captain Koons: Christopher Walken, Sean Penn, Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Parks, William Devane, Samuel L. Jackson, Charles S. Dutton, Robert De Niro, William Petersen, and Al Pacino. Marcellus Wallace: Ving Rhames, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Foree, Sid Haig, James Iglehart, Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Carl Weathers, Roger E. Mosley, Max Julien, Tony Todd, Bill Duke, Delroy Lindo, and Charles S. Dutton. Esmeralda Villalobos: Angela Jones, Maria de Medeiros, and Angel Aviles. Maynard: Chris Penn, Bruce Campbell, Jon Polito, Darwin Joston, Sid Haig, Frank Doubleday, Jesse Vint, Craig Hamann, James Parks, and Tony Todd. Zed: Christopher Jones, Sean Penn, Michael Parks, and Craig Hamann. See more »

Goofs

(at around 2h 10 mins) When they are at Monster Joe's used auto parts, The Wolf is walking to his car, and there are 4 vehicles parked on the left - a truck, a yellow VW bug, a 2nd truck, and another car. But when The Wolf gets in his car and jets off, the 2 vehicles behind the VW are replaced by 2 other vehicles parked further away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pumpkin: Forget it. Too risky. I'm through doing that shit.
Yolanda: You always say that. That same thing every time, "I'm through, never again, too dangerous".
Pumpkin: I know that's what I always say. I'm always right, too.
Yolanda: But you forget about it in a day or two.
Pumpkin: Yeah, well the days of me forgetting are over, and the days of me remembering have just begun.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The Australian free to air version when first aired in 1997 on Channel 7 was heavily edited in order to obtain an M rating for an 8:30pm timeslot. All f words are edited or muted, and scenes of violence and drug use was also trimmed. Later versions of Pulp Fiction when aired on the Nine Network and SBS have been more lenient, with the Nine Network broadcasting Pulp Fiction at 9:00pm or later with an MA15+ classification, and SBS recently also broadcasting Pulp Fiction with a MA15+ classification. A detailed comparison of the uncut version and the Nine Network version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvcto3CWTU0&t See more »

Connections

Featured in Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 American Films (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Flowers On The Wall
Written by Lew DeWitt (as Lewis DeWitt)
Performed by The Statler Brothers
Courtesy of Mercury/Nashville
By Arrangement With Polygram Special Markets
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The Movie that redefined a genre
8 December 2004 | by cooplanderSee all my reviews

Viewers are taken on a ride through three different stories that entertwine together around the world of Marcellus Wallace. Quentin Tarantino proves that he is the master of witty dialogue and a fast plot that doesn't allow the viewer a moment of boredom or rest. From the story of two hit-man on a job, to a fixed boxing match to a date between a hit-man and the wife of a mob boss. There was definitely a lot of care into the writing of the script, as everything no matter the order it is in, fits with the story. Many mysteries have been left such as what is inside of the briefcase and why Marcellus Wallace has a band-aid on the back of his neck, which may be connected. The movie redefined the action genre and reinvigorated the careers of both John Travolta and Bruce Willis. This movie is required viewing for any fan of film.


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