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Pulp Fiction -- Named for the low-quality paper stories were printed on, pulp fiction blossomed after WWI and the Great Depression when audiences sought tales with strong heroes, exciting adventures and alien encounters.
Pulp Fiction -- Eric Stoltz discusses watching films with Quentin Tarantino.
Pulp Fiction -- Writer/director Quentin Tarantino delivers an unforgettable cast of characters -- including a pair of low-rent hit men, their boss's sexy wife, and a desperate prizefighter -- in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses!
Pulp Fiction -- Eric Stoltz discusses the literal and figurative weight of Pulp Fiction's script.
Pulp Fiction -- John Travolta discusses the scene where Jules accidentally shoots and kills Marvin.


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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Roth ... Pumpkin / Ringo

Amanda Plummer ... Honey Bunny / Yolanda
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 / English Bob

Bronagh Gallagher ... Trudi

Rosanna Arquette ... Jody

Eric Stoltz ... Lance

Uma Thurman ... Mia Wallace
Jerome Patrick Hoban ... Ed Sullivan

Michael Gilden ... Phillip Morris Page
Gary Shorelle ... Ricky Nelson
Susan Griffiths ... Marilyn Monroe
Eric Clark ... James Dean

Joseph Pilato ... Dean Martin

Brad Blumenthal ... Jerry Lewis (as Brad Parker)

Steve Buscemi ... Buddy Holly
Lorelei Leslie ... Mamie van Doren
Emil Sitka ... Hold Hands You Lovebirds (archive footage)
Brenda Hillhouse ... Butch's Mother

Christopher Walken ... Captain Koons
Chandler Lindauer ... Young Butch
Sy Sher ... Klondike
Robert Ruth ... Sportscaster #1 / Coffee Shop
Rich Turner ... Sportscaster #2

Angela Jones ... Esmarelda Villalobos
Don Blakely ... Wilson's Trainer
Carl Allen ... Dead Floyd Wilson

Maria de Medeiros ... Fabienne

Karen Maruyama ... Gawker #1

Kathy Griffin ... Hit-and-run Witness
Venessia Valentino ... Pedestrian / Bonnie Dimmick

Linda Kaye ... Shot Woman

Duane Whitaker ... Maynard

Peter Greene ... Zed
Stephen Hibbert ... The Gimp

Alexis Arquette ... Fourth Man

Quentin Tarantino ... Jimmie Dimmick

Harvey Keitel ... The Wolf

Julia Sweeney ... Raquel

Lawrence Bender ... Long Hair Yuppy-Scum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cie Allman ... Winston Wolfe's Girlfriend At Party (uncredited)
Rene Beard ... Bar Tender (uncredited)

Lori Pizzo ... Lucky Lady (uncredited)

Glendon Rich ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Devan Richardson ... Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited)

Ani Sava ... Woman in Bathroom (uncredited)

Directed by
Quentin Tarantino 
Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (story) and
Roger Avary (story)

Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Danny DeVito .... executive producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... co-executive producer
Michael Shamberg .... executive producer
Stacey Sher .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Andrzej Sekula 
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
Casting by
Ronnie Yeskel 
Gary M. Zuckerbrod 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
Art Direction by
Charles Collum 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
Makeup Department
Linda Arnold .... assistant hair
Christina Bartolucci .... assistant hair stylist
Christina Bartolucci .... assistant makeup artist
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Bellissimo)
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist (as Michelle Buhler)
Bill Fletcher .... wig maker
Audrey Futterman-Stern .... key hair supervisor (as Audree Futterman)
Erin Haggerty .... special makeup effects artist
Theodore Haines .... special makeup effects artist (as Ted Haines)
Iain Jones .... hair designer
Douglas Noe .... special makeup effects artist
David E. Smith .... special makeup effects artist (as David Smith)
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Mosher .... prosthetics: Ed Sullivan (uncredited)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Production Management
Paul Hellerman .... production manager
Heidi Vogel .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... additional second second assistant director
John W. Hyde Jr. .... second second assistant director (as John 'Crash' Hyde Jr.)
Kelly Kiernan .... second assistant director
Francis R. Mahony III .... first assistant director (as Francis R. 'Sam' Mahony III)
Art Department
Peter Borck .... lead man
Daniel Bradford .... set designer
Gary L. Brennan .... carpenter
Ellen Brill .... buyer
Liz Chiz .... assistant decorator
Chris Cullen .... graphic designer
Joseph Donti .... carpenter
McPherson O. Downs .... on-set dresser
John Felgate .... assistant property master
Marc Gillson .... lead painter
Tim Glueckert .... carpenter
Samantha Gore .... assistant art director
Joseph W. Grafmuller .... set dresser (as Joseph Grafmuller)
B. Harris .... carpenter
Shane Hawkins .... construction location foreman
Jean Hodges .... prop food stylist
Jonathan R. Hodges .... property master (as Jonathan Hodges)
Steven Ingrassia .... swing gang
Jose Jimenez .... carpenter
Jacek Lisiewicz .... set designer
Giuseppe Maini III .... painter
Adam Markey .... carpenter
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
Ed Martin II .... swing gang
Gerald Martinez .... chief graphic designer
Maryann Matanic .... swing gang
Ray Maxwell .... construction foreman
Michael McGettigan .... carpenter
Dave Mendelson .... carpenter
Mark Peters .... carpenter
Sally Reed .... swing gang
Daniel C. Rothenberg .... set dresser (as Daniel Rothenberg)
Chris Scher .... construction estimator
Amy Skjonsby-Winslow .... painter (as Amy Skiumsby)
Wayne Springfield .... carpenter
Greg Wilson .... painter
Chris L. Winslow .... charge scenic artist
Emily Wolfe .... art department coordinator
Christopher Patrick Nolan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
David Bartlett .... sound editor
Dean Beville .... sound editor
G.W. Brown .... sound editor
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Ezra Dweck .... foley mixer
Ezra Dweck .... pre-dubbing mixer
Judee Flick .... supervising adr editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor (as Stephen H. Flick)
Avram D. Gold .... sound editor (as Avram Dean Gold)
Dana Gustafson .... assistant sound editor
John Hulsman .... sound editor
Ivan Johnson .... pdl
Ken King .... production sound mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... sound editor (as Patricio Libenson)
Richard Marx .... sound editor
Stewart Nelsen .... sound editor
Jeena M. Phelps .... assistant sound editor
Larry Pitman .... dubbing recordist
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Larry Scharf .... boom operator
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor
Scott Weber .... sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
Matthew C. Beville .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Steve Lee .... sound effects designer (uncredited)
Bruce Stubblefield .... sound editor (uncredited)
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stephen DeLollis .... special effects
Pat Domenico .... special effects
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Wes Mattox .... special effects (as Wesley Mattox)
Evan Campbell .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Bruce Harris .... special effects propmaker (uncredited)
Kevin McTurk .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Avila .... stunt safety
Cameron .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: Bruce Willis
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Linda Kaye .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Ken Lesco .... stunt coordinator
Dennis Madalone .... stunts (as Dennis 'Danger' Madalone)
Scott McElroy .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Ahern .... grip (as Christopher Ahern)
Linda R. Chen .... unit still photographer (as Linda Chen)
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Angelo de la Cruz .... camera loader
Ziad Doueiri .... first assistant camera
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator
Anthony Hall .... best boy electric
Bruce Jagoda .... electrician
James Jones II .... grip (as James P. Jones II)
Michael Levine .... camera operator
Rob Lewbel .... electrician (as Robert Lewbel)
Christopher Loring .... electrician
Larry Markart .... video playback operator
Robert W. Meckler .... best boy grip
Marc Meisenheimer .... key rigging gaffer
C. Roy Nigra .... grip
John Nuler .... additional Steadicam operator
Michael Palmer .... electrician
Alan Parr .... dolly grip
Joe Ritter .... first assistant Steadicam
Alan Sherrod .... photographer: second unit
Gregory C. Smith .... second assistant camera
Michael Stocks .... key rigging grip
Robert J. Studenny .... grip (as Robert Studenny)
Vance Trussell .... gaffer
Randolph J. Verdigo .... grip (as Randy Verdugo)
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator (uncredited)
R. Gern Trowbridge .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Russell Vossler .... character artist
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Ruth Lambert .... casting associate
Jeff Olan .... extras casting: Rainbow Casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Kristin Dangl .... costumer
Mary Claire Hannan .... assistant costume designer
Marilyn Pachasa .... costumer
Patia Prouty .... costumer
Editorial Department
Liam Curtin .... post-production intern
Andrew Dickler .... apprentice editor
Jere Huggins .... assembly editor (as Jere P. Huggins)
Donald Likovich .... assistant editor
Katie Mack .... second assistant editor
Kara Mazzola .... post-production coordinator
Ray Neapolitan .... second assistant editor
Ben Parker .... post-production assistant
Tatiana S. Riegel .... first assistant editor
John Sosnovski .... apprentice editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (as Michael Stanwick)
John Venzon .... consultant: Lightworks (uncredited)
Music Department
Kristen Becht .... assistant to music supervisor
Billy Gottlieb .... assistant to music supervisor
Rolf Johnson .... music editor
Chuck Kelley .... music consultant
Laura Lovelace .... music consultant
The Marketts .... music performers
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor: MCA Records
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Mary Ramos .... music coordinator: Mind Your Music
Frankii Elliott .... assistant: Karyn Rachtman (uncredited)
Ole Georg .... stock music (uncredited)
David Snell .... stock music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Derek N. Alff 'DNA' .... driver production assistant
Alonzo Brown Jr. .... driver
Bruce Callahan .... driver
Steve Earle .... driver
Don Feeney .... driver
Scotty Goudreau .... driver
David Joseph .... driver: production van
John Key .... driver
Suzy Mae Martin .... driver production assistant
Glenn McCraven .... driver
Richard Middleton .... driver production assistant (as Richard C. Middleton)
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator
George A. Sack .... driver: water truck (as George Sack)
J.T. Thayer .... transportation captain (as J.T. Thayer II)
Earl Thielen .... driver (as Earl 'Mr. Blonde' Thielen)
Tracy Thielen .... driver (as Tracy 'Ace' Thielen)
Gregg Willis .... driver
Paul Burlin .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Toni Baffo .... assistant to producer
Jay Beattie .... office production assistant
Cheryl Cain .... assistant production coordinator
Cameron .... stand-in
Cullen G. Chambers .... stand-in: Samuel L. Jackson (as Cullen Chambers)
Vicki Cherkas .... legal: Miramax Films
Ruben Cortez .... set security supervisor
Angelique A. Costanza .... post-production accountant
Angelique A. Costanza .... production auditor
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager
Rory Dauson .... stand-in (as Rory K. Dauson)
Steve Earle .... mechanic
Nathan Easterling .... office production assistant
Robert Fraade .... immigration legal services (as Robert Fraade Esq.)
Carlos K. Goodman .... production legal services (as Carlos Goodman)
Michael Haddad .... assistant craft service
Cynthia Harding .... accounting intern
Derek Hurd .... craft service
Gloria Hylton .... stand-in
John A. Johnston .... assistant location manager
Scott Johnston .... stand-in
Iain Jones .... set production assistant
Sarah Kelly .... set production assistant
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
Richard W. Kopenhefer .... labor legal services
Victoria Lucai .... assistant to director
Alicia Magnant .... office production assistant
Thomas Magno .... set production assistant
Stevie Maislen .... set production assistant
Francesca McCaffery .... office production assistant
Courtney McDonnell .... assistant to producer: post-production
Bradley Morris .... production secretary
Anna-Lisa Nilsson .... production coordinator
Cathy Ragona .... coordinator: Miramax (as Cathy Agcayab Ragona)
Tonya Richardson .... set production assistant (as Tanya Richardson)
Tristan Sharp .... office production assistant
Abigail Sheiner .... accounting assistant
Jeffrey Stephan .... stand-in
Haley Sweet .... location assistant (as Haley B. Sweet)
James 'Chip' Weis .... key office production assistant (as Jim Weis)
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantee
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Zane .... assistant accountant
Julia Zane .... production accountant
Don Asher .... clearance supervisor (uncredited)
Stephen J. Eads .... assistant: Bruce Willis (uncredited)
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Craig Hamann .... consultant (uncredited)
Malle Jensen .... assistant: Mr. Keitel (uncredited)
Tony Kerum .... caterer (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... trainer: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Lou Arkoff .... special thanks
Emporio Armani .... special thanks
Agnès B. .... special thanks (as Agnes B.)
Jennifer Beals .... special thanks
Linda R. Chen .... special thanks (as Linda Chen)
Jim Hannafan .... special thanks
Cathryn Jaymes .... special thanks
Cindy Lou Johnson .... special thanks
John Logigian .... special thanks
Stephen Martines .... special thanks (as Coltin Scott)
Ricardo Mestres .... special thanks
Rozann Newman .... special thanks
Mike Simpson .... special thanks
Scott Spiegel .... special thanks
Cindy Jo Stanberry .... special thanks
Emanuel Steward .... special thanks
Lee Stollman .... special thanks
Jamie Toscas .... special thanks
Bill Unger .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality
154 min | 178 min (original cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec; re-rating) | Canada:R (original rating) | Canada:18A (re-rating) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) | Chile:18 | Chile:14 (re-release 2014) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (original rating) (1995) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (video rating) (1995) (cut) | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | India:A | Ireland:18 | Israel:18 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1997) | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) (cut) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (uncut) | South Africa:18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #33107)

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The role of Vincent Vega was originally (and exclusively) written with Michael Madsen firmly in mind. Tarantino had been working on his script for 7 months and, even though Madsen knew of Quentin's plans and had expressed his desire to play the part, two weeks before the script was completed Madsen opted instead for the role of Virgil Earp in Wyatt Earp (1994).See more »
Revealing mistakes: The Bonnie situation: The magazine that Jules inserts into his pistol (viewed from the trunk) is clearly empty.See more »
[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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Why is what Yolanda says in the beginning different from what she says at the end?
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Does Butch walk out and key Vincent's car after their exchange in the bar?
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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
The rebirth of a genre – and film history, 24 July 2014
Author: gogoschka-1 from wherever good films play

I can only speak for myself, but I had never seen anything as stylish, cleverly constructed, well written and electrifying as this milestone when I first saw it in 1994. What really pulled me in right from the start is what we've now come to know as a Tarantino trademark: the dialogue. When gangsters Jules and Vincent talk to each other (or all the other characters, for that matter) there is a natural flow, a sense of realism and yet something slightly over the top and very theatrical about their lines – it's a mixture that immediately grabs your attention (even if it's just two dudes talking about what kind of hamburger they prefer, or contemplating the value of a foot-massage). Then there's the music: the songs Tarantino chose for his masterpiece fit their respective scenes so perfectly that most of those pieces of music are now immediately associated with 'Pulp Fiction'. And the narrative: the different story lines that come together, the elegantly used flashbacks, the use of "chapters" – there is so much playful creativity at play here, it's just a pure joy to watch.

If you're a bit of a film geek, you realize how much knowledge about film and love for the work of other greats – and inspiration from them - went into this (Leone, DePalma, Scorsese and, of course, dozens of hyper-stylized Asian gangster flicks), but to those accusing Tarantino of copying or even "stealing" from other film-makers I can only say: There has never been an artist who adored his kind of art that was NOT inspired or influenced by his favorite artists. And if you watch Tarantino's masterpiece today, it's impossible not to recognize just what a breath of fresh air it was (still is, actually). Somehow, movies - especially gangster films - never looked quite the same after 'Pulp Fiction'. Probably the most influential film of the last 20 years, it's got simply everything: amazing performances (especially Sam Jackson); it features some of the most sizzling, iconic dialogue ever written; it has arguably one of the best non-original soundtracks ever - it's such a crazy, cool, inspirational ride that you feel dizzy after watching it for the first time. It's – well: it's 'Pulp Fiction'. 10 stars out of 10.

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