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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
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 (as Josef Pilato)

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

Steve Buscemi ... Buddy Holly
Lorelei Leslie ... Mamie Van Doren

Emil Sitka ... 'Hold Hands You Love Birds' (archive footage)
Brenda Hillhouse ... Butch's Mother

Christopher Walken ... Captain Koons
Chandler Lindauer ... Young Butch
Sy Sher ... Klondike
Robert Ruth ... Sportscaster #1
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 ... Herself
Venessia Valentino ... Pedestrian

Linda Kaye ... Shot Lady

Duane Whitaker ... Maynard

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

Alexis Arquette ... Fourth Man

Quentin Tarantino ... Jimmie

Harvey Keitel ... The Wolf

Julia Sweeney ... Raquel

Lawrence Bender ... Long Hair Yuppie-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)

Jimmy Star ... Restaurant Patron (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
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
Christopher Patrick Nolan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
Matthew C. Beville .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Steve Lee .... sound effects (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
Robbie Meckler .... best boy grip (as Robert W. Meckler)
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)
Location Management
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager
John A. Johnston .... assistant location manager
Haley Sweet .... location assistant (as Haley B. Sweet)
Adam Silver .... location scout (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
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
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
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:R18+ | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2012) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) | Chile:18 | Chile:14 (re-release 2014) | Czech Republic:15 | 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) | Russia:18+ | 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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Many people believe that the band-aid on Ving Rhames' neck was an intentional choice by the filmmakers. In reality, it came from an accident Rhames had while shaving his head. When Quentin Tarantino noticed this, it inspired him to open the "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace" sequence with a close-up of the band-aid instead. Ultimately Tarantino liked showing the band-aid rather than Rhames' face because it accentuated the character's mercurial nature and was more visually exciting than a series of single shots of Rhames and Bruce Willis.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 1h 30 mins) When Butch 'carefully' cleans Vincent's gun, he fails to wipe his fingerprints from the side of the weapon that was lying on the table.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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251 out of 461 people found the following review useful.
Awesome!, 18 April 2004
Author: Gatorman9

I just finished screening this movie for the first time after putting it off for a number of years because of what seemed like equivocating appraisals from some of my friends. In hindsight, however, it seems to me that while the movie must have definitely bowled them over, overall they weren't sure exactly what to make of it or how to articulate what were probably a confused mix of feelings. But I am so impressed that I feel compelled to add a few specific observations to the many fine reviews already on this database.

First, this movie hits you with an impact somewhere in between, say, APOCALYPSE NOW and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and for some people may be just as disturbing (however, in this respect I am happy to report I didn't think it rose to the level of NATURAL BORN KILLERS). Full of graphically violent action and language, PULP FICTION is not a picture for everyone - I would definitely not recommend it to my parents, born in the 1930's (even to my one fairly "hip" relative of the same generation who, at age 66, still teaches high school sex education and likes to talk about things like sunbathing nude, among other potentially sensitive issues).

Irrespective of audience sensibilities, however, the film-makers, supported by superb acting in every role, manage to create a world full of the most fascinating sleazy characters possibly ever to appear on screen. From Travolta's pronounced almost-child-like curiosity about the world to Jackson's sincere and thoughtful philosophical ruminating and Willis's deep devotion to the memory of his father, I think such fascination lies not only in the characters' personalities as they are portrayed but in the way they tantalize the viewer into considering the possibility that such people could actually exist. As a lawyer of some years' experience dealing with all sorts of people I was particularly drawn to this aspect of the film.

Thus, and in response to some other reviewers' comments, I think this movie is more character-driven than plot-driven. Instead of a story peopled by basically weakly developed characters employed primarily as a mere device to move the plot along, as is too frequently the case in the movies (especially these days), the undeniably strong, clever, and unpredictable plot lines in PULP FICTION are actually of essentially secondary interest and importance, serving primarily as vehicles to get you worried about the fate of characters you can't help caring about despite the truly low attributes that otherwise form the basis for their respective personas. As at least one other reviewer noted, when the film ends you are actually disappointed, left craving more of these crazy people and their explosive lives.

Finally, and as strange as it may sound, this film reminds me of another Monumentally Great Film which one would never typically associate with it in any way in a million years - CASABLANCA. As in that film made way back in 1942, and as another reviewer has suggested, perhaps its special appeal - its unusually high degree of emotional impact - lies in its distinctly successful simultaneous application of several different genres in a single film - drama, action, dark humor - with the whole thing bound together by essentially flawless execution in every department. And while CASABLANCA is no doubt clearly much more wholesome and high-minded, like the older film PULP FICTION is not without a pronounced theme of redemption, even if it is not as strongly felt, considering all the later film's sleaze and violence.

In sum, when people say that this is probably the best film of the 1990's, it is easy to see why. Fundamentally a truly outstanding movie, it is a must-see for anyone who considers themself a film buff and can handle graphic subject matter.

(Incidentally, if you would like a more toned-down, much more overtly humorous and less serious picture with a not-altogether dissimilar look and feel, don't miss another 1990's Travolta picture, GET SHORTY.)

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