IMDb > Pulp Fiction (1994) > Parents Guide
Pulp Fiction
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
Pulp Fiction (1994) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more

Sex & Nudity

Butch is lying in bed with his girlfriend and she begins moaning (it is implied he is stimulating her with his hand). She then asks for "oral pleasure" and he agrees, if she will give him some in return. He then moves off-screen and she begins moaning.

When Butch gets out of the shower, his genitals are very briefly and barely visible in a couple shots. The nudity is non-sexual.

Dialogue includes moderate references to oral sex and masturbation. There are a couple of kissing scenes. A man rips off a woman's shirt to give her a shot of adrenaline (she is wearing a bra).

There is a homosexual rape scene. It is completely off-screen for a minute or two, with some grunts and other sounds audible. A man then busts into the room to kill the rapists, and we see a few seconds of blurred thrusting. The rapists are killed.

Violence & Gore

Two men are shot in an apartment. We see mild amounts of blood.

A woman snorts cocaine and raw, extremely potent heroin at the same time. She violently overdoses. Blood and mucus pour from her nostrils, and vomit leaks out of her mouth.

A man is exiting a bathroom when he is shot repeatedly. He falls back into the bathroom and dies. We see blood soaking his shirt and sprayed out of his chest and onto the bathroom wall.

A man runs over another man with his car and then crashes into another car. The man who was run over survives. The man driving the car is seen with a large split in his nose. Quite bloody.

A woman is accidentally shot; she collapses and screams in agony (we do not see what happens to her after this).

A man is shot in the leg, giving him a limp.

Two men get into a brutal fist fight in a pawn shop. Both of them are pistol-whipped and knocked unconscious.

There is a homosexual rape scene (see 'Sex & Nudity' for more detail).

A man is sliced and then stabbed with a samurai sword. We see a large streak of blood all the way across his shirt.

A man is shot in the groin. You can see a large chunk of flesh as well as blood spray violently from the wound.

A man bursts out of a room and two hitmen shoot him repeatedly (we see bloody bullet holes).

A man riding in the back of a car is accidentally shot in the face. The impact of the bullet is off-screen, but we see blood and gore splatter all over the back window. The interiors of the blood-covered car are shown for a long period of time, as the two men in the front (also covered in quite some blood) have to drive it to a certain location. They are then instructed to clean all the blood, skull, and brains out of the car. They are shown doing this (no skull or brains seen, but still blood on the windows) and discussing how messy the situation is. The body is briefly shown. This entire sequence is very graphic.

Profanity

Extremely pervasive profanity. At the time of release, this film was noted for its many uses of the word "f*ck" and its variations (270+ times). Many uses of "shit," "ass," "hell," "damn," "bitch," etc. Crude anatomical terms and religious profanity are used as well. "N*gg*r" is used multiple times, along with other racially charged words.

Characters are seen smoking (both tobacco and what may be marijuana) and drinking throughout.

Two men talk about the availability of marijuana in Amsterdam.

We see a man buying heroin from a dealer. Lots of drug-filled bags are seen lying about. After choosing a certain type of heroin, he decides to shoot up. He prepares the drug with a lighter and spoon. We then see a graphic close-up shot as he inserts the needle into his vein, draws out blood, mixes it with the heroin, and injects it.

A woman is seen snorting cocaine multiple times.

A woman snorts cocaine and raw, extremely potent heroin at the same time. She violently overdoses. Blood and snot pours from her nostrils, and vomit leaks out of her mouth.

A woman is seen with a bong.

The most intense parts are the drug overdose sequence and the rape scene.

Page last updated by LubyleFou, 2 months ago
Top 5 Contributors: yankees2703, Undeadozzy, ryanaustinf, fatwit, !!!deleted!!! (10400054)

MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality
Certification:
Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Brazil:18 / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Canada:R (original rating) / Canada:18A (re-rating) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Chile:18 / 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 (original rating) / UK:18 (video rating) (1995) (cut) / USA:R (certificate #33107)

Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis User reviews
Plot keywords FAQ Ratings
Awards Newsgroup reviews External reviews
Official site Main details