Pulp Fiction (1994)
- Could it be Elvis's gold suit, seen worn by Val Kilmer (as Elvis) in True Romance (1993)?
- The most persistent theory is that it is Marcellus Wallace's soul. The story goes that when the Devil takes a person's soul, it is removed through the back of the head. When we see the back of Marcellus's head he has a Band-Aid covering the precise spot indicated by tradition for soul removal. Perhaps Marcellus sold his soul to the devil which would also explain why the combination to open the briefcase is 666.
- Quentin Tarantino has said that the band-aid on the back of Marsellus Wallace's neck had nothing to do with an allusion to the Devil stealing Marsellus's soul... but that the actor Ving Rhames had a scar on the back of his neck he wanted to cover up.
- According to Roger Avary, who co-wrote the script with Quentin Tarantino, the original plan was to have the briefcase contain diamonds (urban legend has it that they were the diamonds from Resevoir Dogs). This seemed neither exciting nor original, so Avary and Tarantino decided to have the briefcase's contents never appear on screen; this way each film-goer could mentally "fill in the blank" with whatever struck his or her imagination as best fitting the description "so beautiful". The orange light bulb (projecting shimmering light onto the actors' faces) was a last-minute decision and added a completely unintended fantastic element.
Honey Bunny: Amanda Plummer Patricia Arquette Lili Taylor Jennifer Jason Leigh Bridget Fonda Phoebe Cates Marisa Tomei
Vincent Vega: Michael Madsen John Travolta Alec Baldwin Gary Oldman Jason Patric Andy Garcia Michael Keaton Denzel Washington Sean Penn Tim Roth
Jules: Laurence Fishburne Samuel L. Jackson Eddie Murphy Charles S. Dutton
Butch: Matt Dillon Sean Penn Nicolas Cage Johnny Depp
Fabian: Irène Jacob Maria de Medeiros Julie Delpy Emmanuelle Béart
Winston Wolf: Harvey Keitel Warren Beatty Al Pacino Danny DeVito Samuel L. Jackson Alec Baldwin Michael Keaton Christopher Walken Charles S. Dutton
Lance: John Cusack Eric Stoltz Michael Keaton Gary Oldman Bill Paxton Johnny Depp Nicolas Cage Samuel L. Jackson
Jody: Patricia Arquette Bridget Fonda Jennifer Beals Pam Grier N'Bushe Wright Kathy Griffin Angel Aviles Sofia Coppola Jasmine Guy Tyra Ferrell Lili Taylor Jennifer Jason Leigh
Mia Wallace: Virginia Madsen Marisa Tomei Patricia Arquette Phoebe Cates Bridget Fonda Angela Bassett Debra Winger Robin Wright 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 Al Pacino
Marcellus Wallace: Ving Rhames Samuel L. Jackson Charles S. Dutton