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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R  |   |  Action  |  10 October 2003 (USA)
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The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hattori Hanzo (as Sonny Chiba)
Johnny Mo (as Gordon Liu)
Kenji Ohba ...
Bald Guy (Sushi Shop) (as Kenji Oba)
Yuki Kazamatsuri ...


The lead character, called 'The Bride,' was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, led by her lover 'Bill.' Upon realizing she was pregnant with Bill's child, 'The Bride' decided to escape her life as a killer. She fled to Texas, met a young man, who, on the day of their wedding rehearsal was gunned down by an angry and jealous Bill (with the assistance of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). Four years later, 'The Bride' wakes from a coma, and discovers her baby is gone. She, then, decides to seek revenge upon the five people who destroyed her life and killed her baby. The saga of Kill Bill Volume I begins. Written by JD

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kill Bill  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£162,857 (UK) (10 October 2003)


$70,098,138 (USA) (21 May 2004)

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Did You Know?


On the wall of the House of Blue Leaves are the letters Q and U. These refer to the first names of Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman, as the creators of The Bride. See more »


When The Bride is questioning Buck, her lips appear to have lipstick on them. It is possible that Buck put the lipstick on her due to the fact he was 'selling' her to his customers and wanted to keep her looking good. See more »


[first lines]
Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, I bet I could fry an egg on your head right now, if I wanted to. You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. Well, maybe towards those other... jokers, but not you. No Kiddo, at this moment, this is me at my most...
[cocks pistol]
Bill: masochistic.
The Bride: Bill... it's your baby...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits the bride stunt double is listed twice See more »


Referenced in ITV - Formula One: 2007 European Grand Prix (2007) See more »


Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
Courtesy of Boots Enterprises, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing
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User Reviews

What a Piece of Crap!!! Can I have my 2 hours back, please?
7 November 2003 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

Artistic? Gimme a break. What a load of crap! What's artistic about copying martial arts movies and adding vivid color, an attractive lead blond babe and drum upon drum of tomato juice?

Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs were both great movies. They were still too violent in my opinion, but the movies were still outstanding. This movie is utter crap! There is no story, there is no point besides vengeance and it is mired in meaningless violence, dismemberment, bloodshed and death.

If it weren't for how attractive all the women were in this movie and the good cinematography I would have left. I almost did and I never leave movies. I'm always hoping that there will have been some compelling reason to have stayed by the time I get to the end. When I reached the end of Kill Bill I was just so relieved it was done with and I could leave. I can't think of anything compelling enough to recommend this movie to anyone.


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