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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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Hattori Hanzo (as Sonny Chiba)
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Storyline

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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In the year 2003, Uma Thurman will kill Bill See more »

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£162,857 (UK) (10 October 2003)

Gross:

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

Michael Madsen's character is named "Budd" as a tribute to Budd Boetticher, one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite directors. See more »

Goofs

When The Bride is in the back of Buck's Pussy Wagon, she says, "As I lay in the back of Buck's truck, trying to will my limbs out of entropy... ." The term that should have been used would have been atrophy, not entropy. (Some argue that entropy is perfectly acceptable as a term describing disrepair or disorder: actually, by the second principle of thermodynamic, "entropy" is just the tendency of a thermic system - thence a human body - to release heat and energy into outer ambient when not restrained). See more »

Quotes

[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...
[BLAM!]
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Crazy Credits

Shin'ichi Chiba (Hattori Hanzo) is listed as the samurai sword advisor. He played a maker of samurai swords in the film. See more »

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References I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

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White Lightning
Written by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Charles Bernstein
Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Music, Inc.
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Hardly a film
16 October 2003 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

Frequently boring, extremely disjointed, and way too self-congratulatory. My biggest personal pet peeve was that it was very noncinematic in its heavy use of voiceover narration, on-screen titles, and speechifying by characters. I like film to convey points of plot and character and mood and attitude through imagery and action... that's what the medium excels at, no? To have these points conveyed through narration and bad dialogue is inexcusable to me. As for the vaunted action sequences... yes, they are well done, but I found myself wanting to go home and watch all of a Leone western, or a early-70's Japanese pop-Samurai film, or "Battle Royale," or one of my favorite HK action flicks, rather than Tarantino's far-too-short pastiches of same. I so desperately want this film to bomb at the box office. If this travesty spawns imitators, I'm packing it in and bidding farewell to multiplex cinema. On a positive note, Uma was enjoyable in the lead and Lucy Liu made a fine villainess. It was great to see Sonny Chiba on the big screen, also.


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