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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 -- From groundbreaking writer and director Quentin Tarantino KILL BILL VOLUME 1 stars Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, and Vivica A. Fox in an epic vendetta! Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride emerges from a coma and decides it's time for payback! Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or- be- killed fight.
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 -- The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Uma Thurman ... The Bride

Lucy Liu ... O-Ren Ishii

Vivica A. Fox ... Vernita Green

Daryl Hannah ... Elle Driver

David Carradine ... Bill

Michael Madsen ... Budd

Julie Dreyfus ... Sofie Fatale

Chiaki Kuriyama ... Gogo Yubari

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Hattori Hanzo (as Sonny Chiba)

Chia-Hui Liu ... Johnny Mo (as Gordon Liu)

Michael Parks ... Earl McGraw

Michael Bowen ... Buck
Jun Kunimura ... Boss Tanaka
Kenji Ohba ... Bald Guy (Sushi Shop) (as Kenji Oba)
Yuki Kazamatsuri ... Proprietor

James Parks ... Edgar McGraw
Sakichi Satô ... Charlie Brown

Jonathan Loughran ... Trucker
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Tokyo Business Man
Tetsuro Shimaguchi ... Crazy 88 #1 (Miki)

Kazuki Kitamura ... Crazy 88 #2
Yôji Tanaka ... Crazy 88 #3 (as Yoji Boba Tanaka)
Issei Takahashi ... Crazy 88 #4
Sô Yamanaka ... Crazy 88 #5 (as So Yamanaka)

Julie Manase ... Crazy 88 #6 (Girl) (as Juri Manase)
Akaji Maro ... Boss Ozawah
Goro Daimon ... Boss Honda
Shun Sugata ... Boss Benta
Zhang Jin Zhan ... Boss Orgami
Xiaohui Hu ... Young 88 (Spanked Boy)

Ambrosia Kelley ... Nikki Bell
Sachiko Fujii ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's
Yoshiko Yamaguchi ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's
Ronnie Yoshiko Fujiyama ... The 5, 6, 7, 8's
Shu Lan Tuan ... Okinawa Airline Ticket Agent
Ai Maeda ... O-Ren (anime sequence) (voice)
Naomi Kusumi ... Boss Matsumoto (anime sequence) (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Pretty Riki (anime sequence) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Kuroiwa ... Crazy 88 Fighter (uncredited)

Christopher Allen Nelson ... The Groom (uncredited)
Stevo Polyi ... Tim (uncredited)

Directed by
Quentin Tarantino 
Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Quentin Tarantino (character The Bride) (as Q) &
Uma Thurman (character The Bride) (as U)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive animation producer
Koko Maeda .... associate producer
Katsuji Morishita .... producer: animation sequence
Dede Nickerson .... associate producer
Kwame Parker .... assistant producer
Erica Steinberg .... executive producer
E. Bennett Walsh .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
RZA  (as The RZA)
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
Casting by
Koko Maeda 
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Yohei Taneda 
David Wasco 
Art Direction by
Daniel Bradford 
Juiping Cao (art director)
Hidefumi Hanatani 
Lu Yo Lui (art director)
Minoru Nishida 
Set Decoration by
Yoshihito Akatsuka 
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco 
Costume Design by
Kumiko Ogawa 
Catherine Marie Thomas  (as Catherine Thomas)
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects supervisor
Norman Cabrera .... special makeup effects artist: KNB FX Group
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist
Ilona Herman .... hair stylist: Ms. Thurman
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist: Ms. Thurman
Tysuela Hill-Scott .... hair stylist: Ms. Fox (as Tysuela)
Tysuela Hill-Scott .... makeup artist: Ms. Fox (as Tysuela)
Miia Kovero .... hair stylist
Emanuel Millar .... key hair stylist
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (as Chris Nelson)
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist: KNB FX Group
Peter Owen .... wig maker
Kyra Panchenko .... additional makeup artist: Ms. Thurman
Scott Patton .... special makeup designer
Heba Thorisdottir .... makeup department head
Noriko Watanabe .... hair stylist: Ms. Liu
Noriko Watanabe .... makeup artist: Ms. Liu
Victoria Wood .... wig maker
Debbie Zoller .... key makeup artist
Alan Tuskes .... key special makeup effects studio technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Linda A. Borgeson .... Post Production Executive
Arturo del Río .... unit production manager: Mexico (as Arturo Del Rio)
Motoki Ishida .... production manager: Tokyo
Tetsuya Kinoshita .... production manager: anime sequence
Tomoyoshi Koyama .... production manager: anime sequence
Peter Mavromates .... post-production supervisor
Cornelia Ryan .... production manager
Shin'ichirô Sakaguchi .... production manager: Tokyo
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... overseas manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... assistant director
Marco Polo Constandse .... second assistant director: Mexico
Heather I. Denton .... second second assistant director
Stephen Dudycha .... additional assistant director
Jonathan Tex Levitt .... second assistant director
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director
Kazuto Nakazawa .... first unit director: animation
Toshihiko Nishikubo .... second unit director: animation
Kennedy Taylor .... first assistant director: Tokyo
Ryan Tighe .... additional second assistant director
Jinzhan Zhang .... first assistant director
Art Department
Yoshihito Akatsuka .... sets: China
Kevin Berve .... prop fabricator
Jennifer A. Bolitho .... scenic artist
Edward J. Borasch Jr. .... assistant property master
Steve Borgese .... greens foreman
Tom Callinicos .... on-set dresser
Miguel Cervantes .... labor foreman
Peter Davidson .... set designer
Sam Dean .... welder gang boss
Rome Duval .... propmaker gangboss
Caylah Eddleblute .... assistant property master
Gretchen Engel .... art department coordinator
Marcus Epps .... swing gang
Richard Ewan .... paint gang boss
Archie Hankins .... carpenter
Jennie Harris .... assistant set decorator
Emilie Harvey .... scenic artist
Bob Huffman .... propmaker gangboss
Norm Hvam .... graphic designer
Katsue Inoue .... color supervisor
Junichi Ishigami .... assistant set decorator: Tokyo
Kei Itsutsuji .... assistant set designer: Tokyo
Paul Luther Jackson .... swing gang (as Paul Jackson)
Maria Jaramillo .... paint gang boss (as Maria M. Jaramillo)
Lynn A. Johanson .... scenic artist
Steve Joyner .... property master (as Steve 'Shotgun' Joyner)
Michael Kocurek .... propmaker gangboss
Steven Ladish .... swing gang (as Steve Ladish)
Ed Lindsey .... propmaker
Julio Cesar Magaña .... laborer
Jerry Martinez .... lead graphic designer
Lou Martinez .... props
Toshihide Matsushita .... property master
Eriko Miyagawa .... art department assistant: Tokyo
Eriko Miyagawa .... bilingual assistant
Christopher Morente .... greensperson
Frank Musitelle .... greens foreman
Akiko Nakayama .... 2D work
Scott Nifong .... assistant property master (as Scott 'Mustang' J. Nifong)
Elizabeth Norton .... stand-by painter
Chikara Omachi .... assistant set decorator: Tokyo
Laurel Pickering .... lead painter
Jeff Plauster .... construction foreman
Edward J. Protiva .... swing gang
Francis J. Roix .... propmaker
Mary Saisselin .... set designer
Satoko Saito .... assistant art director: Tokyo
Ayako Sakahara .... illustrator: Tokyo
Takashi Sasaki .... set designer: Tokyo
Hideki Sato .... illustrator: Tokyo
Yukiyo Sato .... assistant set decorator: Tokyo
Brett C. Smith .... leadman
Tyler J. Smith .... property assistant
Michael Spitaletto .... painter
John Stone .... construction coordinator
Perry Strong .... art department assistant
Kyoko Suzumura .... assistant art director: Tokyo
Christopher Tandon .... assistant art director
Michael Triant .... swing gang
Ellen C. Troy .... construction buyer
Michi Ukawa .... graphic designer
J.R. Vasquez .... swing gang
Mineko Yoneta .... assistant set designer: Tokyo
Cole Young .... property maker
Shinsuke Kojima .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Beher .... sound editor
John Bires .... sound engineer
Adam Blantz .... additional sound mixer
Adam Blantz .... utility sound
Eddie Bydalek .... sound mix technician
Kerry Ann Carmean .... co-sound designer
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Scott Martin Gershin .... co-supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Richard Hofman .... additional sound
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Daniel R. Kerr .... sound
David Kudell .... assistant sound editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist (as Jimmy Moriana)
Roger Morris .... adr recordist
Myron Nettinga .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul D. Poduska .... additional sound (as Paul Poduska)
Scott Sanders .... sound designer
Katrina Siegmund .... dialogue editor
Branden Spencer .... first assistant sound editor
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... additional sound (as Mark Stoeckinger)
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound designer (as Peter Sullivan)
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Hugh Waddell .... dialogue supervisor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Peter Zinda .... sound effects editor
Todd Niesen .... dialogue denoising (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wai Lun Fung .... wire technician: Fight Team (as Fung Wai Lun)
Jason Gustafson .... special effects supervisor
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Anthony Ray Herrera .... special effects foreman
Chen Hu .... wire technician: Fight Team
Jack Jennings .... special effects technician
Shu Jian .... wire technician: Fight Team
Shinsuke Kojima .... model maker: Tokyo
Kaoru Kusunoki .... model maker: Tokyo
Chi Tai Lam .... wire technician: Fight Team
Yûichi Matsui .... special effects: Tokyo (as Yuichi Matsui)
Matt McDonnell .... special effects foreman
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special effects makeup (as Chris Nelson)
Corey Pritchett .... special effects coordinator
Ben Rittenhouse .... foam department supervisor: KNB Effects Group Inc.
Ron Rosegard .... special effects foreman
He Yaxi .... wire technician: Fight Team
Chiz Hasegawa .... project coordinator (uncredited)
Kevin McTurk .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Arthur G. Schlosser .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kevin Braun .... digital optical supervisor
Kelly Bumbarger .... digital compositor
Frankie Chung .... visual effects supervisor
David Geoghegan .... dustbuster
Don Greenberg .... digital effects artist
Christopher Haydostian .... digital compositor
Kanta Kamei .... visual supervisor
Rui Kuroki .... assistant production manager: animation
Christopher Kutcka .... imaging supervisor (as Chris Kutcka)
Jennifer Hall Lee .... digital intermediate (as Jennifer Lee)
LaNelle Mason .... digital restoration
Jaime Norman .... visual effects production manager
Kenny Price .... digital lineup
Matt Seckman .... digital compositor
Brian Shows .... digital asset supervisor
Brian Shows .... digital intermediate supervisor
Tommy Tom .... visual effects supervisor/producer
Jack Ho .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Lafuente .... engineer (uncredited)
Keith Adams .... stunt coordinator
Zoë Bell .... stunt double: The Bride (as Zoe Bell)
Satya Bellord .... martial arts stunt double: The Bride
Ken Lesco .... utility stunts (as Kenny Lesco)
James Logan .... stunt rigger
Lisa McCullough .... motorcycle stunt double: The Bride (as Lisa L. McCullough)
Angela Meryl .... stunt double: Vernita
Rob Moses .... fight choreographer
Ming Qiu .... stunt double: Lucy Liu
Spencer Sano .... stunt performer
Ty Williams .... stunt driver
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Sho Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Burden .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Jared S. Eddo .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Hiro Koda .... stunts (uncredited)
Michiko Nishiwaki .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chris O'Hara .... stunt double: David Carradine (uncredited)
Monica Staggs .... stunt double: Daryl Hannah (uncredited)
Gary Ray Stearns .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Upton .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Wood .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth J. Appel .... electrian
Herb Ault .... key grip
Darren Bailey .... remote camera technician
Matthew J. Barden .... grip
Melanie C. Brown .... assistant camera (as Melani C. Brown)
Glenn Cannon .... video assist operator
Jasmine Yuen Carrucan .... second assistant camera: Tokyo
Nina Chien .... camera loader: Tokyo
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Nick Critser .... grip
Bruce Del Castillo .... grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
Carlos Escobar .... rigging grip
Greg Fausak .... best boy grip
Aaron Felton .... grip
Jamie Felz .... first assistant camera: second camera
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Khan Griffith .... electrician
Anthony D. Guzman .... rig electrician
Juan Fernando Guzmán .... electrician
Mark Hadland .... best boy electric
Julie Helton .... camera loader
Beck Hoehn .... camera loader
Yoshiyuki Kamonomiya .... best boy electric: Tokyo
Ian Kincaid .... gaffer
Stuart Kirschner .... rigging electrician
Kim Kono .... electrician
John W. Kristopik .... rigging electric
Cindy Lagerstrom .... electrician
Paul Lambiase .... grip
Eric Leach .... rigging grip
Dickinson H. Luke .... rigging electric best boy (as Dickinson Luke)
John R. Manocchia .... rigging gaffer
Jerry L. Marshall .... rigging best boy grip
Brett Matthews .... camera focus
W. Ted Mayer .... grip
Carson E. Mayne .... rigging electric
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
David L. Merrill .... dolly operator
Takeshi Nakasu .... gaffer: Tokyo
Pat O'Mara .... rigging grip
Chris Pavlu .... electrician
Simone Perusse .... dimmer board operator
Richard Ralston .... rigging electrician
Stephen Saunders .... electrician
John Seravic .... crane technician
Eric Smith .... electrician
Jamie Stephens .... key second assistant camera
Jennifer Stuart .... camera loader
Brent Studler .... electrician
Gregor Tavenner .... key first assistant camera
Skyler Tegland .... grip
Scott R. Todd .... set lighting technician
Kelly Uchimura .... second assistant camera
Marshall Valentine .... grip
Scott C. Williman .... lamp operator
Jeffrey L. Wilson .... grip
Preston A. Adams .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Camille Freer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Renan Galindo .... electrician (uncredited)
Jessica Miglio .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Animation Department
Katsuhito Ishii .... animation director
Katsuhito Ishii .... character designer
Eiji Ishimoto .... key animator: Production I.G.
Toshio Ishizaki .... animator (as Sushio)
Toshio Ishizaki .... key animator: Production I.G. (as Sushio)
Mitsuo Iso .... key animator: Production I.G.
Mahiro Maeda .... key animator: Production I.G.
Yasunori Miyazawa .... key animator: Production I.G.
Yutaka Sakamoto .... animation checker
Keiichi Sasajima .... key animator: Production I.G.
Shou Tajima .... character designer
Hideki Takahashi .... key animator: Production I.G.
Junichi Uematsu .... animation editor
Takaaki Yamashita .... key animator: Production I.G.
Shin'ya Ôhira .... animator
Shin'ya Ôhira .... key animator: Production I.G.
Casting Department
Jerome Ro Brooks .... casting assistant
Julie Dreyfus .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Jessica Vogl .... casting associate
Kelly Hunt .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Bojarski .... costumer
Jim Hansen .... costumer
Cappi Ireland .... costumer: Ms. Thurman, Beijing
Amy Lin .... wardrobe assistant
Helen Monaghan .... international costume supervisor
Daniel Grant North .... costume supervisor
Kasumi Ogawa .... costumer: Tokyo
Behnaz Shokouhi .... costumer
Hans Georg Struhar .... costumer: Ms. Thurman, Los Angeles (as Hans G. Struhar)
Yuko Sugiyama .... stylist: kimono, Tokyo
Stella Tang .... wardrobe assistant
Tim Wegman .... costume shopper
Kanani Wolf .... set costumer
Meng Xie .... wardrobe assistant
Grace Yim .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Joe D'Augustine .... additional editor
Greg D'Auria .... assistant editor
Aaron Denenberg .... negative cutter
Tony Dustin .... assistant digital film colorist
Peggy Eghbalian .... assistant editor
Ian Elias .... post-production assistant
Katie Flint .... editorial assistant
Ted Gidlow .... post-production coordinator
Phyllis Housen .... assistant editor (as Phyllis K. Housen)
Stephanie Ito .... digital intermediate producer
Stephanie Johnson .... assistant editor
Stephen Nakamura .... senior digital film colorist
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital intermediate coordinator
Fred Raskin .... assistant editor
Joan Sobel .... first assistant editor
Mike Sowa .... digital preview timer
Jon Thompson .... post-production consultant
Heidi Vogel .... post-production consultant
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Music Department
Lawrence Bender .... executive soundtrack producer
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Wendi Morris .... music coordinator
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor
Quentin Tarantino .... executive soundtrack producer
D.A. Young .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Robert aaron Brown .... driver: grip truck
Bruce Callahan .... driver: Uma Thurman
Bruce Callahan .... transportation co-captain
Michael Dawes .... driver
John Embry .... driver
Don Feeney .... picture car coordinator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Jessica James .... driver: cast
David Joseph .... driver: production van
Neil Marshall .... driver: honeywagon
Brian Joseph Moore .... transportation captain (as Brian Moore)
Irv Press .... driver
Marty Radcliff .... driver
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator
Geoff Teagardin .... driver
Mark Valdez .... driver
Dana Swartout .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Go Abe .... production assistant: Tokyo
Paul Abraham .... craft service
Junichiro Aki .... technical advisor
Carlos A. Aragon .... assistant location manager
Melanie Aron .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino, Los Angeles
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... caterer
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... craft service
Satya Bellord .... martial arts double: Uma Thurman
Andrew Blau .... travel coordinator
Geraldine Brezca .... production assistant
Emmanuel Cabare .... production liaison
Aaron Campbell .... production counsel
Karina Carrero-Annesley .... office production assistant
Jerry Carville .... assistant accountant
Sean Carville .... second assistant accountant
Will Casey .... unit publicist
Elida Cerda .... medic
Shin'ichi Chiba .... advisor: samurai sword (as Sonny Chiba)
Shin'ichi Chiba .... fight choreographer: Kenjutsu (as Sonny Chiba)
S.R. Conger .... assistant accountant
Jennifer S. Deayton .... production coordinator (as Jennifer Stephens)
Ivan Drehspul .... airline technical supervisor
Douglas Dresser .... location manager
Stephen Dudycha .... set production assistant
Jerimy Eaton .... animal trainer
Nina Huang Fan .... production coordinator
Chong 'Jason' Feng .... assistant: Ms. Thurman, Beijing
Vincent Joseph Flaherty .... armorer
Fish Fong .... team manager: Woo-Ping crew
Todd Fullerton .... 24 frame video/computer engineer
Katsumi Furuhashi .... production accountant: Tokyo
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... assistant production coordinator
Cynthia Graves .... production coordinator
David Greenbaum .... executive assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Nancy Haecker .... key assistant location manager
Bill Hansard .... rear screen projection
Shinji Higuchi .... production coordinator: Tokyo
Yoko Honjo .... japanese interpreter/translator
Ryutaro Ishimori .... key production assistant: Tokyo
Mark Jackson .... animal trainer
Jessica James .... production assistant
Min 'Minde' Jiang .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino, Beijing
Jay Johnson .... title: designer
Liu Yi Jun .... script supervisor: Tokyo
Beverly Jusi .... first assistant accountant
Damiana Kamishin .... travel coordinator
Takuya Kaneko .... production assistant: Tokyo
Aiko Kanna .... production assistant: Tokyo
S. Dylan Kirkland .... production assistant
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
Addie Akemi Kohzu .... production translator (as Addie Kohzu)
Huan-Chiu Ku .... martial arts coordinator (as Ku Huen Chiu)
Patricia LaMagna .... assistant: Ms. Thurman, Los Angeles (as Patty LaMagna)
Jeff Lane .... set production assistant
Paul LeVasseur .... office production assistant
Qing Feng Li .... physical therapist (as Dr. Li Qing Feng)
Sherrie Liu .... script supervisor
Julie Manase .... kenjutsu assistant trainer (as Juri Manase)
Melissa Maus .... accounting clerk
Douglas S. McClintock II .... assistant location manager
Julie McLean .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino, Los Angeles
Blair Mealing .... assistant to cast
Akira Morii .... location manager: Tokyo
Jeanmarie Murphy-Burke .... unit publicist
Hiroyuki Nakano .... accountant: Production I.G.
Kunihiko Nomura .... production assistant: Tokyo
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager (as Kyle 'Snappy' Oliver)
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Christy Powers .... key medic: supervisor nurse
Alina Y. Qiu .... production assistant
Shannon Ratcliffe .... assistant: Ms. Liu, Los Angeles
Eric Ian Robinson .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Elizabeth Santoro .... set production assistant
Daniel Savitt .... Japanese interpreter
Pilar Savone .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino, Los Angeles
Roger Schumacher .... animal trainer
Alan Schwartz .... assistant craft service
Charlie Scimone .... craft service
Tomohiko Seki .... production assistant: Tokyo
Shannon Shea .... shop foreman
Tetsuro Shimaguchi .... kenjutsu trainer
Ben Shum .... set production assistant
Sue Smith .... production secretary
Kristina Soderquist .... production accountant
Todd Spangler .... assistant: Mr. Madsen, Los Angeles (as Tod Spangler)
Jeff Swafford .... assistant: Mr. Bender, Los Angeles
Maggie Tang .... assistant: Ms. Liu, Beijing (as Xiao Bin 'Maggie' Tang)
Christopher Tricarico .... legal
Buzz Visconti .... first aid
Rui Watanabe .... production assistant: Tokyo
Ann Wiggins .... post-production accountant
Satoko Yasui .... production assistant: Tokyo
Leslie Yeransian .... stand-in: Sofie Fatale
Woo-Ping Yuen .... martial arts advisor (as Yuen Wo-Ping)
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Emily Aaronson .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Marie Healy .... location scout (uncredited)
Susan Eileen Stewart .... script coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Bogdanovich .... special thanks
Eddie Brandt .... special thanks
Charles Bronson .... dedicatee
Gray Davis .... thanks (as Governor Gray Davis)
David R. Evans .... special thanks
Robert Rodriguez .... special thanks
Ada Shen .... special thanks
Stacey Sher .... special thanks (as Stacy Sher)
Cynthia Tsai .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kill Bill" - USA (informal short title)
"Kill Bill Part 1" - USA (informal title)
"Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume One" - USA (promotional title)
"Kiru Biru" - Japan (English title) (poster title)
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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content
111 min | Japan:112 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Canada:13+ (video rating: re-rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Israel:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) (original rating) | Malaysia:18SG (re-rating) | Mexico:B (TV rating) (cut) | Mexico:B15 (edited version) | Mexico:C (uncut version) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) | South Africa:18 | South Korea:Limited (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) (cut) (DVD rating) (uncut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:TV-14 (edited TV version) | USA:TV-MA (unedited TV version)

Did You Know?

The members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad are all named for snakes: Sidewinder, Black Mamba, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and California Mountain (King) snake.See more »
Factual errors: The airplane the Bride is flying into Tokyo is a Boeing 747, an airplane with 4 engines. However the shot of the cockpit is from an airplane with only 2 engines. There are only 2 power levers on the throttle quadrant, and the instruments only show data for 2 engines.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]
The Bride:Bill... it's your baby...
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Days of Darkness (2007)See more »
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How does the movie end?
When The Bride fights O-Ren it's snowing outside; however, when they are travelling to the House of Blue Leaves, there is no sign of snow. Is the garden some kind of fake scenario or are we supposed to suspend reality here?
Why did Hanzo throw the baseball at The Bride?
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100 out of 196 people found the following review useful.
Kill Bill is one of the brashest, boldest and bloodiest movies I have ever seen, so look over your shoulder, because........... 'Here comes the bride, with only one thing on her mind, a roaring rampage of re, 7 January 2004
Author: Old Joe from Hamilton, Australia

It has been six years since we have seen a movie from one of the world's most talked about directors, Quentin Tarantino, but the wait for me, has been worth the while. Tarantino can now add the martial arts masterpiece 'Kill Bill' to his resume, a film that left me speechless after I had seen it. It certainly is one intense, hateful movie, containing some of the greatest sword fighting sequences ever filmed in a movie. Tarantino has made KB with class, precision and close intense attention to every detail. But, what else should we expect from a movie freak, like Quentin Tarantino?

An entire wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel: the pregnant woman in the blood-splattered wedding dress is Black Mamba, better known as 'The Bride'. The assassin, Bill, and his circle known as 'The Vipers' leave 'TB' for dead, however she was merely comatose. Four years later, 'TB' suddenly awakes from her coma, ferociously focused on one mission, to seek revenge on her former master. One by one, she will kill the various assassins. She is saving Bill for last.

I am not sure where I want to start with my review of Kill Bill. I love parts of it, but then find other parts to be extremely difficult to watch. Quentin Tarantino has written and directed another powerful piece of cinema, in a way that only he could. This time we see more violence, the action and the result of that violence, with it being a bit over-powering in the end. But without the violence, KB would have not been the movie it was.

This time Tarantino has not focussed on the dialogue in this movie, when it came to writing its script, more he wanted to show what the characters he had created, and why they were in the position they were in. For me I can appreciate both aspects of what Tarantino shows, as he can express himself either visually or with dialogue.

The other part I like about KB is the way Tarantino dedicated the movie to certain aspects of cinema history. To quote Quentin he said Kill Bill is 'my yakuza movie, my samurai movie, my spaghetti western movie', and it was quite clear for me how passionate Tarantino was in showing these parts. However it was also so much more, with one of the great sections of the movie being presented in Japanese animation. I also believe that there was a clear reference to black and white movies and silent movies, as KB had these sections a few times. I also feel that Tarantino is in some way trying to show his appreciation to Pulp Fiction, the movie that made him successful, via KB. If this is true, I do not feel it is gloating, rather I give Tarantino great praise, because some movie makers ignore the movies that give them success, but not here.

While 'KB' has some interesting characters, none are what I would call 'likeable'. 'The Bride', aka Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) is a girl totally driven by the desire to get revenge. Thurman really suits her part well, as she not only looks attractive, but is really believable as this American martial arts tough girl. Helping 'TB' on her quest is Samuri sword expert Hattori Hanzo (Sonny Chiba). This character brings a very oriental feel to the movie, something I liked. The bickering with his assistant was fun to see being played out.

'The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad' are the cruel callous people who inflict horrific harm on 'TB'. Bill (David Carradine) is their leader, a person we only hear and see in hand gestures, which is reminiscent of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction. Bill still has a very strong presence in the film, even though we never see him. Under Bill are killers like O-Ren Ishii, aka Cottonmouth (Lucy Liu), whose introduction, via the Japanese Animation, was great. Under Cottonmouth is her personal assistant, lawyer and translator, Sofie Fatale (Julie Dreyfus), who was present at the slaughtering of 'TB'. When 'TB' sees Sofie once again, she is pretty bitter about what Sofie let have happen to her. What we hear has happened to Sofie at the hands of 'TB', is truly unbelievable.

Another of Cottonmouth's women is a little girl, Go Go Yubari (Chiaki Kuriyama), who is more deadly than she looks. Her school girl sound and look is very interesting, while her confrontation with 'TB' highly entertaining. Then there is the evil nurse, Elle Driver, aka Californian Mountain Snake (Daryl Hannah), who shows very little emotion towards 'TB', other than hate. Vernita Green (Vivica A Fox) is another woman that 'TB' has on her hit list. Her demise was highly entertaining to say the least, again reminiscent of Pulp Fiction.

All the scenes with fighting in KB are a highlight for me, especially the sword fighting, as they are so fun and intense, with the last hour of the movie purely exhausting, with the final showdown between 'TB' and Cottonmouth & co. being terrific. The middle section of film was also great, as it tells the majority of the KB Vol. 1 story, although parts are pretty disturbing.

Kill Bill is another film by Quentin Tarantino, where I have to say it was 'exceptionally well made'. There is a scene in Volume 1, which reminded me of 'Matrix Reloaded'. Now I have heard that Tarantino hates the Matrix franchise, and you can see what he is making a stand against, film's laden with SFX. KB is 'not guilty' of being that. The violence is very graphic in KB, but at certain times the violence was 'laughable', as it seemed to look deliberately fake. But perhaps I am wrong? Volume 1 ended at a good point, setting up the conclusion, Volume 2 beautifully. So Kill Bill: Volume 2, get here, A.S.A.P.

CMRS gives 'Kill Bill: Volume 1': 4.5 (Very Good - Brilliant Film)

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