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A Note Regarding Spoilers

The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Kill Bill: Vol. 2 can be found here.

No, and so far this is the only one of his films where he doesn't have any sort of appearance. This is likely because he had a cameo in Vol. 1, when originally Vol. 1 and 2 were supposed to be one movie.

Budd lies simply to hurt Bill. Obviously Bill and Budd are feuding and Bill must have done something to Budd (seeing as how Bill says "Can't we just put the past in the past?"). The sword was a huge gift to Budd; to tell Bill that he sold it was just meant to be a crushing blow to his heart. It was also a way for Budd to show Bill what his life is like now: he hocked an absolutely priceless artifact for a paltry $250. He also makes mention that he lives in a trailer and works in a strip bar, which obviously doesn't pay very much. He's essentially broke and the smallest bit of cash is worth more to him than a priceless sword from his brother, whereas Bill could have easily helped him out, as we see Bill's life is much more privileged; he lives in a tropical paradise in a mansion.

It is not explained. One theory is that they had some sort of altercation, perhaps over what happened with the wedding massacre. Budd possibly was not proud of what happened that day and could not go on with the business. Notice the look on his face during the bride's flashbacks. This may be what caused the split with the Vipers. As Budd is dirt poor while Bill is rich, it was likely that Bill sent the Vipers to kill The Bride and afterward disbanded them, as he was too upset by what they all did. However, Bill then took his fortune and left his brother to fend for himself. Budd probably felt guilty in the first place, as he was willing to accept his fate if The Bride found and killed him, saying that she deserved her revenge and that they deserved to die.

Budd tells Bill: "If she wants to fight with me, all she's gotta do is come down to the club and start some shit, and we'll be in a fight." When Bill says "...unless you accept my assistance, I have no doubt she will succeed [in killing you]," Budd later replies with: "That woman deserves her revenge. And we deserve to die. But, then again, so does she." It was a matter of karma and honor. They had all done horrible things to people and to each other, The Bride included. Budd obviously is not proud of his past, especially his part in what he did to The Bride. He refused Bill's help so it would be a fair fight; one on one. However, this doesn't mean he would simply drop to his knees and let The Bride kill him. His philosophy was "If she kills me, so be it, but I won't go down without a fight." He also felt she deserved to suffer for what she did to Bill, but wasn't completely heartless in his act. He buries her alive, but instead of just doing that, he gives her a flashlight to be buried with. Knowing if anyone could possibly escape that scenario it was her, giving her the flashlight was Budd's sign of respect.

As said by Budd twice, he shot her with a double-dose of rock salt. Rock salt shells are hand loaded with pieces of rock salt, replacing the standard lead or steel shot, which are designed to have more penetrating force making them lethal. Rock salt shells could be seen as the forerunners of modern less-lethal rounds. In the United States, rock salt shells were and are sometimes used by rural civilians to defend their property. The brittle salt was unlikely to cause serious injury at long ranges, but would cause painful stinging injuries and served as a warning. Some Spanish police forces, like the Guardia Civil and Cuerpo Nacional de Polica, use special rock salt shells called SAL-90 in their riot control units.

Bill's Chinese flute appears to be a Bawu flute, or at least a variation of a "free reed" bamboo flute. Similar if not identical to the flutes David Carradine played on Kung-Fu.

It's just a humorous scene to again tell the audience (who has been waiting for two volumes) what the Bride's name is in case you may have missed Elle saying it. This is also a nod to the fans of Vol. 1 who would recognize why O-Ren said "Silly rabbit.", which is followed immediately by The Bride saying: "Trix are for..." then finished by O-Ren: "...kids." because The Bride's name is Beatrix Kiddo. It could also be why Bill consistently calls her "kiddo".

What happened to Elle?

When we last saw Elle Driver, she was left blinded by Beatrix in Budd's trailer with the same black mamba in the room that killed Budd. Because of this, most fans say that she died. However, during the credits, when each actor or actress that portrayed a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad shows up, their name is crossed out. When Darryl Hannah's name appears, however, a question mark shows up. In addition, rumors have surfaced that if Tarantino ever makes another sequel to Kill Bill, it will focus on people seeking revenge on The Bride, as they deserve their revenge as much as The Bride deserved hers. This would mainly point out Nikki Bell, Sophie Fatale, and Elle.

Here is some dialogue to help you out: Esteban: Bill shot you in the head, no? Kiddo: Yes he did. Esteban: I would have been much nicer...I would have just cut your face. Notice how he makes a vertical motion with his finger up and down his lips when he says this. This is further indication that Esteban cut her face. Esteban likely did it because the woman was disloyal to him, and he wanted to make an example of her while also destroying any self-confidence she had.

There are many possible reasons. Elle could have called him on her cell phone, assuming she was not killed by the mamba. Esteban could have given Bill a heads up that he gave The Bride a map to Bill's home. Beatrix didn't kill Sophie Fatale so she went Bill and told him what happened. There may have been a surveillance camera or two set up near Bill's door; after all Bill, and BB especially, were in no way surprised to see her, even after not ever seeing her mother. So Bill probably saw her coming down the hallway, told BB that she was coming, and instructed her on what to do. If it had been a surprise, any little kid who had always wanted to see his or her mom would likely run to her the moment he or she first saw her.

One theory that's been offered is that Bill didn't just have the Vipers go after his ex-lover, but also his unborn baby. He did something horrible. When he sent Elle to kill her while she was sleeping, it might have been a way for him to say he was sorry by giving her 'a luxury their kind is rarely afforded.', a painless, non-violent death. Then he realized that he couldn't do it, because Kiddo should have the opportunity to face him in battle. Bill perhaps knew that this was finally the one thing he should ultimately be punished for, so he called Elle and told her to abort the mission. Also, The Bride said, "Bill, it's your baby," just as he shot her; it was after he pulled the trigger that he realised what she had said. Up until that point, he thought she had left him for 'some fucking jerk,' got pregnant, and was getting married, all within a matter of months, not realizing that the baby was in fact his, which is why he was sad. Remember, Bill may be a heartless killer when he does business, but his attack on Kiddo and his obvious continual love for her after he called Elle off in the hospital indicates that he still has a measure of respect for Kiddo, whom he fell in love with, saw as the greatest of his assassins and saw as an honorable warrior.

Kiddo tried to start a new life where she was going to put her killing days behind her and live out her life like a normal woman. Bill knew that she could never do that, because she was "a natural born killer"...like him. This is also a reference to the film Natural Born Killers, a film Tarantino wrote, but has since disowned because he disliked what Oliver Stone did with the script.

Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction) and Victor Vega (Reservoir Dogs) are brothers.

Laurence Dimmick a.k.a. Mr. White (Reservoir Dogs) and Jimmy Dimmick (Pulp Fiction) may be related somehow.

Jack Scagnetti (Natural Born Killers) and Seymour Scagnetti (mentioned in Reservoir Dogs) could be related.

Drexl Spivey (True Romance) and Marsellus Spivey (mentioned in Reservoir Dogs) could be related.

Earl McGraw (From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Grindhouse) and Edgar McGraw (From Dusk till Dawn 2, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Grindhouse) are father and son.

Bill and Budd are brothers.

Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Inglorious Basterds) and Lee Donowitz (True Romance) are father and son.

Paula Schultz the name on the grave that The Bride is buried in, might possibly be a reference to the character in Django Unchained Dr King Schultz, as played by Christoph Waltz.

Note that some of the names of the characters somewhat correspond with the "career choice" of the other, an example being that Drexl is a pimp and Marsellus was a diamond fence who was doing 20 years in prison. Jack Scagnetti was a popular detective and Seymour was a parole officer, etc.

As with Vol. 1, a special Asian version was created for Vol. 2 as well. Here only minor changes can be found. The Esteban scene is a bit longer in the Asian version but altogether, there's only a difference of 46 seconds between both versions. A detailed comparison with pictures can be found here.

"A Silhouette Of Doom" - Ennio Morricone: Opening titles; flashback dialogue of Bill shooting The Bride in the head as she lies on the floor of the wedding chapel.

"Il Tramonto" - Ennio Morricone: The Bride approaches the door of the wedding chapel; finds Bill.

"Do I Look Pretty?" - Robert Rodriguez: The Bride lowers her veil and approaches the altar; the camera backs out the door to reveal the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad with machine guns; they enter.

"Dies Irae" - Nora Orlandi: Bill and Budd talk outside Budd's trailer.

"Ay Que Caray" - Marilu Esmeralda Aguiluz: The music played in the 'My Oh My' club as Budd enters.

"Dies Irae" - Nora Orlandi: Budd returns home from the strip club at night, looks to the sky and laughs.

"A Satisfied Mind" - Johnny Cash: The song from Budd's record player; the Bride hides underneath his trailer.

"Outside The Trailer" - Robert Rodriguez: Budd stops the song and looks out of the window because of a noise.

"A Bride Revealed" - Robert Rodriguez: The Bride unsheathes her sword and removes her ninja hood.

"Theme From 'A Fistful of Dollars'" - Ennio Morricone: Budd exits his trailer after shooting the Bride, then disarms her.

"Calling The Hateful Bitch" - Robert Rodriguez: Budd phones Elle.

"Can't Hardly Stand It" - Charlie Feathers: At night, the Bride wakes up, tied up, in the back of a a pickup truck.

"Il Mercenario (ripresa)" - Ennio Morricone: Budd nails the Bride's coffin shut.

"White Lotus Mountain" - Robert Rodriguez: The Bride climbs the stairs of the Temple and finds Pai Mei.

"Three Tough Guys" - Isaac Hayes: Pai Mei tests the Bride's skills through battle.

"Invincible Pole Fighter" - Stephen Sing & So Chun Hou: The training of The Bride.

"L'Arena" - Ennio Morricone: The Bride uses Pai Mei's techniques to punch through her coffin and climb from her grave.

"The Chase" - Alan Reeves/Phil Steele/Philip Brigham: Elle driving towards Budd's trailer in her Trans-Am.

"Sunny Road To Salina" - Bernard Girard-Christophe: The Bride walking through the desert to Budd's trailer.

"Ironside (Excerpt)" - Quincy Jones: The Bride's eyes fall upon Elle and Budd. Vengeance theme.

"Budd Twang" - Robert Rodriguez: After having killed Budd, Elle puts the cash in her case.

"A Silhouette Of Doom" - Ennio Morricone: After Elle and The Bride's fight; Elle unsheathes a Hanzo sword, only to find that The Bride also has one; it is revealed that Elle killed Pai Mei; they charge; ends when The Bride plucks Elle's eye out.

"Tu Mira (Edit)" - Lole Y Manuel: The Bride drives through Mexico to Esteban Vihaio.

"Summertime Killer" - Luis Bacalov: The Bride enters Bill's hacienda, gun in hand. Ends when she sees B.B.

"About Her" - Malcolm McLaren: The Bride leaves B.B. her necklace on B.B.'s picture of her, tucks her in, and goes to see Bill.

"The Demise Of Barbara, And The Return Of Joe" - Ennio Morricone: Bill's emotional demise.

"Malagueña Salerosa" - Chingon: Cast credits.

"Goodnight Moon" - Shivaree: Black and white end credits.

"Urami Bushi" - Meiko Kaji: End credits for Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

"Black Mamba" - The RZA: End credits (for Vol.2 only).

This takes some work, but all of the above films all exist within the same movie universe. There are several links between all of the movies that can be made.

The best link is the character of Earl McGraw who appears in all of the movie's plots.

Earl McGraw dies at the start of From Dusk Till Dawn. So this would place From Dusk Till Dawn's events at the end of the timeline.

Then there is Jasper who is alive in the Death Proof segment of Grindhouse, but dies in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

There is also the link of El Wray from the Planet Terror segment of Grindhouse and the town the that Seth Gecko and Richard Gecko were heading to in From Dusk Till Dawn which was also called "El Wray".

Another link is Dr. Dakota Block who appears in both the Death Proof and Planet Terror segments of Grindhouse, and this is the best place to start. Dr. Dakota Block is also the daughter of Earl McGraw and sister of Edgar McGraw who also appears in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money.

I think that is most of the links made (there could be more) but from this you can start to piece together the chronology of the universe, so...

The events of Death Proof must happen before the events of Planet Terror. This can be assumed by the relationship between Dr. Dakota Block and Earl McGraw which is frayed in Death Proof and most of Planet Terror, but they do make up by the end of Planet Terror. Also the lack of "sickos" in Death Proof would suggest this is before Planet Terror. Plus Dr. Dakota Block leaves at the end of Planet Terror, but is back working in the hospital in Death Proof. There is also a mention "in memory of" over the radio of Jungle Julia from Death Proof in the events of Planet Terror.

So we have...

1, Death Proof

2, Planet Terror

Then we can move onto Jasper. As he is alive in Death Proof but dies in Kill Bill: Vol. 1. That would place the (current) events of Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 after the events of Death Proof.

So...

1, Death Proof

2, Planet Terror

3, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

4, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Then onto Earl McGraw who is alive in Death Proof, Planet Terror and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 but is killed in From Dusk Till Dawn.

Leading us to...

1, Death Proof

2, Planet Terror

3, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

4, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

5, From Dusk Till Dawn

But then you have to include From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money and From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter.

Edgar McGraw makes reference to the events and death of his father Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, which obviously sets this film after From Dusk Till Dawn. Then From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter is actually a prequel set in the 1800's therefore the earliest of the connections.

So finaly, chronologically the films go...

1, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

2, Death Proof

3, Planet Terror

4, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

5, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

6, From Dusk Till Dawn

7, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

But since the world technically ends after Planet Terror, none of this makes sense at all, just enjoy the movies folks.

Why did Elle kill Budd?

Elle was really peed with Budd for killing The Bride by burying her alive. Elle hated The Bride because she was Bill's favourite girl and she regret that The Bride died at the hands of Budd and felt that The Bride deserved to be killed by someone better. So, she put the black mamba in the bag of cash with the intention of killing Budd and pinning the blame on The Bride, although The Bride had been buried alive and was unaware The Bride escaped from her grave and was out to settle her score with Budd, not aware Elle was on her way to Budd's caravan to take The Bride's sword for her own and to murder Budd.

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