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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.


Quentin Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary (stories) | 1 more credit »
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Top Rated Movies #8 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 69 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Pumpkin
Amanda Plummer ... Honey Bunny
Laura Lovelace ... Waitress
John Travolta ... Vincent Vega
Samuel L. Jackson ... Jules Winnfield
Phil LaMarr ... Marvin
Frank Whaley ... Brett
Burr Steers ... Roger
Bruce Willis ... Butch Coolidge
Ving Rhames ... Marsellus Wallace
Paul Calderon ... Paul
Bronagh Gallagher ... Trudi
Rosanna Arquette ... Jody
Eric Stoltz ... Lance
Uma Thurman ... Mia Wallace


Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. Written by Soumitra

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character. See more »


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Vincent calls Lance on his cell phone, Lance is eating a bowl of Fruit Brute, a cereal from the older monster cereal family. Fruit Brute (which, along with Yummy Mummy, Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula, made up the monster cereals) was later discontinued, along with "Yummy Mummy". Quentin Tarantino has held onto a box, and drops it into scenes from time to time. It appeared in Reservoir Dogs (1992) as well. See more »


(at around 2h 10 mins) When Jules and Vincent are in the Hawthorne Grill diner at the end of the movie, the ice in their water glasses changes. At one point, it's completely melted. Seconds later, ice reappears in the glasses. See more »


[first lines]
Pumpkin: Forget it. Too risky. I'm through doing that shit.
Yolanda: You always say that. That same thing every time, "I'm through, never again, too dangerous".
Pumpkin: I know that's what I always say. I'm always right, too.
Yolanda: But you forget about it in a day or two.
Pumpkin: Yeah, well the days of me forgetting are over, and the days of me remembering have just begun.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the music changes as if it were on the radio just as the credit for "Music Supervisor" appears on the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

Italian DVD version is a slightly cut television version that omits some footage showing Marcellus Wallace being sodomized by Zed. See more »


Spoofed in Antz (1998) See more »


Flowers On The Wall
Written by Lew DeWitt (as Lewis DeWitt)
Performed by The Statler Brothers
Courtesy of Mercury/Nashville
By Arrangement With Polygram Special Markets
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The most rewatchable movie of all time
10 April 2020 | by gautammayyaSee all my reviews

Possibly the most influential movie made in history since the first movie ever made .Even after 25 years and a countless number of copy cats this movie absolutely holds up and feels fresh. As many of you would know this movie is sort of like a tribute to the pulp stories written back in the 40s and 50s which have punchy and witty dialogue and over the top violence. The random chit chat between characters regarding obscure things might feel a waste of time as it doesn't move the plot. But Tarantino is a genius and he believes in character development more than plot development so these chats actually humanizes the characters a lot and makes them relatable and memorable(The absolute converse of Nolan). This movie is just a collection of wonderful scenes back to back from start to finish.. The movie is a must watch just for the awesome screenplay alone. To top it off all the actors arguably give their career best performance(think about it ,it is true) . And the ability of Tarantino to just create a really tense or ridiculous situation out of nowhere(like the psycho tribute scene with marsellus and butch which is so unexpected or that adrenaline shot scene) is just awesome and keeps you on the edge of your seats .

So if you want an entertaining but clever movie this is the one you are looking for . It is funny, filled with some of the best dialogues ever ,superbly acted, great soundtracks(I just wanna see Tarantino's ipod , boy does he have great taste) and is just a spectacular experience.

Spoilers ahead(duh): For those of you who say the characters are hollow I suggest you to revisit the gold watch sequence. Walken's Capt Koons tells a story to young butch about how Butch's grandpa requested an enemy soldier to return his watch to his family and the soldier agreed. Similarly Butch could have left Marsellus but the legacy of his watch made him save him which I believe was a nice touch. And how Jules(one of my characters of all time) undergoes a change is also a noteworthy counter argument to the above mentioned criticism.

Sorry for the huge review..

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Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Mask See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,311,882, 16 October 1994

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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