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.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary (stories) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino wrote the character of Winston "The Wolf" Wolfe specifically for Harvey Keitel. See more »

Goofs

(at around 34 mins) Mia's bangs change while she's talking to Ed Sullivan at Jack Rabbit Slim's. There are less of them when she first talks to him. When the camera looks at her again, her bangs are full. See more »

Quotes

[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

Emil Sitka . . . "Hold Hands, You Love Birds!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian free to air version when first aired in 1997 on Channel 7 was heavily edited in order to obtain an M rating for an 8:30pm time slot. All f words are edited or muted, and scenes of violence and drug use was also trimmed. Later versions of Pulp Fiction when aired on the Nine Network and SBS have been more lenient, with the Nine Network broadcasting Pulp Fiction at 9:00pm or later with an MA15+ classification, and SBS recently also broadcasting Pulp Fiction with a MA15+ classification. See more »


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Jungle Boogie
Written by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Donald Boyce, Richard Westfield, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), and Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of Polygram Special Markets
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My Favourite Movie
6 November 2020 | by jaaanmerzSee all my reviews

Pulp Fiction is the most original, rule breaking film I have ever seen. Instead of following the widely used 3 act structure, Pulp Fiction makes up its own and while the 3 stories may seem completely disconnected at first, once you look closely you can find the underlying themes that they all share. Anyone who says that the movie lacks focus or has no meaning hasn't analysed enough. I highly recommend this film since it is number one on my list of my favourite movies of all time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Mask See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,311,882, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:

$107,928,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,928,762
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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