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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.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary (stories) | 1 more credit »
Popularity
77 ( 25)
Top Rated Movies #8 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 69 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

From the creators of 'True Romance' & 'Reservoir Dogs' 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

Samuel L. Jackson previously auditioned for Reservoir Dogs (1992). From this point forward, with the exception of Death Proof (2007), he has been involved in all of Quentin Tarantino's films in some capacity. See more »

Goofs

(at around 56 mins) When Vincent Vega drives up to the house with Mia Wallace and crashes, tire tracks are visible in the grass where the original car continued through out of shot so when the camera tracks around it shows only the placed car. 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 timeslot. 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. A detailed comparison of the uncut version and the Nine Network version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvcto3CWTU0&t See more »


Soundtracks

Waitin' In School
Written by Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette
Performed by Gary Shorelle
Produced by Joseph Vitarelli and Nicholas Viterelli (as Nick Viterelli)
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SMOKIN CIGARETTES AND WATCHING CAPTAIN KANGAROO
11 February 2020 | by waynegavin1See all my reviews

A groundbreaking movie from QT that intertwines several stories,a couple of BONNIE and CLYDE type criminals kick of this ROLLER COASTER ride with a spontaneous madcap robbery,a couple of gangsters go to retrieve a suitcase for their boss with dire consequence and an ageing boxer has an early retirement bout arranged in his favor,each story unfolds in ultra violent fashion with characters crossing paths through a criminal and corrupt network,dialogue between each unique individual is world class as the balance between humor and terror is achieved beautifully.an all star cast featuring some of QTs favorites put in memorable performances here and JOHN TRAVOLTA reinvents himself and plays VINCENT flawlessly.written and directed by QT this is one of the best crime movies ever made and caps off a crime trilogy from QT in only the space of 3 years - RESERVOIR DOGS 1992 - TRUE ROMANCE 1993 and now PULP FICTION 1994 - truly amazing..........


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Official Sites:

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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:

$214,195,434
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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