Quentin Tarantino originally intended to only have Pai Mei's lips speaking Cantonese, while his voice would be in English, imitating a bad dub job. Tarantino was going to provide the voice himself. In the end, Tarantino abandoned this idea, and Pai Mei (Chia-Hui Liu) speaks in his own voice.
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In 2018, Uma Thurman posted footage online of a car accident that occurred in 2002 while filming this movie. At the time, Thurman had voiced her reservations about filming a scene while driving a car over a straight dirt road and had requested a stunt performer. However, since the scene was not considered to be a stunt and the stunt coordinator was not on-set that day, Quentin Tarantino persuaded her to shoot the scene herself. While driving the Karmann Ghia, there was an unexpected turn in the road causing Thurman to lose control of the car and crash it into a tree, leaving her with a concussion and damaged knees. She tried to obtain the footage as proof but Harvey Weinstein reportedly refused to release it unless she signed a document that would release the company from any liability. Years later, Tarantino finally gave her the footage and helped her come forward in the wake of multiple sexual assault charges against Weinstein (with Thurman also claiming to be one of his victims). Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino admitted that the incident had caused a breach in trust which affected their working relationship for several years, but they reconciled afterwards and remain on good terms ever since.
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Uma Thurman and Daryl Hannah did not get along with each other, and reportedly instructed hotel and cinema staff to ensure that they were kept separate from each other during the press tour for Volume 1. They were again at odds at the film's screening at the Cannes Film Festival and ordered separate areas to be created at the after-show party so they wouldn't clash. When the two women won "Best Fight" at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, only Daryl attended. Uma's absence was conspicuous, considering she had gone the previous year to collect the award for her fight with Chiaki Kuriyama in Volume 1.
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Robert Rodriguez scored this movie for one dollar. Quentin Tarantino said he would repay him by directing a segment of Rodriguez's project Sin City (2005) for one dollar.
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The brothel segment where the Bride meets with Esteban Vallejo (Michael Parks) was the last scene of the movie to be shot. It was filmed at a Mexican brothel and all of the female extras were prostitutes that worked there.
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Pai Mei's three-inch punch is a reference to Bruce Lee's three-inch knock-out punch.
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After the end credits, there is an alternate take of The Bride ripping out one of the Crazy 88's eyes.
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In Reservoir Dogs (1992), Michael Madsen's character attempts to kill a cop by dousing him with a can of gasoline, intending to burn him alive. In this movie, the same gas canister can be seen in Budd's (Michael Madsen's) trailer as The Bride attempts to enter.
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The film is a departure from most of Quentin Tarantino's films in that several real-life products and brand names appear in the movie. Tarantino usually makes an effort to avoid product placement in his films.
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The story Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks) tells about Bill (David Carradine) in the movie theater sucking his thumb is a story Kurt Russell told Quentin Tarantino. Kurt did the same thing at a drive-in theater when he was a boy when he saw Marilyn Monroe on screen.
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Ricardo Montalban was cast to play Esteban. Unable to make an early read-through of the script, his lines were read by Michael Parks who impressed Tarantino so much that he re-cast Parks instead.
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Quentin Tarantino has the "Pussy Wagon" parked in the driveway of his house.
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Quentin Tarantino is a big fan of animator Bill Plympton, and named the groom Tommy Plympton after him.
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This movie reveals that three of the six members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad are not named after any species of Viper. Bill is Snake Charmer, the Black Mamba is of the Elapidae family, and the California Mountain King Snake is a completely non-venomous constrictor. The California Mountain King Snake is famous for its ability to eat other snakes, particularly rattlesnakes like the Sidewinder (Budd's cryptonym).
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Pai Mei is based on Pak Mei, the originator of the "White Eyebrow" kung fu technique. According to legend, Pak Mei was one of the few Masters left following the decimation of the Buddhist temples. He later sold out other Masters to save his team and himself during an attack that they had mounted that subsequently went wrong. For this reason, Pak Mei Kung Fu has always been known as the "forbidden technique", and Pak Mei has been a villainous figure in Chinese folklore and film, for hundreds of years.
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The club owner hated Budd's hat, because writer and director Quentin Tarantino didn't like it when Michael Madsen appeared on the set wearing it. He tried to talk Michael out of it, but that didn't help. So Quentin got back with a little change in the script the next day, and Michael Madsen had to follow it.
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Pai Mei punches through a wooden plank, leaving a round hole as opposed to regular wood splinters. This may be a reference to several martial arts Masters, among them Masusatsu Oyama, founder of the Kyokushin school of karate in martial arts folklore, who is said to have punched such a hole in an oak door to grab the wrist of a burglar trying to enter his house.
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The Bride no longer has the "Pussy Wagon" in this movie. The original script included the character of Yuki Yubari, Gogo's sister. In it, Yuki had destroyed the truck soon after the killing of Vernita Green.
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The chapter "Yuki's Revenge" was cut from filming to accommodate a new chapter, "Massacre at Two Pines" that details the attack on The Bride. An outline of the chapter was to have Yuki Yubari, Gogo's sister, seek vengeance on The Bride for killing her sister. Yuki was to be played by Ko Shibasaki, who co-starred with Chiaki Kuriyama (who played Gogo in Vol.1) in Battle Royale (2000).
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At the film's first test screening in Austin, Texas, the audience gave the film a five minute standing ovation. The reaction was so overwhelming that Harvey Weinstein did not have the research firm conducting the screening pass out response cards.
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Michael Jai White filmed several scenes in this movie with David Carradine, but these were cut from the final film due to pacing concerns. A lengthy confrontation between the two is the only deleted scene on the Vol. 2 DVD.
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When the first grade teacher (Venessia Valentino) takes roll call, she calls out one real-life name: Marty Kitrosser. Martin Kitrosser has served as script supervisor on all of Tarantino's films.
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Upon capturing The Bride (Uma Thurman), Budd (Michael Madsen) utters the line "I just caught me the cowgirl ain't never been caught." This is a reference to The Driver (1978), in which Bruce Dern said, "I'm gonna catch the cowboy that's never been caught."
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According to The Kill Bill Diary written by David Carradine, the movie that The Bride and her daughter would watch was originally going to be Disney's The Aristocats (1970). When Disney wouldn't allow it, Quentin decided to have them watch an episode of the cartoon Samurai Jack (2001). However, the film heard in the final cut is Shogun Assassin (1980).
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Bill's speech about Superman was in part inspired by "The Great Comic Book Heroes", a book by Jules Feiffer.
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Choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen was originally set to play Pai Mei, but could not fit it in with his choreography, so Quentin Tarantino considered playing it himself for a little while, before picking Chia-Hui Liu for the part.
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Also changed from the original script, the story of Pai Mei is no longer told in a Jeep on the way to the cruel master's temple. Rather, it is now unfolded in front of a campfire somewhere in the Chinese countryside the night before Bill and The Bride arrive. With the aid of a flute (one of the silent flutes from Circle of Iron (1978)), Bill tells the tale of Pai Mei in a "Peter and The Wolf" type fashion.
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From script to film, the Ten-Point Palm exploding heart technique is changed to the Five-Point Palm exploding heart technique.
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For this movie, writer and director Quentin Tarantino wanted to change the genre. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) was kung fu, and this movie is a western.
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DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Quentin Tarantino): (cereal): Quentin Tarantino features old boxes of cereal in his movies. In the final scene, an old box of Lucky Charms is visible on the table in the hotel room.
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Although "Kill Bill" was meant to play as a whole movie, this movie is unofficially Quentin Tarantino's first sequel.
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Although Quentin Tarantino is known for never using real brands for products like cereals and cigarettes, the brand of the bread he uses to make the sandwich, during the "Emilio's killing story" scene, BIMBO, is a real and very popular brand of bread in the U.S. and Mexico.
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Originally, the Kill Bill films were planned as one epic four hour film.
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The film's entire first reel is presented in black and white.
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The Acuña Boys is a fictional gang in Rolling Thunder (1977). Quentin Tarantino has cited that movie as a favorite. The plot of Rolling Thunder (1977) involves five murderers, who kill the wife and son of a P.O.W., and how he embarks on a quest for revenge.
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Was the first Oscar DVD to arrive in Academy mailboxes in 2004. It received no Academy Award nominations.
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The fictional book that Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks) reads is "The Carrucans of Kurrajong" by Jasmine Yuen. Kurrajong is a town in Australia. Crew member Jasmine Yuen Carrucan is Australian. A character named Old Man Carrucan (played by Bruce Dern) appeared in Django Unchained (2012). The character Django is from the Carrucan plantation, referencing back to this movie and Jasmine Yuen Carrucan.
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The car seen behind Bill when he visits Budd at his trailer is a Mangusta, an Italian sports car put into limited production by De Tomaso. Later De Tomaso developed a related vehicle, the Pantera, which was sold through Lincoln-Mercury dealerships in the late 1960s. Because of its speed, agility, timing, and thick coat, the mangusta (Italian for mongoose) is the only animal capable of killing a cobra in a straight fight.
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Daryl Hannah provided her voice as narrator of a black mamba documentary produced in 2013 by Earth Touch USA, much in a similar fashion to Elle Driver reading aloud what she could find online about the same species.
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Bill's truth serum, "The Undisputed Truth", is the name of a 1970s soul group.
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Early posters for this movie proclaimed it as "The Fifth Film by Quentin Tarantino". Subsequent posters have not used that blurb, while the film simply says "a film by QUENTIN TARANTINO". Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) says "The 4th Film By Quentin Tarantino" at the beginning, and Volumes 1 and 2 are supposed to be considered one film. The fifth film by Quentin Tarantino was actually Death Proof (2007).
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Warren Beatty was considered for the role of Bill. Beatty declined the offer and recommended David Carradine for the role. Coincidentally, Beatty once dated Daryl Hannah.
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Julie Dreyfus suggested two popular pieces of music for the movie. The first one being "The Chase", where Elle drives to Budd's trailer, the second one being "The Sunny Road To Salina", where The Bride walks through the desert to Budd's trailer. Julie's father is a record producer, who owns the rights to the soundtrack of The Road to Salina (1970), from where the pieces of music come.
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DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Quentin Tarantino): (body view): Once Budd (Michael Madsen) is bitten by Elle's (Daryl Hannah's) Black Mamba, we see the camera through his eyes at Elle looking down at him.
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Like his character Bill, David Carradine was also a fan of collecting comic books.
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Michael Madsen played a role very similar to Budd for the "Kill Bill"-inspired music video for "Black Widow".
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ThFilm debut of Perla Haney-Jardine (B.B.). The same about Helen Kim.
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This marks the third time that writer and director Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson collaborated in a director and actor relationship.
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When The Bride first arrives at the hacienda where Bill is staying, she walks past several hotel clerks in the lobby, who are all out of focus. One of the clerks in the background is producer Lawrence Bender.
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"Beatrix" and "Bill" both start with the letter "B", hence the naming of their daughter "B.B." There are also other "B.B." references. For example, the opening song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Nancy Sinatra, also when Beatrix sees B.B. and Bill for the first time, B.B. points a toy water pistol and yells "Bang! Bang!"
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The movie poster in Budd's trailer is for the Charles Bronson classic Mr. Majestyk (1974). That movie title is also mentioned by Drexl in the Quentin Tarantino-scripted True Romance (1993).
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During Reservoir Dogs (1992), Mr. White says that "The gut is the most painful place for a man to be shot, other than the kneecap.", and in the confrontation in Bill's home. Bill threatens to shoot The Bride in the kneecap, where he "hears is the most painful place to be shot."
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The spit can that Budd (Michael Madsen) used was labelled "Oak Ridge Coffee". Oak Ridge is a town twenty-five miles from writer and director Quentin Tarantino's hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Quentin Tarantino has said in interviews that had Warren Beatty taken the part of Bill, the character would have been more of a suave, James Bond-type.
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In the scene in which The Bride and Bill meet on the porch of the church house, the street in the background is labelled "Aqua Caliente", which is a reference to For a Few Dollars More (1965). Aqua Caliente is the place where Indio (Gian Maria Volonté) and his gang duel with Manco (Clint Eastwood) and Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef).
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Daryl Hannah's character Elle Driver drives a 1980 Pontiac Trans-Am in the film. Hannah owns the Trans-Am that was used in promotional shots whereas Michael Madsen (Budd) got the working Trans-Am before she was able to.
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The woman playing Mrs. Harmony is stuntwoman Jeannie Epper, featured (along with Zoë Bell) in the documentary Double Dare (2004).
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In the documentary "A Man Can Do That", Quentin Tarantino notes that Budd in Kill Bill was a nod to director Budd Boetticher. Budd's sense of morals is certainly an homage to those of Randolph Scott's in Boetticher's "Ranown" films.
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As The Bride is walking under a very bright sun through the desert just before the trailer incident, the music played is "Sunny Road to Salina", composed and performed by French 1960s crooner Christophe. Later on, The Bride is told that Bill's hacienda is "on the road to Salina", a reference to the film, in which the aforementioned track was originally heard, The Road to Salina (1970).
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The turquoise car that The Bride drives in this movie is a Volkswagen Type 14 Karmann Ghia, named after its German and Italian designers. Judging from the design details, it appears to have been manufactured around 1970 by Volkswagen's Brazilian branch.
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Unlike every other Quentin Tarantino film (including Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)), this movie doesn't end with "written and directed by". Instead, Tarantino shows his own credit at the end of the main credits, but before the crew credits, for the various locations at which Kill Bill was filmed.
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The scene where Uma Thurman trains with Gordon Liu is located at the tomb site of Puyi's grand-father, The Last Emperor of China.
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In a review of the Paul Newman film Sometimes a Great Notion, Tarantino claimed he "shamelessly" ripped off the burial scene in Kill Bill from a Jack Smight TV Movie called The Longest Night.
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During Budd and Elle's scene in the mobile home, a box of Chicken Champ can be seen on the counter. This is the same brand of chicken Dwight Yoakam's character, Vaughn, asks for in Sling Blade (1996).
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35 (3-perf), "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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The gun that Bill used appears to be a Colt Single Action Army, or "Peacemaker", and had a bird's head grip (a modern innovation). It is chambered for .45 caliber as seen on the back of the bullet fired in the internal gun shot in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).
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Kill Bill had originally been planned as a four hour revenge epic, but writer and director Quentin Tarantino and producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein decided to split it into two films instead.
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Esteban Vihaio mentions to The Bride about following the "road to Salinas" to track down Bill. James Dean was driving on the road to Salinas on September 30, 1955 when another driver swerved onto the highway, resulting in the crash than ended Dean's life. However, Esteban actually said "Salina", not "Salinas", as in the aforementioned Road to Salina (1970).
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When Elle reveals to Beatrix that she killed Pei-Mei and as Beatrix is about to engage Elle in a sword fight, Beatrix says to Elle "You got no future". This is a nod to Red Sonja (1985) which in the movie Red Sonja (Brigitte Nielsen) says to Brytag (Pat Roach) "I know my future. You have none". In the movie, Red Sonja, a warrior seeks vengeance upon the evil masked Queen Gedren whom slew her family and allowed her warriors to rape her.
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Bill (David Carradine), just before the final showdown, is seen drinking "Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila Anejo".
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At one point in the film, while talking to The Bride, Bill is holding a Hanzo sword while a film plays in the background. In the film, the characters are about to get in a tustle. When Bill puts the Katana down, the BANG sound it makes matches with the visual of a character being punched in the film in the background.
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During the final encounter between Bill (David Carradine) and Beatrice (Uma Thurman), the two have a conversation where Bill shoots at Beatrice as she reaches for her Hanzo sword. Bill tells her not to do it again or else he'll shoot her in the kneecap, and he hears that's a painful place to get shot. In 'Reservoir Dogs' (1992), Quentin Tarantino's first film, Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) tells Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) that getting shot in the kneecap is one of the most painful places to get shot.
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The Score from A Fistful of Dollars (1964) can be heard when Budd shoots Beatrix. 20 years earlier, David Carradine had starred in The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) which had a similar plot to Yojimbo (1961) which A Fistful of Dollars was a remake of. In the film, David Carradine starred as a warrior-for-hire on a desert planet who gets caught up in a feud between two rival warlords, then takes advantage of the feud and an enslaved sorceress who convinces him to stand against the two warlords and defeat them.
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Bill makes a reference to Batman. Uma Thurman played Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin (1997), which starred George Clooney as Bruce Wayne.
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In the training scene with Pai Mei, Pai Mei exclusively speaks Cantonese with a mainland accent (as opposed to a Hong Kong accent). Beatryx speaks a mixture of Mandarin and Cantonese words. The character's words spoken in Mandarin are 'wo' meaning 'I' (47m32s, 53m29s), 'hen hao' meaning 'that well' (47m34s), 'bu' meaning 'no' (52m46s), and 'shue' meaning 'close' (53m30s.) The words spoken in Cantonese are 'haih' meaning 'yes' (48m48s, 52m18s, 52m19s, 52m40s, 52m51s) and 'sifu' meaning 'master' (53m30s).
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Bill uses a truth serum called "The Undisputed Truth' this is a reference to a '70s soul group of the same name. They're most famous song "Smiling Faces Sometimes" is about the deceptive nature of appearances.
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Ricardo Montalban, who Quentin Tarantino had originally wanted for the cameo of Esteban Vihaio was famous for playing Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek (1966) season one, episode twenty-two, "Space Seed" and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Khan (Montalban) set out to get his revenge on Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner), after Kirk exiled him to the planet Ceti Alpha V.
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This film was released the same year as another revenge film, The Punisher (2004). John Travolta, who starred in the movie as the film's main antagonist Howard Saint, starred opposite Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (1994).
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Though never revealed in the film, production photos revealed the license plate number on Bill's car to be "JE2336"
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At 14m 1s the is a crane shot that ends with a slight/slow oscillation. This hints that this was not a modern lightweight camera crane, but a more traditional crane that carried a lot more mass on the end (possibly camera crew). There was clearly no attempt to smooth this out 'in post'.
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Perla Haney-Jardine's debut.
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Quentin Tarantino: [Red Apple Cigarettes] The brand of cigarettes smoked in this film in American Spirits, as seen in close-ups by the eagle logo below the filter. However, a pack of Red Apples, Quentin Tarantino's signature brand of fake cigarettes, can clearly be seen on the table when The Bride meets with Esteban (Michael Parks).
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Quentin Tarantino: [long take] The "Massacre at Two Pines" ends in a single long take. The camera follows The Bride down the aisle away from Bill to the altar, then floats away from the altar, down the aisle, past Bill, and out the door to the awaiting members of the DiVAS. Once the squad enters the chapel, the camera cranes up off the ground where pandemonium inside can be heard until finally fading out.
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Daryl Hannah improvised the scene where Elle Driver's eye gets removed by Beatrix Kiddo and she goes "nuts". She did this because she thought it would make Quentin Tarantino laugh. He did, and that scene was in the final film. She sustained injuries from breaking so many things in the bathroom.
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In an interview, Quentin Tarantino stated that there will be a Kill Bill: Vol 3, but it wouldn't happen for a decade. He has also discussed the possibility of a spin-off centering around Vernita Green's (Vivica A. Fox's) daughter, Nikki (Ambrosia Kelley), who seeks vengeance upon The Bride. He has also hinted at a possible all anime backstory of the DiVAS.
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The boots Uma Thurman has on when she is buried alive are the same boots that Michael Madsen used in Reservoir Dogs (1992) when he cut off the police officer's ear. The same straight razor is also used.
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The climax of the film was originally written as a sword-fight on a moonlit beach between Beatrix (clad in her wedding dress) and Bill. When the production ran long, Harvey Weinstein insisted Quentin Tarantino cut the scene back. All that remains is Bill's brief reference to such a fight while Beatrix sits on his sofa, and the film's poster showing Beatrix in the dress holding her sword.
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Every villain killed on-screen, excluding the ones in the animé sequence, is killed by a female character. (The Bride: Vernita Green, Buck, Gogo, the Crazy 88s, O-Ren Ishii, Bill; Elle: Budd, Pai Mei; O-Ren Ishii: Boss Tanaka; Gogo: Tokyo Business Man)
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Although he's a famously skilled and prolific killer, the character of Bill is not shown killing anyone on-screen. The only person he wounds on-screen (Beatrix) survives.
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In Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), forty-one people are seen killed. In this film, only three are seen killed (Budd, Bill, and Pai Mei). Beatrix only kills Bill.
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Throughout both Vol 1 and 2, Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) and Budd (Michael Madsen) are the only fellow assassins that Beatrix Kiddo does not cite as having "unfinished business" with. Neither character was killed by her.
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It is a common fan theory that Samuel L. Jackson's character of Rufus, the piano playing drifter, was actually Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction (1994). At the end of Pulp Fiction (1994), Jules says he wants to "Become a drifter, and walk the Earth." In this movie, Rufus at one point says "I was a drifter..." while telling his story in the church. However, there is no proof to this theory because when Rufus says "I was a drifter", he also says "I was a Coaster, and I was a Temptation. If they came through Texas, I played with them", implying that he played back-up for the bands The Drifters, The Coasters, and The Temptations. Whether or not Rufus was actually Jules Winnfield telling tall tales, only Tarantino knows for sure.
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In an earlier draft of the script, Beatrix Kiddo doesn't remove Elle Driver's remaining eye. Instead, Elle was to be killed by having her throat slit. In the final film, Beatrix Kiddo leaves Elle Driver alive.
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During the end credits, the names of actors and actresses playing characters on The Bride's "Death List Five" list are crossed off, that is, those characters who die on-screen. In order, as per the "Death List Five", it is Lucy Liu (O-Ren Ishii), Vivica A. Fox (Vernita Green), and Michael Madsen (Budd). A question mark appears over Daryl Hannah (Elle) since it is technically unknown as to her condition, though being now completely blind, heavily bleeding from her (second) destroyed eye, and trapped in a trailer with an agitated Black Mamba in the middle of the desert, she has little to no hope of survival. David Carradine (Bill), who dies on-screen, has his name appear before the aforementioned cast members, yet his name is not crossed off.
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Despite The Bride's name being bleeped out in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and for two-thirds of this movie, her name is spoken or revealed on more than one occasion. When someone calls her Beatrix and it's bleeped, it is simply muffled and is still audible, and if you're good at reading lips, you may be able to figure it out. Also, Bill refers to The Bride as "Kiddo" in the flashback scenes. While this is both his pet name for her and a common term of endearment, it is also her last name.
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During the scene in which Bill shoots the bride with truth serum and then interrogates her, he calls her a "natural born killer" and also a "renegade killer bee". These reference projects of the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA), a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, wrote much of the original music for the two films.
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The scene in which Budd opens the case to reveal a black mamba that bites him in the face was inspired by, and borrowed from, Venom (1981), in which Susan George opens a crate containing a black mamba that bites her in the face.
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In the scene where Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) is being buried alive, the master shot has the pickup's headlights illuminating the graveyard. On the right of the screen, the exhumed body's gnarled hand casts a bunny-shaped shadow on its coffin.
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Despite The Bride having Hattori Hanzo crafted a sword specifically for her to exact revenge against Bill, she only uses it successfully once: against Cottonmouth and the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). All of The Bride's other targets were killed by other means.
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In the original script, the fight between Beatrix Kiddo and Elle Driver was supposed to resemble her fight with O-Ren Ishii. Quentin Tarantino revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he changed it the day after catching a showing of Jackass: The Movie (2002) at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.
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Before Chapter Six was changed from "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" to "Massacre at Two Pines", Samuel L. Jackson's wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson was supposed to play a character named L.F. O'Boyle, a casino owner who Bill personally dispatches after toying with her.
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Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks) explains to Beatrix that Bill became passionate about blonde women after seeing Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), when he saw with Vihaio when he was six years old. According to this, Bill may be as old as sixty-four during the events of the movie. In mid-century rural Mexico old movies were often shown in the cinemas, which means that he could have been six years old in the late 1950s. David Carradine was sixty-six at the time that Kill Bill Vol. 1 was filmed.
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During the scene toward the end of the film where Bill and Beatrix are talking in the living room, Bill refers to her as a "natural born killer". Quentin Tarantino wrote the original screenplay for Natural Born Killers (1994).
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In the scene where Uma Thurman is taking the pregnancy test, she consults a replica Rolex Daytona watch. You can tell it's not a genuine one because the markings on the face do not match an original.
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Daryl Hannah's out of control kicking and screaming on the floor is very similar to the last scene of her character Pris in Blade Runner (1982).
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In the scene where Bill (David Carradine) shoots Beatrix (Uma Thurman) in the kitchen, his putting the gun back in its holster is paying tribute to the series "Shane."
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