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.


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8 December 2004 | cooplander
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| The Movie that redefined a genre
Viewers are taken on a ride through three different stories that entertwine together around the world of Marcellus Wallace. Quentin Tarantino proves that he is the master of witty dialogue and a fast plot that doesn't allow the viewer a moment of boredom or rest. From the story of two hit-man on a job, to a fixed boxing match to a date between a hit-man and the wife of a mob boss. There was definitely a lot of care into the writing of the script, as everything no matter the order it is in, fits with the story. Many mysteries have been left such as what is inside of the briefcase and why Marcellus Wallace has a band-aid on the back of his neck, which may be connected. The movie redefined the action genre and reinvigorated the careers of both John Travolta and Bruce Willis. This movie is required viewing for any fan of film.

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Trivia

Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace. Quentin Tarantino was so desperate to have her as Mia, he ended up reading her the script over the phone, finally convincing her to take on the role.


Quotes

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 ...


Goofs

(at around 53 mins) When Mia finds the bag of heroin in Vincent's coat, she states, "Hello." A second dubbed "hello" can clearly be heard under the first, possibly due to original dialogue not after an ADR take was added.


Crazy Credits

The opening credits end with Produced by Lawrence Bender. Usually movies end opening credits with the Director's credit, however Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino starts the end credits.


Alternate Versions

The network television version makes the following alterations:

  • Dubbed dialogue in Pumpkin and Honey Bunny's opening conversation
  • Omission of the entire scene after Vincent and Jules get off the elevator talking about foot massages
  • Omission of a part of the drug transaction scene starting with Vincent's discussion of how his car was keyed
  • Omission of the "shooting-up" sequence
  • The audio of Uma Thurman snorting cocaine as "Son of a Preacher Man" plays is absent
  • Inclusion of the "Mia Wallace" interview scene
  • Omission of the scene where Vincent finds Mia in her overdosed condition
  • Omission of the "oral pleasure" scene
  • When Butch opens the door to reveal the sodomy of Marsellus, an image of Maynard has been superimposed to prevent from seeing Zed's actual thrusting
  • Omission of the entire scene where Jules and Vincent argue after blowing Marvin's head off (both in the car and in Jimmy's bathroom)
  • Omission of the entire scene of Jules and Vincent cleaning up the back of the car
  • Among the list of words cut out: all variations of "fuck", "shit", "God damn", and "nigger". The use of the word "bitch" is permitted in some cases ("Does he look like a bitch?") but not in others ("Tell that bitch ['babe' in the TV version] to be cool!")


Soundtracks

Bustin' Surfboards
Written by Gerald Sanders, Jesse Sanders, Norman Sander and Leonard Delaney
Performed by
The Tornadoes
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records

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Crime | Drama

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