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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

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Top Rated Movies #7 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 54 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next 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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You won't know the facts until you've seen the fiction. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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

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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,243,233 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

$107,930,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Vincent Vega and Vic Vega (from Reservoir Dogs (1992)) are said to be brothers in Quentin Tarantino's exotic universe See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 50 mins) After Jules shoots Brett, he clearly empties his clip as the gun retracts. However, later as the scene continues, after the guy from the back fails to shoot Jules and Vincent, Jule's gun is loaded again as he fires back. 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

The coffee shop manager in the robbery scene at the end is credited as "Coffee Shop" because he is cut off as he speaks: "I am not a hero, I'm just a coffee shop--" See more »

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Referenced in Kuzz (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Misirlou
Written by Fred Wise, Milton Leeds, Bob Russell, and Nicholas Roubanis
Performed by Dick Dale (as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones)
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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The worst movie I've ever seen
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really find it difficult to believe this movie is rated highly by people. It's hands down the worst movie I've seen in my life (58 years). When my wife and I went to see it, soon after it came out, multiple people walked out of the theater saying either it was a terrible movie and/or it sickened them. Maybe all of us were just allergic to Tarantino's sick fascination with violence. The violence is just so gratuitous and casual as to make it seem like a bad video game. Outside of that, the overall movie has the feel of being viewed through the eyes of someone high on bad drugs. Please excuse my lack of specifics regarding the film, but I've fortunately blocked most of them from my memory. In any event, I worry about a society that thinks this is a good film, I really do.


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