Pulp Fiction

Continuity mistake: When Butch is getting dressed in the motel room, Fabienne is sitting on bed telling him what she will order for breakfast. As she tells him, in a front shot of her, her right arm is down and her right hand is resting on her ankles. It then cuts to a behind shot of her and her head is now resting on her right hand. (01:20:45)

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Continuity mistake: Lance is sitting at home eating cereal and watching the end of a Three Stooges short, "Brideless Groom," on television. During the subsequent phone conversation between Lance and Vincent, we can hear the short's soundtrack continuing in the background. The soundtrack then abruptly changes to an earlier scene in the short (Christine McIntyre slapping Shemp around) and then to a different short altogether ("Sing a Song of Six Pants," with Harold Brauer talking about a safe combination).

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Suggested correction: "Brideless Groom, Sing a Song of Six Pants, and Disorder in the Court" are all 3 featured on the same single copy of a DVD release of The Three Stooges (I own it). Trudy, the one WITHOUT all the "stuff" in her face, is still seen in the same room watching the TV also. She very easily could have changed scenes with a single click of a remote, as the camera is not focused on her during the shots of Lance on the phone with Vince.

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Continuity mistake: After Butch crashes the car, he stumbles down the sidewalk with Marcellus staggering behind him. When the camera is directly behind Butch, cars are seen traveling down the street in the opposite direction. In the next shot, behind Marcellus and with Butch in the distance, the cars have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Vincent and Jules are in Brett's room where the three men are eating hamburgers for breakfast, when Jules shoots the one on the lounge, there is a definite sound and the guy sustains the gunshot but there is no muzzle flash or recoil on Jules' .45. (00:18:45)

Continuity mistake: When Mia gets injected with the adrenalin, she gets up screaming and Trudi gets up off the couch. When it cuts Trudi gets up off the couch again. (00:58:05)

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Continuity mistake: After returning from Jackrabbit Slims, Vincent goes to the toliet and Mia puts on some music, then sits on the couch. In one closeup of Mia, she takes a cigarette and puts it in her mouth, and you can see she isn't wearing Vincent's grey jacket. Then when it cuts to a wider shot of her lighting the cigarette, the jacket has appeared on her. (00:50:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the diner at the end of the movie, Vincent is cutting pancakes with the knife in his right hand, fork in the left. When he begins laughing at the "Arnold on Green Acres" comment, he puts his head down onto the back of his right hand which now has the fork, but he never switched utensils.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie in the coffee shop scene, we see Samuel L. Jackson holding up his wallet, waiting to deposit it into the bag, it is very apparent that there is no writing on this wallet, it is a fat, and barely able to stay folded, yet when Ringo is instructed to retrieve this wallet, the one he brings out is now the one that says "Bad Motherfu**er", it is very slim, and a darker brown.

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Suggested correction: It's very obvious, that wallet actually has writing on it, and it can be seen very good in the exact moment, when Jules is taking it out from the pocket. The wallet is the same, only stuffed better.

Continuity mistake: When Mia has just snorted some cocaine in Jack Rabbit Slims' bathroom, she is rubbing her nose and says 'I said God damn' and she has little or no lipstick on, the shot changes and she is still rubbing her nose but her lips have gotten considerably darker red. (00:33:35)

Continuity mistake: When Lance gives the adrenalin syringe to Vincent, Vincent is holding his hands on Mia's chest. When it cuts to a close-up on Mia Vincent's hands has suddenly disappeared. (00:57:25)

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Continuity mistake: After busting out from the restaurant's kitchen with four cooks, Ringo waves his gun towards the exit as Yolanda shouts, "Grandpa." But when the shot changes he's facing a different direction, threatening one of the cooks in a booth instead. (02:18:20)

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Continuity mistake: While scoping out his apartment, Butch walks into the kitchen for toaster pastries. In between shots, his right hand shifts from holding the cabinet door open to grabbing pastries, then back to holding the door again. (01:30:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Vincent is going to give Mia the adrenaline shot, Lance fills the syringe with the adrenaline. Yet after the syringe is handed to Vincent, it's obviously empty. (00:57:00)

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Suggested correction: The amount of adrenaline is actually not big, and it's obviously in the syringe, when it was handed to Vincent, half of an inch maybe, but it's there, and the syringe is not empty at all.

Continuity mistake: When Vince and Jules need to take off all their clothes in order to get clean, Jules takes his pants off twice. The first time he takes it off, he is saying, "Damn. This morning air is some chilly s***," and the next time, he takes off his shirt, then proceeds to start undoing his belt.

Continuity mistake: When Butch has just exited the store where he and Marsellus were being held, the "chopper" keys move from his left to right hand in the cuts. (01:44:53)

Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slim's when Vincent grabs the menu, he grabs it on the top right corner. When it cuts he holds it in the lower right corner instead. (00:35:20)

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Continuity mistake: When we see Butch's arms taking the sword down from above the door in the store, the handle of the sword is on the right. But in the next shot, we see that the handle is on the left side.

Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slim's, when Mia gets her milkshake, she plays with her straw. Between shots she goes from holding the straw with her right hand to her left hand. (00:38:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Winston Wolfe and Raquel are getting in his car to leave Monster Joe's, there is a flatbed truck and a sedan parked behind a yellow beetle across the street. In the next shot as they are speeding off, the flatbed and sedan have somehow changed into a pickup truck and a van. (02:07:30)

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the apartment with Brett, Vincent closes the briefcase and leaves it on the kitchen counter. He continues to smoke until it's almost time to shoot Brett. They shoot Brett and the scene fades out to be continued later. Later we see that after shooting Brett, Vincent is focused on Marvin still in the corner having a panic attack. Jules tells Marvin to knock it off and the man comes out of the bathroom. Jules and Vincent shoot him, then Vincent chides Marvin for not telling them there was someone in the bathroom. Vincent only has his gun in his hand, no briefcase. Jules and Vincent argue about 'the miracle' and they leave. Marvin never leaves the corner until Jules tells him 'let's go'. Nobody has the briefcase. (00:18:10 - 01:53:30)

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Jules Winnfield: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
Brett: What?
Jules Winnfield: What country you from?
Brett: What?
Jules Winnfield: What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
Brett: What?
Jules Winnfield: ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?
Brett: Yes.
Jules Winnfield: Then you know what I'm saying.
Brett: Yes.
Jules Winnfield: Describe what Marcellus Wallace looks like.
Brett: What, I-?
Jules Winnfield: [pointing his gun.] Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker. Say what one more goddamn time.
Brett: He's b-b-black.
Jules Winnfield: Go on.
Brett: He's bald.
Jules Winnfield: Does he look like a bitch?
Brett: What?
[Jules shoots Brett in shoulder.]
Jules Winnfield: DOES HE LOOK LIKE A BITCH?
Brett: No.
Jules Winnfield: Then why you try to fuck him like a bitch, Brett?
Brett: I didn't.
Jules Winnfield: Yes you did. Yes you did, Brett. You tried to fuck him. And Marcellus Wallace don't like to be fuuced by anybody, except Mrs. Wallace.

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Question: What exactly does the title of this film mean? Is there even an answer to that?

Sir William

Chosen answer: It is a reference to a class of fast-paced, sensationalistic, and frequently exploitive stories published in cheap magazines from the 1920's through the 1950's. They were called 'pulp' because of the cheap quality of the paper they were printed on, as opposed to the 'slicks' which were more like full-color magazines of today.

Rooster of Doom

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