Pulp Fiction

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.

Jazetopher

94, no DVD.

Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slims the red ketchup bottle on the diner table moves about five times between different shots. Sometimes it's behind Mia's milkshake, sometimes it's out on the table, right beside Mia. (00:41:25 - 00:44:45)

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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: 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: 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: 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)

Mortug

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)

Mortug

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)

ryguy_1983

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: In both diner scenes (beginning and end of the film), Pumpkin is heard saying, "Garcon, coffee!" and later, "Everybody be cool, this is a robbery!" In the first scene, the time elapsed is about 1:53, while in the last scene the time elapsed is about 1:00.

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Suggested correction: The amount of time is smaller in the second scene only due to the editing, when the editor simply cut out the minute when Jules was sitting alone and absolutely nothing happened. It would be so strange, if we had to look at him this whole minute with a single purpose of the director to keep the length of the scene perfectly same as it was in the beginning. By this logic you should complain, why movie wasn't several days long, because that was the amount of time passed in the scenario. We could watch heroes sleep 8 hours straight, for example.

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)

ryguy_1983

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)

Mortug

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: After giving Jules a beer, Paul looks over at Vincent to say he heard about the date with Mia. Vincent's right hand is at rest on the bar, but between shots his hand jumps to a different position, over his mouth. (00:24:50)

ryguy_1983

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: 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: Ezekiel 25:17. 'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyrannies of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness. For he is truly his brothers' keeper and finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.' Now I've been saying that shit for years, and if you've ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never gave much thought to what it meant, I just thought it was a cold blooded thing to say to a mother fucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this morning that made me think twice. Now I'm thinking it could mean you're the evil man, and I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here is the shepherd, protecting my righteous ass. Or maybe it means that you're the righteous man, and I'm the shepherd, and it's the world that's evil and selfish. Now I'd like that, but you see that shit ain't the truth. The truth is, YOU'RE the weak, and I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd.

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Trivia: In Reservoir Dogs, Nice Guy Eddie arranges for Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) to be treated by a nurse he knows named Bonnie. In Pulp Fiction, Jimmy's wife is a nurse named Bonnie.

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