Pulp Fiction

Continuity mistake: When Jules and Vincent are about to get hosed down, Jimmy's right arm is holding a pink towel on the right and a blue towel on the left. Jimmy hands Jules a soap bar with his left hand, but when the camera changes point of view, Jimmy's right arm is now handing off the soap and the towels seem to have vanished. In the next shot of Jimmy, the towels have reappeared on his arm but in opposite positions from where they were previously. (02:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Butch is choosing his weapon, he leaves a hammer on the counter, with half of the handle hanging loose off of it. When the angle changes, it has changed positions and now all is resting on the counter.

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Continuity mistake: When Winston begins talking about Monster Joe's Truck and Tow, Jules stops fixing his hair and then places both hands at his side. But all of a sudden he's seen fixing his hair again between shots. (02:11:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Mia is on the toilet at the restaurant she wears dark red lipstick, but when she comes back to the table she doesn't wear lipstick at all. (00:33:35)

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: When Lance is describing the different types of heroin to Vincent, he points to the first two baggies with his right hand, then begins to point to the third baggie with his left index finger. When the shot changes back to the baggies, we can see him pointing with his right hand again. (00:27:15)

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, Yolanda points her gun up and swings it around with one hand. In the next shot, she is holding it with both hands.

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Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slim's, when Buddy walks up to take the order, Vincent's right hand switches from resting on the vehicle to touching his face between shots. (00:36:40)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: When Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are talking in the coffee diner at the start of the film, the sugar pot and milk pot on the diner table both constantly move between different shots throughout the conversation. The leaflet at the edge of the diner table also moves about between consecutive shots. (00:00:45 - 00:02:50)

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Continuity mistake: While Mia and Vincent are eating at Jack Rabbit Slims, Mia's cigarette keeps changing hands. She holds a cigarette in her right hand, reaches into her pants for her cigarette packet, and takes one from the pack so now she is holding two. She then asks Vincent to roll her one of his, and when the camera cuts back to her she is only holding the cigarette packet. (00:35:35)

Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slim's, the cigarette in Mia's hand switches from right to left to right during the exchange about the $5 milkshake.

Continuity mistake: When the camera is focused on Marcellus and Butch tied up in the pawn shop's basement, Zed and Maynard walk past. Between shots, Maynard's shotgun changes hands. (01:38:45)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: Vincent crashes his car into Lance's house. The front appears to be wrecked (after the crash we do see a large steam cloud coming from the car's front end which would indicate a ruptured radiator, thus rendering the car not drivable), yet after the ordeal, Vincent drives Mia home, and the car is fine.

Continuity mistake: During the opening conversation, a waitress pours Yolanda another cup of coffee. Once her cup is full, Yolanda switches from looking at the waitress to facing Ringo between shots. (00:01:05)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: When Vincent and Jules are at Brett's apartment at the beginning of the movie, Jules takes the hamburger from Brett's table after he asks to taste it. The hamburger in the first shot simply contains cheese and ketchup, but when Jules bites it there is only a leaf of lettuce. Moreover, the hamburger appears first intact, but in the next shot it appears already bitten.

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Suggested correction: The cheese is there when he bites into it, and there is only a piece of lettuce sticking out on one side, a side you don't see when he picks it up. You also can't see if there already was a bite taken out from that angle. My guess is, it's the same burger, no reason for it to be otherwise. When it only "appears" intact, it doesn't mean it is.

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Continuity mistake: When Yolanda is standing on the counter during the robbery, she gets so upset while screaming at Jules that she has a big blob of spittle on the left side of her chin. We cut away and when we cut right back, the spittle blob is gone.

Continuity mistake: After being sprayed in the face with water while tied up in the basement, the next shot shows Butch and Marcellus Wallace having no water anywhere surrounding them on the ground.

Ultimate Warrior

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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Vincent: Jules, if you give that fuckin' nimrod fifteen hundred dollars, I'm gonna shoot him on general principles.

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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.

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