Pulp Fiction

Corrected entry: Jules and Vincent go to get the briefcase and kill three men in the process. When they leave the apartment, however, neither one of them is carrying the briefcase.

Correction: Marvin leaves and gets in the car with them, it's very possible that he was carrying the briefcase.

Corrected entry: If Butch is so concerned about not leaving his fingerprints on the Uzi after he killed Vincent, why did he only wipe one side of the gun?

Correction: Butch's "mistake" was actually intentional; The director felt this was a good way to show Butch's stupidity even further, and cause the audience to believe he would soon be in more trouble, which he will be.

Corrected entry: After Vincent shoots Marvin "in the face" at point blank range in Jules' car, they go to Jimmy's house for clean-up where the Wolf says "you have a body, minus a head, in a car." Yet when they throw garbage bags into Jules' trunk you see the corpse with an intact head and face.

Correction: Ultimately, the only one that's wrong here is Mr. Wolf, and he was most likely just misinformed. When he says "minus a head" he hasn't yet seen the body, he's just going on what he's been told.

Corrected entry: Just before Vincent shoots Marvin in the face, he talks about how is was watching the tv show Cops. But earlier in the film, when Jules was explaining how tv shows are made, Vincent stated that he doesn't watch tv.

Correction: He doesn't say he NEVER watches tv. He probably watches it once in awhile.

Corrected entry: When Samuel L. Jackson is talking with Tim Roth (who is holding a gun on Jackson) at the restaurant we see a closeup under the table of Jackson taking out his 9mm gun with his right hand. But moments later he takes the briefcase with the same right hand and places it on the table between them. Then seconds later Jackson pulls Roth's gun arm down with his left hand and toward him, pinning it for a moment - while at the same time Jackson suddenly pulls out from under the table *his* 9mm gun. Does he have three arms like the alien from Venus in the famous "Twilight Zone" diner episode? If he had placed it down on the seat to his right, wouldn't HoneyBunny standing over them a few feet away have seen it? If it was on the floor, he didn't reach down nearly enough to retrieve it. If it were in his shorts (as he placed it while walking out of the diner with Travolta a few minutes later) he would have had to reach down while sitting, pull it up and out and by that time, Roth and/or Honeybunny would have had three bullets in his head. It was an obvious director's sleight-of-hand, so to speak - a cheat that didn't make visual/time sense in order to surprise the audience - along with Tim Roth.

Correction: Why can't Jules simply have the pistol balanced on his right knee, or even pressed up against the bottom of the table with said knee? This action is never shown but that doesn't make it a mistake. Yolanda was on the other side of the cafe and Ringo would've never noticed unless he had dropped to his knees to look and even then it's unlikely because Jules' other (left) knee is in the way. This freed up his hands to appear empty, give the wallet up, etc. When Ringo is momentarily distracted by the briefcase, Jules simply grabs the gun off his knee while pulling him forward with the other arm. If you watch the scene, this explanation works and actually was a smart thing to do on the part of the character. But a mistake it is not.

Corrected entry: In the very first scene with hunny-bunny and pumpkin when they decide to rob the restaurant, hunny-bunny says "Any of you f**king pricks move and I'll execute every motherf**king last one of you." However, at the end of the movie with Vincent and Jules, when the scene is repeated she says "Any of you f**king pricks move and I'll execute every one of you motherf**kers." Also in the second scene it takes a few seconds longer for her to take out a gun out of her purse.

Correction: As someone said when correcting this exact mistake earlier, the reason for that is deliberate, because the scenes are from two different perspectives, and someone can remember the way it happened differently.

Timothy Conard

Corrected entry: When Butch stabs that fat guy in the pawn shop, Zed stands up real fast and starts to go for his gun. When Marcellus shoots him, we see him grabbing his crotch, and can see that his pants are not even unzipped. How could he have time to zip his pants up?

Correction: Zed's pants are unzipped when he's laying on the ground. It's just difficult to notice since he's covering them with his hands.

Corrected entry: The sign advertising Butch's fight reads, "Coolidge vs. Wilson" and, beneath, "Clash of the Titans". Coolidge and Wilson were formerly opposing candidates in the U.S. presidential race and the slogan was applied to their contest.

Correction: Wilson and Coolidge never ran against each other and no presidential election was ever known as the "Clash of the Titans".

Corrected entry: When Bruce Willis shoots John Travolta John falls back and lands in the bathroom and the door closes. When Bruce goes to open the door we see him put his hand on the blood spot and start pushing the door open, but when we see the door opening from the inside his hand is much lower on the door and below the blood spot.


Correction: The shot that shows him when the door opens, his hand is at the same height as the shot before. In the second shot however his hand moves quickly away from the door, giving the impression that it was lower than in the shot before.

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Corrected entry: Scene when Esmerelda is driving Butch in the Cab: Butch asks for one of her cigarettes, and she complies giving him a smoke and a light with a match. When she lights his cig with the match the flame on the match is still burning. But, when the camera shot changes, to a close-up of Esmerelda lighting the cigarette, Esmerelda's match has gone out, without her shaking the match out, or anyone blowing the match out. How did the match go out? (01:12:20)

Correction: Butch exhales the smoke from his first drag and blows the match out. This is clearer in the uncut version of the scene included in the DVD extras.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce Willis shoots John Travolta, we can see the impact of bullets that hit Travolta on his body between his waist and neck. However, in the next shot when Travolta is in the bathtub, he is only bleeding from around his belly button and the impacts around his chest are gone.

Correction: Travolta gets one or two bullets next to his chest. In the bathtub you can see a few blood stains above his belly next to the left of his tie. The jacket he is wearing makes it harder to see if any of the bullets that shot him on the sides of his chest.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Butch is inside the car on the way to/from his flat, first he turns his head to the left showing his sunglasses, next shot, the glasses are gone.

Correction: At no time in this scene does he have sunglasses on.

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Corrected entry: At the start of the film, when Jules and Vincent are in the apartment, Jules takes a bite out of a burger. For some reason, the burger gets a close up, and you can see it is untouched. When we see Jules take a bite, the burger is already half eaten.

Correction: Jules takes a bite from the side that the student HADN'T taken a bite out of. The close up is of the untouched side that Jules is now eating. When the camera reverts back to the normal view, it is the side of the burger that the student had been eating previously that is now visible.

Corrected entry: When Jules is talking to "Ringo", he says that "Mr. 9mm here" could be the shepherd in relation to his Ezekiel quote, but the gun he's holding is a .45; even Quentin Tarantino points this out.

Correction: No..Vincent has an Auto Ordnance .45...Jules is toting a Star Modelo B..which are only available in 9mm...it is a gun based on the Colt 1911 .45 ACP..but it is a 9mm Spanish Army issue.

Corrected entry: According to the book, the briefcase in Pulp Fiction was the soul of the character with a Band-Aid on his neck, which explains why there's so much emphasis on the Band-Aid; that's where his soul was taken out. It also explains why John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson did not get shot, and why the briefcase glows when someone opens it and how everyone is amazed when they see what's inside.

Correction: Not true. For an explanation, go to http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/pulp.htm

Corrected entry: When Vincent goes to pick up Mia for their date, he enters the home. Mia, who's watching him on closed-circuit TV, tells him over the P.A. system that she's on the intercom. Vincent asks where is the intercom. Mia tells him it's on the wall. Now, there's no indication of how Mia can hear Vincent's question. So unless Mia can read lips, how could she know what he was saying and respond accordingly? (00:32:25)

Correction: Mia might not have been able to hear Vincent, but the fact that he was looking around, confused, would quite easily convey the meaning behind his words anyway.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: The adrenaline injection scene is loaded with factual errors. First, a nurse's textbook would never contain information about intracardiac epinephrine injections (no nurse would ever perform such a procedure). Second, the instruction to pierce the breast plate in order to hit the heart is erroneous as no needle is strong enough to pierce solid bone. Finally intracardiac injections are only done when the chest has been opened, never through the chest wall (due to the risk of lacerating a coronary artery and causing a fatal heart attack).

Correction: All of these mistakes can be explained because Eric Stoltz could not find the little black medical book, so he had no idea what he was doing. He was winging it, and got lucky. As for the needle going through the breast plate, it is possible the needle went between 2 ribs, missing bone.

Corrected entry: During the Bonnie Situation when Jimmy of Teluca Lake is talking about when his wife will be home, an hour and a half or 9:00, if you add an hour and a half to the time on the clock behind him it does not equal 9:00.

Correction: Tarentino never says that she will be home at 9AM. At 8:15AM he says that she will be home in approximately an hour and a half. When Keitel arrives, he says that she will be home at 9:30, which now gives them 40 min. to correct the situation.

Corrected entry: At the beginning, Amanda Plummer's character screams that she's gonna kill "every last mother fu*kin' one of you." In the last scene it's changed to "every last one of you motherfu*kers!"

Correction: In the DVD version of the film, Quentin Tarentino explains on his audio commentary asks us not to count this as a mistake - the dialogue is deliberately different in both scenes to show the different perspectives of the scene by the Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth pair compared to those of Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta.

Corrected entry: At Monster Joe's, the Wolf offers Vincent and Jules a ride in his Acura NSX. One problem, the NSX is a two seater. Where were they going to sit?

Correction: The Wolf was not making a serious offer. He was already planning to take Raquel to breakfast and his one seat would have been filled by her. Also, during his time with them, the Wolf made comments towards Jules and Vincent that could be construed as teasing knowing that they couldn't do a thing about it because of the situation. It's possible that he already had the cab ride comment in mind when he made the offer as a prank and they fell for it.

Phil C.

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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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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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