Pulp Fiction

Corrected entry: Just before Butch shoots Vincent dead in his flat, Butch makes a racket in the kitchen tearing open the Pop Tarts. Wouldn't Vincent (sitting on the crapper 8 feet away behind the door) have heard him and stayed silent in the bathroom, rather than flush the toilet and casually walk out into an ambush?

Correction: Vincent wasn't waiting at Butch's apartment alone; Marcellus was waiting with him. He had left to get food, as can be seen when Butch runs into him on the street. Vincent could have just thought the noise in the kitchen was Marcellus.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Vincent is on the toilet in the diner, he is reading a book. However, at no point beforehand did he have a book with him, and as he's only wearing shorts and a shirt, he couldn't have kept it anywhere on his person.

Correction: When Vincent gets up out of the booth to go to the restroom, he carries the book back with him.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mia and Vincent return from the Jack Rabbit Slim's, she is wearing a black jacket. Yet, when they left the house earlier and scenes in the restaraunt, she doesn't have the jacket on or in her hand. Where did it come from?

Correction: Mia is wearing the black jacket in the car and at Jack Rabbit Slim's. When she and Vincent pull up to Jack Rabbit Slim's and talk in the car for a moment she has it on. When she comes back from the bathroom to the car/table in Jack Rabbit Slim's she tosses the jacket onto the seat before climbing back in herself.

Corrected entry: During the Bonnie situation, Travolta and Jackson need to clean up themselves and the car, it is clearly early in the morning (they even refer to 9:00 being an hour and a half away, and it's definitely not 9pm. They call Marcellus and he in turn calls The Wolf. When the Wolf answers his phone he is dressed in a tuxedo and his family appears to be dressed for an evening out. Seems odd that they would be dressed that way at that hour of the day.

Correction: The scene when Marcellus calls The Wolf, they are gambling. That is not his family but an illegal gambling casino. If you listen to the dialog in the background they are calling craps.

Corrected entry: In the shop when Butch unsheathes the sword it makes a metallic sound. Yet the Japanese sheaths are made of wood, so on unsheathing there is no metal-metal friction and no metallic sound.

Correction: Try pulling a kitchen knife out of its wooden block. It makes the same noise as this does.

David Mercier

Corrected entry: The kid that listens to Christopher Walken talk about the gold watch opens his eyes to a close up of his beautiful blue eyes. Then they show a close up of Bruce Willis' brown eyes when he wakes up from the dreaming.

Correction: Eye colour can change from childhood to adulthood, more often than not they do go darker, as my own did.

Corrected entry: At the beginning, Tim Roth's character yells to the waitress "Garcon, coffee," but then when it returns to that same scene at the end, he says, "Garcon (pauses and looks around) coffee."

Correction: Actually, the reason the lines aren't exactly the same is because it's from a different perspective, so to speak. Tarantino says it himself in an interview on the DVD Special Features. The same thing gose along with the girl when she screams her line to the people in the restaurant.

Corrected entry: When Mia is leaving her home with Vincent, there is a close-up on her bare feet. Nevertheless, when they both start to dance, she takes off her shoes.

Correction: You never see her and vincent actually leaving the house. She just says "let's go", and then there is the cut to them driving in his car. The shoes she puts on easily slip on and off (watch how easily she took them off before dancing), and she could have slipped them on before leaving the house.

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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: Vincent Vega doesn't have much luck with bathrooms: he emerges from the bathroom at Mia Wallace's place to find her overdosing. He is heavily criticised by Jules in Jimmy's bathroom for soiling the towel. He emerges from the bathroom at the coffee shop to find a robbery occurring. After he shoots Brett, a guy comes out of the bathroom with a "hand cannon" and tries to shoot him. Finally, he emerges from the bathroom at Butch Coolidge's flat and is shot dead.

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Question: When Jules and Vincent go to the students' flat at the beginning of the movie, Jules asks the guy on the couch to tell him where the briefcase is. He begins by saying "You. A flock of seagulls. Where is it?" What does he mean by calling him "a flock of seagulls"?


Chosen answer: It's a reference to his hairstyle; A Flock Of Seagulls was a new wave band from the early 1980s who were as well known for their frontman's unusual hairstyle as their sound. You can learn more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flock_of_Seagulls.


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