Pulp Fiction
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Continuity mistake: When John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson are fired at in the apartment, the bullet holes are already in the wall before the gun is fired.

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Continuity mistake: When they are giving Mia Wallace the adrenaline shot, they mark her chest with a red magic marker. When the shot has been given, the red mark has disappeared.

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Vincent enters Mia's home for the first time, a camera and a camera operator are visible in a reflection on the windows in front of them. They have a black blanket or tarp covering them to make them harder to see.

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Continuity mistake: When Vincent is shooting up, we see him taking out and assembling his special chrome-plated syringe. In the following close-up of the actual shooting-up, the syringe is a standard disposable plastic one.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Brett is initially shot by both Jules and Vincent after Jules' Ezekiel speech, we see Jules' gun becomes empty on firing the last shot. However, on returning to the same scene at the end, when Jules and Vincent shoot Brett the gun does not empty; in fact Jules is able to repeatedly shoot the guy who comes out of the bathroom afterwards and the gun still isn't empty.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Vince and Mia get back from Jack Rabbit Slims, and Mia is putting on the music, the shadow of a person walks past her on her left, but Vince is standing still in that scene.

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Continuity mistake: In the flashback with Christopher Walken, we see him hold up the watch, and its hands are clearly pointing in different directions. But when we see a close-up of the watch, it is set to 12.

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Continuity mistake: The tall "Big Kahuna Burger" bag, disappears when the camera faces Brett yet it's there when the camera is behind Brett. The bag is only a few inches to the left of the soda when the camera is behind him so it should be there in the front shots too, yet isn't.

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Hamster

Visible crew/equipment: When Butch and Marcellus are tied up and Zed is interrogating them, you can sometimes see the shadow of the stick of the boom mike on Zed, and sometimes even the microphone part of it.

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Revealing mistake: When Jules and Vincent are riding in the car during the "Royale with Cheese" conversation, it is possible to see the reflection of their car in the background, being towed on a trailer.

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csteel310

Continuity mistake: When Mia and Vincent arrive at Jackrabbit Slims, they stand in front of a desk and confirm their booking. Throughout her exchange with the 'greeter', Mia's fringe is swept to the side, looks a bit greasy, and is separated. When they go to walk to their table in the next shot, it's suddenly perfect and covering her whole forehead.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Ringo and Yolanda are discussing bank robbery and Yolanda says "Then well what then? Day job?", Ringo has his hand with the cigarette on the table. When it cuts he suddenly takes a lung full of smoke.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Butch is driving the Honda to and from getting his watch at his apartment, from the inside of the Honda the windows are opaque and dirty and hard to see through, but shown from the outside the car windows are clean and you can see through them.

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Revealing mistake: When Lance opens his front door to see Vincent driving across his lawn, with an over-dosed Mia inside the car, the car passes to the left out of view, then we hear the sound of it crashing to a stop against the house. Lance goes outside to see just that as Vincent carries Mia out of the car. If you look at the wheel marks on the lawn, you can see that the car has in fact driven past the house, and out of sight, and that the car in which Vincent and Mia came from was already obviously there in "crashed mode."

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Continuity mistake: When Ringo suggests they should rob the cafe they are at, Yolanda puts her right hand on the table saying "This place?" while her left hand is under the table. When it cuts to her saying "A coffee shop?" we see her leaning her left arm on the table.

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Mortug

Factual error: When Vincent shoots Marvin the bullet goes through Marvin's head and exits out the back of his skull with explosive force - enough to splatter "pieces of brain" all over the back of the car. The rear window of the car should have shattered from the bullet, it doesn't even get chipped.

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Continuity mistake: When Vincent takes Mia home after giving her the shot, Vincent and Mia talk, then Mia finally tells Vincent the Fox Force Five joke. Before and while she tells the joke, in every shot behind her, her arms are down by her sides, yet in every front view of her, her arms are folded, or one arm is up by her mouth.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Vincent shoots Marvin in the face Vincent can be seen facing the windshield of the car, not aiming his gun at Marvin. In the following shot he is facing Marvin and turns to face the windshield again.

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THGhost

Continuity mistake: In the pawn shop scene, the blood stain on Butch's shirt changes several times from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, when the camera focuses on Yolanda, the closest car in the background is a moving yellow jeep. But the next car to pass by the window in the next shot is a large white delivery van.

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Continuity mistake: When Vincent and Jules get to the bar where Marsellus and Butch are at, Jules is handed a bottle. Then the bartender says he heard that Vincent is taking Mia out and Jules haves a sip from the bottle and lowers it. When it cuts he lowers the bottle again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Butch escapes on the chopper (Grace), the chopper appears to have a side draught type carburetor in front of the stock Harley Davison air filter. When he arrives back at the motel to pick up Fabienne, only the stock air filter is present.

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Continuity mistake: After Mia has recovered from the overdose, Vincent carries her to her house. As they are walking in the small alley, the camera shows Vincent saying, "If Marcellus lives his whole life he doesn't need to know about this incident," and he opens his arms. In the next shot we can see Vincent from the back and he has his arms in a different position.

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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.

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Hamster

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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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.

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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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Agastordoff

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.

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Mortug

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.

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Hamster

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.

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Mortug

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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After telling Fabienne to hop onto the chopper, Butch grabs its handlebars. But in the next shot he grabs the handlebars again.

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ryguy_1983

Audio problem: The Philip Morris bellboy in Jack Rabbit Slim's does the famous "Call for Philip Morris." while walking away from the camera. When he turns to the side and does the call again, we can see that his mouth movement doesn't match the vocal.

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Continuity mistake: Both in the first scene and last scene of the movie, we see Yolanda and Ringo starting the robbery by jumping from their seat and start threatening the costumers. In the first scene, Yolanda says "And I'll execute every motherfucking last one of you." But in the last scene the line changes to "and I'll execute every one of you motherfuckers".

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Audio problem: After reviving Mia with an adrenaline shot, Vincent collapses onto the carpet. We can hear him say, "Oh man" but his lips are actually forming different words.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After Butch leaves his apartment and is stopped at a stoplight, Marsellus stops in front of the car and Butch attempts to escape, in the process hitting Marsellus. When Marsellus stirs, his eyes flutter open once and you can see that his eyes are blue. Except, when he stands up and says, "I'll be damned." it is clear that his eyes are a dark brown.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mortug

Visible crew/equipment: When Jules is talking to Marcellus and describing what would happen if Jimmy's wife came home and found them all with a dead body, we see what would possibly happen in a scene where the camera follows the wife to where they are carrying the dead body. You can sometimes see the camera shadow on the walls when the camera follows her.

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Revealing mistake: When Butch is riding in the taxi and smoking, the cigarette smoke is lazily drifting out of the window of the vehicle. If they were traveling at any real speed (i.e. not on a set with a movie screen behind it) their smoke would be ripped out of the taxi by the wind. Also, when he tosses out some of his stuff you can hear it hit the wooden floor of the stage.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When The Wolf sprays down Jules and Vincent with the hose, they are supposed to be naked. But when Jules hands Jimmy his clothes, you can see Jules is wearing tan colored underwear at the very very bottom of the screen. You can only see a little bit of it, and it is a very quick shot.

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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.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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Continuity mistake: When Marsellus Wallace shoots Zed, Zed is thrown to his right. In the next shot, we see Zed lying on the floor as if he had been thrown to his left.

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Deliberate mistake: Jules' famous Ezekiel quote is actually an expansion of what is in the Bible. Ezekiel 25-17 actually reads: "And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them."

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film, when Jules and Vincent open the cafeteria door the set lights are reflected on the glass surface.

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Sacha

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the "Divine Intervention" scene, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen above Jules' head in the top left corner of the screen when he says "Wrong! Wrong, this shit doesn't just happen".

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THGhost

Visible crew/equipment: When the restaurant cooks clear out from the kitchen per Ringo's orders, set lights are visible on the dessert showcase door reflection for a moment.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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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.

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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.

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ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: Jules reaches over and grabs his coffee cup twice from one shot to the next, right after making Vincent laugh about Arnold from "Green Acres".

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ryguy_1983

Factual error: In The Bonnie Situation when the white kid busts out of the bathroom and empties his "canon", there is absolutely no recoil on the weapon. The gun is either a .357 magnum or .44 cal and would have a huge kick after firing. In this scene, he fires all 6 shots with barely any recoil at all.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Vincent is talking to himself in the bathroom, just before Mia's overdose, the shadow of the boom mic is reflected in the mirror next to him.

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Continuity mistake: When Jules enters the apartment, the Big Kahuna Sprite cup changes the direction it's facing in the following shots.

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Sacha

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.

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ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: When Butch pulls up to the motel on Grace, the reflection of a boom mic can be seen in the window on the first floor.

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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.

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Factual error: Only in Germany is a McDonald's Quarter Pounder known exactly as a "Royale with Cheese" ("Royal mit Käse"). The closest otherwise is the French or Portugese "Royal Cheese" but Jules specifically mentions Amsterdam, and a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Holland is just a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. Many countries which use the metric system don't bother renaming products that use imperial measures. It's a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Australia, too. Vincent's observation about "Royale with Cheese" being the name of the quarter-pounder with cheese in Amsterdam applies - albeit to Germany, where this has been the official name of the burger for 40+ years.

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Suggested correction: The burger in question is definitely from France not Holland, which just so you know is where they put mayonnaise on French fries, which aren't actually from France they're just called French fries. Vincent (in the car) : "Also, you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?" (Paris is le capital of France if you're confused) Jules (in apartment to Brett) : " You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in France?" Get you're "factual error" facts straight mate.

Continuity mistake: After Mia tells Vincent to fix himself a drink, he starts walking over to the bar. Between shots, his jacket changes hands.

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ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: In the pawn shop, Butch punches Marcellus in the head several times then grabs him by both shoulders. But after Marcellus says, "You better kill me," the shot changes and now Butch suddenly has his fist clenched again.

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Continuity mistake: After Fabienne asks Butch about his hard day at the office, Butch turns away from the hotel room window and starts walking towards the bed. But in the next shot his head is facing the window once again.

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Continuity mistake: When Butch crashes and Marcellus shoots the woman, there's a second woman next to the door, and a white cup next to her. In the wide shot the cup is gone.

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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.

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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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In Reservoir Dogs, Nice Guy Eddie arranges for Mr. Orange (Tim Roth, all shot to pieces) to be treated by a nurse he knows named Bonnie. And, of course, in Pulp Fiction, Jimmy's wife is a nurse named Bonnie.

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