Question: Does anyone know the reason why Tarantino decided to show the events in this film out of order, with the sequence of Jules and Vincent trying to get the stolen briefcase back to Marcellus and the many mishaps they run across along the way shown at the end, even though chronologically that actually happens before Vincent takes Mia out for her birthday dinner, and before Butch's story where he tries to escape town with his father's watch?
Question: I know that we will never know what's meant to be in the briefcase, but what was in there for shooting the scene (neon lights maybe)?
Question: I know that in the movie you never get to know, and I've read almost every theory, but has anyone answered, once and for all, officially, what's in the briefcase?
Question: In the final scene, Jules calls Pumpkin "Ringo", but nobody ever said his name. How did Jules know that his name was "Ringo"? Actually, nobody says his name in the entire film, including Amanda Plummer's character, Hunnybunny/"Yolanda" or Pumpkin/"Ringo". Then Jules miraculously refers to him as "Ringo" when Pumpkin counts to three.
Question: The movie is obviously shown out of sync. Can anyone let me know, if the movie was shot in sync what would be the very first scene and what would be the very last scene?
Question: In the scene where Vincent is buying heroin from Lance, Lance says "This ain't Amsterdam, Vince. This is a seller's market. Coke is fuckin' dead as disco. Heroin's comin' back in a big fuckin' way. It's this whole seventies retro. Bell bottoms, heroin, they're as hot as hell." Why does it sound like Lance is trying to talk Vincent into buying heroin instead of coke when Vincent is supposed to be a heroin addict? (00:28:10)
Question: Why didn't Zed (the rapist and apparent security guard) grab the handgun and shoot Marsellus Wallace after the latter shot Zed? The gun was still lying on the crate. Had he picked up the gun, he would have been able to either shoot Marsellus or get shot and killed by Marsellus. Either way he'd escape being tortured by Marsellus' crew.
Question: Vincent and Mia are shown smoking cigarettes inside Jackrabbit Slim's, but California has long been known to have some of the most restrictive anti-smoking laws in the US. While I'm aware that neither Vincent nor Mia was exactly law abiding, was smoking in restaurants in California still allowed at the time this film was made?