Pulp Fiction

Trivia: Every time you see a pack of cigarettes, it's the same brand: Red Apple.

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.

Trivia: When Vincent and Jules go and "make some time" before they kill the men in the apartment, you can hear a radio announcing Butch's fight as they walk through the corridor.

Trivia: Butch smokes "Red Apple" cigarettes. Tim Roth's character smokes the same brand in Four Rooms (1995). Red Apple cigarettes appear in all of Tarantino's films.

Trivia: Danny Devito was an executive producer on this film. In Devito's film "Twins", the names of the two main characters were Vincent and Julius.

Trivia: Butch's weapons were chosen by Tarantino as a homage to some of his favorite movies. The bat represents the four by four that Bufford Pusser used in "Walking Tall"; the chainsaw is a reference to Leatherface in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and the samurai sword was a general reference to Kurosawa movies.

Trivia: Kind of funny thing to notice. In the end credits, the Coffee Shop Manager is credited as just Coffee Shop. Quentin Tarantino said this was because when Tim Roth puts the gun to his head and says "Are you gonna be a hero?", the manager only says "No, I'm just a Coffee Shop-" before Tim Roth cuts him off and starts yelling again.

Trivia: Vincent and Jule's discussion in the car about Europe and especially Amsterdam is based on Quentin Tarantino's love for the city. He used to visit Amsterdam a lot and even lived there for a while, and what Vincent tells Jules about Amsterdam is true.

Trivia: When Vincent takes Mia to Lance's house to give her the adrenaline shot, two Milton-Bradley board games are visible on the left side of the frame. They are "Operation" and "The Game of Life" - appropriate.

Trivia: Quentin Tarantino originally wanted to cast himself as Lance (Vincent's drug dealer), but eventually cast himself as Jimmie because he wanted to be strictly behind the camera during the scene of Mia's drug overdose.

Trivia: The Statler Brothers song that Bruce Willis was singing along to on the way back to his apartment had a line "smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo". In the movie Die Hard With a Vengeance, there's a scene in which he tells Samuel L. Jackson that he'd rather be home "smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo".

Trivia: Jules' "Bad Motherf**ker" wallet actually belongs to Quentin Tarantino. The red convertible also belonged to Quentin, but it was stolen.

Trivia: Quentin Tarantino must have had a childhood bully by the name of Marvin. In this movie the black guy who gets shot in the face is named Marvin. In Reservoir Dogs, Marvin is the name of the cop Mr. Blonde tortures.

Trivia: In the scene where Butch is deciding to leave the place with the gimp there is a Killian's Irish Red sign on the right and Tennessee license plates on the left of the set. On the neon sign all of the letters of the sign are burnt out except KILL and ED. Butch can either decide to go to Tennessee and walk out the door on the left or he can go right to the sign that says KILL ZED. The letter Z comes from the keychain he is holding in his hand.

Trivia: Most of the clocks in the pawnshop are set to 4:20. It is a widely acknowledged misconception that all of the clocks in the film are set to this time.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: Phil LaMarr, who plays Marvin (the black guy, who gets shot in his face) is actually a member of the "MadTV" cast. Once MadTV had a skit called "Gump Fiction" (a crossover of "Forrest Gump" and "Pulp Fiction" - you gotta see this skit. Very funny.). In this skit he also plays Marvin, fearfully cowering like in the movie.


Trivia: Tarantino originally wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L. Jackson, however it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. When Jackson heard this, he flew to LA and re-auditioned, getting back the part he was supposed to play. Calderon ended up with a cameo as Paul, the bartender.

Deliberate 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". (00:04:40 - 02:18:00)

Amitai Assido

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Suggested correction: Tarantino has explained that this is not an error, rather, he did this on purpose. When we first examine the scene, we are seeing Ringo and Yolanda's conversation from their perspective. Obviously, because this is their conversation, what we hear first is probably what was actually said. However, at the end of the film, what is said is different because we are no longer viewing the situation from Ringo and Yolanda's perspective, but rather everyone else in the diner, most specifically Jules.

Sounds like a typical Tarantino excuse for a stupid blunder.

Charles Austin Miller

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Jules Winnfield: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
Brett: What?
Jules Winnfield: What country you from?
Brett: What?
Jules Winnfield: What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
Brett: What?
Brett: Yes.
Jules Winnfield: Then you know what I'm saying.
Brett: Yes.
Jules Winnfield: Describe what Marcellus Wallace looks like.
Brett: What, I-?
Jules Winnfield: [pointing his gun.] Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker. Say what one more goddamn time.
Brett: He's b-b-black.
Jules Winnfield: Go on.
Brett: He's bald.
Jules Winnfield: Does he look like a bitch?
Brett: What?
[Jules shoots Brett in shoulder.]
Brett: No.
Jules Winnfield: Then why you try to fuck him like a bitch, Brett?
Brett: I didn't.
Jules Winnfield: Yes you did. Yes you did, Brett. You tried to fuck him. And Marcellus Wallace don't like to be fuuced by anybody, except Mrs. Wallace.

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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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