Pulp Fiction

Trivia: 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.

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 is 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 by Butch.

Trivia: When Vincent and Jules go and "make some time" before they kill the other dudes in the apartment, listen closely when they walk trough the corridor, you can hear a radio announcing Butch's fight.

Trivia: Quentin Tarantino wrote "The Wolf" character specifically for Harvey Keitel.

Trivia: Butch smokes "Red Apple" cigarettes. The same brand is smoked by Tim Roth's character 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: The weapons Butch goes through were all put in by Tarantino as an homage to some of his favorite movies of the past. The bat represents the four by four that Bufford Pusser used in "Walking Tall", the chainsaw was for what Leatherface uses in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and the samurai sword was a general reference to Kurosawa movies.

Trivia: Vincent and Jule's discussion in the car about Europe and especially Amsterdam can be linked to Quentin Tarantino's love for that city. He used to visit Amsterdam a lot and even lived there for awhile. All the stuff Vincent tells Jules about Amsterdam is true by the way.

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: 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.

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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.

Trivia: The lady that is shot in the street by Marcellus Wallace when he is trying to catch Butch is the very same lady that Mr. Pink pulls out of her car in Reservoir Dogs, another Quentin Tarantino film. Her name is Delorise Baker.


Trivia: A scene removed from the final cut of the film involves Jules trying to consider what to do while Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are robbing the diner. In the scene, Jules points his gun at the bottom of the table and fires up twice, hitting Pumpkin and killing him. He then spins around and shoots Honey Bunny three times, killing her. As she falls to the floor her gun goes off and hits the long haired Yuppie scum, who dies screaming on the floor. The scene then cuts back to Jules talking to Pumpkin in the diner, revealing the shootings to have happened entirely in Jules' mind.

Trivia: Harvey Keitel practically repeats his role as Victor the Cleaner from "Point of No Return."

Trivia: The film's producer Lawrence Bender is one of the long-haired yuppies at the coffee shop.

Trivia: Butch's great-grandfather bought the gold watch in Knoxville, Tennessee and this is also where Butch is meeting his connection. Knoxville is Quentin Tarantino's birthplace.

Trivia: According to the script, Jimmie's last name is Dimmick. This was revealed to be Mr. White's last name in a "Reservoir Dogs" deleted scene.

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Trivia: The Big Kahuna burger brand made its first appearance in "Reservoir Dogs"(1992) when we see Michael Madsen drinking from a cup with its logo.

Trivia: More trivia than blooper, but in the opening scene, you can see the bottom half of Vincent on the way to the bathroom while Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are talking, and you can also hear Jules talking.

Trivia: The cabdriver, Esmeralda Villa Lobos (Angela Jones) appeared in a 30 minute short called Curdled in which she played a character who cleaned up after murders. This makes her fascinated by the idea of murder. Tarantino saw this film and decided to include this character in Pulp Fiction but as a cabdriver.

Trivia: The Buddy Holly waiter in Jack Rabbit Slims is played by Steve Buscemi who as Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs, refused to tip waitresses.

Trivia: John Travolta (Vincent) first meets Quentin Tarantino (Jimmy) to discuss his part in the film at Tarantino's L.A. apartment. It was the same apartment in which Travolta once lived as a struggling Hollywood newcomer.

Trivia: The marquee where Butch boxes advertises "Vossler vs Martinez''. This is a reference to Russell Vossler and Jerry Martinez, two friends of Tarantino's from when he worked in a video store.

Trivia: The parts of "Honey Bunny'' and "Pumpkin'' were written specifically for Amanda Plumber and Tim Roth.

Trivia: Tarantino was originally going to make The Gold Watch story and the story about Vincent and Mia as short films. He planned on using them as a sort of resume, so he could show them around and hope to raise money for filming Reservoir Dogs. He ended up raising enough money for Reservoir Dogs without the short films, and put the scripts away. He took them out later, and decided to use them to make a full length movie. That is when he wrote the story about Jules and Vincent, and realized that all three could be tied together for one film.

Trivia: When Samuel Jackson read the script, he commented 'I couldn't believe they would allow him to shoot this film.' In addition, Bruce Willis wanted so much to be in this film that he even agreed to whatever price they paid him.

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Trivia: When Vince and Mia are going into Jackrabbit Slims, Vince has a good look around. He notices a toy car race going on (the sort where the cars are on a track). The colours of the tracks are blue, pink, white, orange, yellow and brown - the colour-coded aliases the thieves in Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino's debut hit) were assigned (with yellow being Mr. Blonde, obviously).

Trivia: Mia calls Vincent "cowboy," and Vincent calls Mia "cowgirl" in return. John Travolta and Uma Thurman starred in "Urban Cowboy" and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," respectively.

Trivia: Mia and Marcellus Wallace never speak to each other on screen, despite being husband and wife.

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Trivia: The guy who comes out of the bathroom is played by Alexis Arquette who is the brother of Rosanna and Patricia.

Trivia: Vincent was originally supposed to have shot Marvin twice - once accidentally in the throat, and the second to put him out of his misery; Quentin Tarantino changed it to a single-bullet killing, because he thought it would be funnier.

Trivia: Its interesting to note that Bruce Willis' character shoots the man who played his father in "look who's talking".

Trivia: Bruce Willis originally wanted to play Vincent. Tarantino decided he wasn't suitable but amended the role of Butch to be a washed up boxer, rather than the up and coming boxer he was originally meant to be, to give Willis a part in the movie.

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Trivia: Quentin Tarantino originally wanted the song "My Sharona" by the Knack as the song to be played for the emergence of the gimp but the lead singer was a born again Christian and didn't want the song associated with sexual violence.

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Trivia: Only some words which are said by Jules before he kills people are similar to Ezechiel 25.17. Quentin Tarantino wrote the additional words.

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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.



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.