Kill Bill: Volume 1

Corrected entry: The hospital scene is impossible. All hospital workers, regardless of rank, work 12 hour maximum shifts. The guy that sold her to the trucker would have been off shift while she was in his car trying to "wiggle her toe." The movie states a 13 hour time frame in the car. Its impossible. At the end of the RN's shift, he would have been noticed dead. No way that 13 hours could happen without a major police investigation, which would include finding his vehicle in the parking garage. Plus, even in the scrubs she stole from him, she would not be able to wheel her way into the parking establishment without proper ID.

Correction: Maximum 12 hour shift? Tell that to residents who stay at work for two days straight. Add in that there is no reason he would have been noticed missing unless he was called and failed to respond. If he was something like a janitor or other non-essential staff, he could easily have been thought to have gone home early. No one would call the cops after such a short time.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When the bride picks the Hatori Hanzo sword from the rack she begins to remove it from the scabbard. Her left hand is at the opening of the scabbard as she starts to pull out the sword. The shot from further away when she totally removes the sword her left hand has moved further down the scabbard, away from the opening. (00:52:40)


Correction: Her hand stays in the same location, but as mentioned in a previous entry, the sword has been pulled further out of the scabbard.


Corrected entry: It seems all the Tarantino films have some sort of "trunk-view" camera shot. Reservoir Dogs has Mr. Blond showing off his nabbed police officer who he kept in the trunk. Jules and Vincent get their guns from the trunk and discuss "we should have shotguns" during the trunk-view. Samuel L. Jackson makes a guy get in the trunk, shoots him, and later shows the body in the trunk to Robert DeNiro. The Bride in Kill Bill explains to Sophie the reasons she has left her alive all during an inside-the-trunk view. I'm beginning to see a pattern.

Correction: Mr Blonde is the one who shows the kidnapped officer in his trunk, not Mr White.

Corrected entry: The Texas police talk about ten dead victims then The Bride spits at one of them and then there were nine. Wouldn't someone have checked properly to see that she was alive before the police arrived?

Correction: It's quite easy to mistake someone seriously injured for being dead without medical training or equipment.


Corrected entry: Count the seconds between the clunks of the waterfeature during the climax of the film in the snow-garden. The clunks are never the same amount of time apart, which you would expect from a feature like that. (01:26:35 - 01:27:30)

Correction: It is a device that fills up and dumps water, not meant to be even as you must think. It does what it was designed to do - not a movie trick.

Corrected entry: The cereal box Vivica A. Fox shoots out of is "Kaabooom" cereal. A little foreshadowing, no?

Correction: That's not trivia - that's just a prop joke. Obvious.

Corrected entry: The whole idea where The Bride (wearing Bruce Lee's yellow track suit) fights a whole gang of Japanese is an homage to Bruce Lee's movie "Fist of Fury/The Chinese Connection."

Correction: No, it is an homage to Bruce Lee's movie "Game of Death"

Corrected entry: In chapter 2, at the chapel of "El Paso", the groom didn't wear a morning coat, although in "Kill Bill 2" he did. It's supposed to be the same moment in time.

Correction: In "Kill Bill vol. 2", there is a period of about thirty seconds before the attack where we cannot see inside the church, only the outside. It is quite possible he removed the coat during this period.

Corrected entry: When the Bride is looking at Hattori Hanzo's various swords in his loft, she reaches for one in a reddish brown scabbard. Hanzo tells her to reach for a different one. When the whole display of swords is shown, there is no reddish brown scabbard on any of the swords. (00:51:55)

Correction: Yes, there is - the mistake, as noted elsewhere, is that the sword has moved to a lower position on the stand, but it is still there.


Corrected entry: The second time Gogo hits the Bride with the metal ball on the chain she falls backwards over a table and lands on her back. There is a shot of the Bride's face and there is a considerable amount of blood in her mouth all over her teeth. However, seconds later the blood is gone and remains gone throughout the rest of that scene.

Tina Gilliam

Correction: It is possible she closed her lips and swallowed the blood.

Corrected entry: When O-ren chops off Boss Tanaka's head it lands in front of one of the other bosses. The head is shown close up but there is no blood coming out of it. A severed head would have blood running out of it. (01:03:00)


Correction: The blood in this movie is fictional and maintains that way throughout the entire film. It would only be a factual error if the blood in this film was meant to be realistic. If it is a factual error you could argue that blood spraying out of limbs is an error as well.


Corrected entry: The Bride prominently displays her katana on the Air-O flight to Tokyo. The sword is never seen when the Bride rides to the House of Blue Leaves, nor is it on her person up to, and including the scene where she encounters Sophie in the ladies' room. The first time it appears is when the Bride hacks off Sophie's arm.

Correction: The Bride's sword is shown at least twice after leaving the plane and before arriving at the restaurant: she's shown carrying it through the airport; and it's shown strapped to the right side of her motorcycle, after she and Sophie have stopped at the red light and then the Bride takes off before the green light. Hard to see since it's horizontal, not vertical, like the Crazy 88 guys' swords.

Corrected entry: In the House of Blue Leaves when O-Ren senses something amiss, she hurls a dart through the paper door. After GoGo goes outside to investigate, she goes back into the room and closes the door, but the dart hole is gone.


Correction: O-Ren hurls the dart through a paper window to the right of the door (the door is a much darker color), and we do not see the window when GoGo exits or returns to the room.

Corrected entry: With the amount of blood loss she sustained, there is no way for Sophie to have any colour in her face when she was told by the Bride to stay where she was; Sophie's face would have been extremely pale in colour, to say the least.

Correction: That is a very vaild point; however, if Sophie was wearing any makeup, the makeup would not lose its colour when she bleeds, hence the colour still being on Sophie's face.


Corrected entry: When the lyrics start for the "Whoo-hoo" song in the restaurant, not one of the band members are moving their mouths.

Correction: This mistake has already been corrected. It is an editorial trick, by having the audio of one scene or shot overlap the previous scene/shot. NOT a mistake, a style choice by the editor.

Corrected entry: Something is seriously wrong with Vernita Green's daughter's age. Nikki would have to be younger than BB (Beatrix's daughter) if you consider that Vernita probably got pregnant after trying to kill Beatrix. This would but BB at least 9 months to a year older than Nikki. Now, if BB is 4, then is Nikki 2 or 3 and going to school? Not to mention that she was played by an actress who was 7 or 8 at the time, Nikki's age was handled incorrectly either way.

Daniel Garner

Correction: The film states when Beatrix arrives in Tokyo, that it has been one year since she came out of the coma. Since Beatrix kills O-ren before Vernita, she kills Vernita over a year after being out of the coma. So it is assumed that Vernita gave birth one to two years after the beating. And so, BB is older than four when she finally meets her.

Corrected entry: When the 5678's start to play "woohoo" the lead singer doesn't move her lips when the opening "woohoo" line is sung and the guitar player and drummer are not in position to play. we see a quick cut and the band is jamming.

Kevin Snow

Correction: This was intentional, and is used in movies all the time. You hear an upcoming scene overlapping, and then a cut brings us to it. It's done for effect.

Corrected entry: During the fight with the Crazy 88, there is one shot where the Bride stabs one guy, then uses him as a shield. When she first stabs him, there is no blood at his teeth. Then in the next shot, his mouth has filled up with blood. Blood doesn't travel that quickly.

Correction: Actually it does. The human heart pumps blood throughout your body at an average rate of 70 beats per minute when you are at rest. In one day, your blood travels nearly 12,000 miles (thats 22cm per second). With all the action going, on his heart would be pumping at more than 120 beats per minute which obviously makes his heart pump blood faster. This fact easily accounts for how the blood reached his mouth so "quickly".


Corrected entry: When Vernita Green and The Bride are in the kitchen, Vernita Green says the line "Very funny, b*tch". The shot then changes to The Bride, who is holding a coffee mug given to her earlier in the scene. But when Vernita yells "VERY FUNNY" and shoots at The Bride, the coffee mug changes from The Bride resting the handle on her fingers to her holding the cup.

Correction: She could have changed her position between shots. No mistake there.


Corrected entry: During the fight scenes with the crazy 88's, there's a lot of stopping and starting. When the action starts again, watch some of the 88's in the background, they just sort of make pretend martial arts moves at nobody in particular. Obviously most people don't notice, since they're watching The Bride, but once you notice it, it's really amusing to see.

Correction: It is debatable that this was on purpose, to mock similar "lame" fights from old kung-fu movies. Also, maybe the Crazy-88's are just doing it for honor. They don't all try to swarm over her, they fight her in small groups, so maybe the people in the background are just taking stances.

Continuity mistake: When The Bride is slashed on the upper back by O-Ren in their fight scene she collapses and lands on her back in the snow. After she gets up and the fight continues, there is no blood spot on the snow where she was lying. (01:29:55 - 01:31:10)

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O-Ren Ishii: As your leader, I encourage you from time to time, but always in a respectful manner, to question my logic. If you're unconvinced a particular plan of action I've chosen is the wisest, tell me so. But allow me to convince you. And I promise you, right here and now, no subject will ever be taboo. Except the subject that was just under discussion. The price you pay for bringing up either my Chinese or American heritage as a negative is: I collect your fucking head. [Holds up Boss Tanaka's head.] Just like this fucker here. Now if any of you sons of bitches got anything else to say, NOW'S THE FUCKING TIME! [Silence.] I didn't think so.

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Trivia: The tune that Elle Driver is whistling in the hospital is the theme from the movie 'Twisted Nerve' (1968)

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