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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

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Top Rated Movies #7 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 60 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. Written by Soumitra

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,311,882, 14 October 1994

Gross USA:

$107,928,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,928,762
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is, so far, the only time that Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino have appeared in a film on-screen together. They were also in Django Unchained (2012), which Tarantino wrote and directed, but had no scenes together. See more »

Goofs

When the character Butch Coolidge is shown as a boy in a flashback, this boy has blue eyes. But the adult character (Bruce Willis) has dark green eyes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pumpkin: Forget it. Too risky. I'm through doing that shit.
Yolanda: You always say that. That same thing every time, "I'm through, never again, too dangerous".
Pumpkin: I know that's what I always say. I'm always right, too.
Yolanda: But you forget about it in a day or two.
Pumpkin: Yeah, well the days of me forgetting are over, and the days of me remembering have just begun.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the music changes as if it were on the radio just as the credit for "Music Supervisor" appears on the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Misirlou
Written by Fred Wise, Milton Leeds, Bob Russell, and Nicholas Roubanis
Performed by Dick Dale (as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones)
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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Terrible
15 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is definitely the most overrated piece of sh*t ever.

No story, no plot, no message, just Tarantino so totally in love with his own "witty" dialogue.

The movie is empty in every sense of the word. In addition, it's also horribly boring and therefore ridiculously hard to watch. I always try to sit through every movie I start, but damn, with this one it was a hard task not to simply get up and walk away.

Pulp Fiction does not deserve to be on top of IMDb's list of best rated movies with actual masterpieces like "The Shawshank Revenge". The latter is a work of art, Pulp Fiction is merely a piece of sh*t dressed up as one and it's amazing how many people fall for it.


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