Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.
Girls like me don't make invitations like this to just anyone! You won't know the facts until you've seen the fiction. From the creators of 'True Romance' & 'Reservoir Dogs' I don't smile for pictures. Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.
Audio/Video Mismatch When in the back of the taxi, Butch takes his boxing gloves off and then throws them out the window. When he throws them out you can hear them hit the ground perfectly as if they weren't in a moving car and just parked.
Audio/Video Mismatch When Mia finds the bag of heroin in Vincent's coat, she states, "Hello." A second dubbed "hello" can clearly be heard under the first, possibly due to original dialogue not stricken after an ADR take was added.
Audio/Video Mismatch In Jack Rabbit Slim's, the page says, "Call for Phillip Morris." His mouth movement does not sync with his words.
Character Error Jules purports to quote the Bible several times in the film ("Ezekiel 25:17"). In reality only the final line of this recitation is correct for this Scripture reference, so each time it is a misquote. Tarantino stated that this was intentional to give insight into the character's psychology.
Character Error Although Vince claims a French Quarter Pounder With Cheese is called a Royale With Cheese, the actual name is just a Royal Cheese.
Character Error Butch reads the cab driver's name as "Esmarelda Villa Lobos" then she tells him she is Colombian. The correct Spanish spelling is "Esmeralda" (meaning "emerald").
Continuity [1:48:19] In the apartment miracle scene where Jules and Vincent are about to be shot at by the kid in coming out of the adjoining room, there are bullet holes already clearly visible in the wall behind them.
Continuity [57:12 - 58:18] When Mia overdoses and is taken to Lance's apartment, a dot is drawn on her chest to show Vincent where he will be stabbing her with the adrenaline shot. After she gets up, the dot is gone.
Continuity [15:12] The amount of Brett's burger that has been eaten as Jules picks it up. Also, the burger itself changes between shots: when Jules picks it up it looks like a simple cheeseburger, then lettuce appears on the bottom of the burger once he takes a bite.
Crew/Equipment Visible [2:15:58] When Jules opens the briefcase for Pumpkin (Ringo), an orange light bulb can be seen through the mirror on the top part of the inside.
Crew/Equipment Visible [7:07] When Jules and Vincent are riding in the car, it is possible to see the reflection of their car in the background, being towed on a trailer.
Crew/Equipment Visible When Vincent walks into Mia's home, the crew is reflected in the window.
All the clocks in this film are stuck at 4.20.
The shot of Vincent plunging the syringe into Mia's chest was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then running the film backwards.
In real life, Vincent Vega's 1964 Chevelle Malibu convertible belongs to Quentin Tarantino and was stolen during the production of the film. In 2013, a police officer saw two kids stripping an older car. He arrested them and when researching the vehicle found the VIN number had been altered. It turns out that it was the car stolen from "Quentin Tarantino". The owner had recently purchased it and had no idea it was stolen.
Whenever Vincent Vega (John Travolta) goes to the toilet something bad happens.
Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace. Quentin Tarantino was so desperate to have her as Mia, he ended up reading her the script over the phone, finally convincing her to take on the role.
In the diner when Mia orders her $5 shake, "Buddy Holly" (the waiter, Steve Buscemi) asks her if she wants it "Martin and Lewis or Amos and Andy?" He is referring to two comedy duos - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, two white men; The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), two black men. Basically, he is asking her if she wants a vanilla shake or a chocolate shake. She has vanilla.
Samuel L. Jackson auditioned for the part of the guy who trains Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs (1992), but it went to Randy Brooks. Tarantino enjoyed Jackson's work so much that he wrote the part of Jules specifically for him.
Quentin Tarantino hesitated over the choice between the character he was going to play: Jimmie or Lance. He ended up choosing Jimmie's role because he wanted to be behind the camera in Mia's overdose scene.
The passage from the Bible that Jules has memorized was mostly made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. The only part that's similar to what the Bible says is the part where he says, "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee." However, the parts about the righteous man and the shepherd are not real.
Uma Thurman did not actually like the song that was played in the Jack Rabbit Slim's Twist Contest (Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell"), and told Quentin Tarantino about this, saying it just didn't sound right, Tarantino simply replied "Trust me, it's perfect."
The cab driver, Esmeralda Villalobos (Angela Jones) appeared in a 30-minute short called Curdled (1991) in which she played a character who cleaned up after murders. This makes her fascinated by the idea of murder. Quentin Tarantino saw this film and decided to include this character in "Pulp Fiction" but as a cabdriver.
Quentin Tarantino was quoted as saying that Butch is responsible for keying Vincent's car.
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