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Rating: 8.4/10 by 16142 users

Pulp Fiction (1994)

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Directing:
  • Francis R. Mahony III
  • Martin Kitrosser
  • Kelly Kiernan
  • John W. Hyde Jr.
  • Quentin Tarantino
Writing:
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Roger Avary
  • Quentin Tarantino
Stars:
Release Date: Sat, Sep 10, 1994

Rating: 8.4/10 by 16142 users

Alternative Title:
Pulp Fiction - Chronological Cut - US
Kriminal Qirayet - AZ
Makulatura - GE
Pakleni šund - HR
Sifrut Zolla - IL
Lubene - LV
Sund - SI
Pulp Fiction: Historky z podsvetia - SK
Кримiнальне чтиво - UA
parup fikusyon - JP
Pulp Fiction - BR
Евтини приказни - MK
पल्प फिक्शन - IN
μυθοπλασία πολτού - GR

Country:
United States of America
Language:
English
Español
Français
Runtime: 02 hour 34 minutes
Budget: $8,000,000
Revenue: $213,928,762

Plot Keyword: transporter, drug dealer, boxer, massage, stolen money, crime boss, dance competition, junkyard, kamikaze, briefcase, redemption, heirloom, los angeles, theft, violence, nonlinear timeline, shared universe

John Travolta
Vincent Vega
Samuel L. Jackson
Jules Winfield
Uma Thurman
Mia Wallace
Bruce Willis
Butch Coolidge
Ving Rhames
Marsellus Wallace
Quentin Tarantino
Jimmie Dimmick
Angela Jones
Esmarelda Villalobos
Steve Buscemi
Buddy Holly
Michael Gilden
Page for Phillip Morris
Gary Shorelle
Ricky Nelson
Susan Griffiths
Marilyn Monroe
Eric Clark
James Dean
Joseph Pilato
Dean Martin
Lorelei Leslie
Mamie van Doren
Emil Sitka
Hold Hands You Lovebirds (archive footage)
Brenda Hillhouse
Mrs. Coolidge - Butch's Mother
Sy Sher
Klondike
Robert Ruth
Sportscaster #1 - Coffee Shop
Rich Turner
Sportscaster #2
Don Blakely
Wilson's Trainer
Carl Allen
Dead Floyd Wilson
Kathy Griffin
Hit-and-run Witness
Venessia Valentino
Pedestrian / Bonnie Dimmick
Linda Kaye
Shot Woman
Lawrence Bender
Long Hair Yuppy Scum
Cie Allman
Winston Wolfe's Girlfriend at Party (uncredited)
Rene Beard
Bar Tender (uncredited)
Lori Pizzo
Lucky Lady (uncredited)
Glendon Rich
Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Devan Richardson
Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited)
Ani Sava
Woman in Bathroom (uncredited)
Philip Ettington
Michael (uncredited)

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The cream of the crop of quirky crime thrillers RELEASED IN 1994 and written & directed by Quentin Tarantino, "Pulp Fiction" (1994) is a drama/thriller/black comedy about two hit men in Los Angeles (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), their mob boss & his wife (Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman) and a champion boxer who incurs the wrath of the boss (Bruce Willis). The lurid, droll tale is told in a non-linear fashion, but it's easy to follow and the final act ties everything up nicely. The dialogue's witty and the story maintains your attention, despite its 2 hour and 34 minutes runtime. The film's stylish and pulsates with energy and innovation; it understandably influenced many 90's films and beyond. I put off seeing this iconic picture until almost twenty years after its release because the protagonists are all big city gangsters or somehow involved with 'em. These are lawless people who would kill a person without batting an eye. Their god is money or hedonism. Let ’em shoot each other to smithereens for all I care. But if you can look beyond this and the constant profanities, the film's worth your time. What redeems it for me, besides the all-around entertaining movie-making, is that it's a tale of redemption and the high price of stubborn folly: The wise person recognizes God’s grace and responds accordingly while the fool doesn’t and blithely goes on his (doomed) way. Once a person receives grace they naturally extend it to others. There are additional gems spiced throughout. Both Travolta and Jackson shine here. There are several other celebrities on hand, like Harvey Keitel, with many in cameos, e.g. Christopher Walken; not to mention several formidable females, like curvy Julia Sweeney (Raquel), cutie Maria de Medeiros (Fabienne), Angela Jones (Esmarelda) and voluptuous Susan Griffiths (Marilyn Monroe). BOTTOM LINE: If you're in the mood for a quirky crime drama/thriller you can't go wrong with "Pulp Fiction." It's top-of-the-line in every way, including the subtext. THE FILM WAS SHOT in the Greater Los Angeles area. ADDITIONAL WRITER: Roger Avary. GRADE: A


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