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In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus did this becuase Tony gave Marcellus' wife a foot massage.

Later, Vincent asks Mia Wallace about this. She claims only to have met Tony once, at her wedding. So why did Marcellus throw Tony out the window?

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The movie does not provide an answer to this question.

When Vincent Vega asks Mia Wallace what really happened, she says something to the effect of "that's between Marcellus and Tony Rocky Horror," and leaves it at that.

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I think WhatEnglish's answer below is superior, so I want to delete my answer here, but it is accepted, so I can't... :( –  Shiz Z. Nov 3 at 19:07

The only people who know the reason are Marcellus and Antwan "Tony Rocky Horror". So here's my theory, but needs little explaining. After Zed incident, Marcellus tells Butch the only people that will ever know about the "incident" are himself, Butch and Zed (though not for much longer once he tortures him to death.) Sound familiar?

I think Tony Rocky Horror (and that references Rocky Horror Picture Show, cult classic about a transvestite) must have come onto Marcellus and he threw the guy out of a window to be sure he never did it again. Is one of his crew and didn't actually do anything invasive, so let him live, unlike Zed, a stranger that full on raped him and he knew needed a waaaay worse lesson.

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+1 for answering the question: The only people who know the reason are Marcellus and Antwan "Tony Rocky Horror". If I could, I'd give you a second +1 for coming up with a (very) plausible reason as well. –  CGCampbell Nov 3 at 15:02
    
+1 This answer breaks new ground, tying together the "Rocky Horror" reference and the Zed events. Nicely done! –  Shiz Z. Nov 3 at 19:04

It's kind of a rumour actually. Maybe the rumour was spread to cover the actual purpose of Marcellus throwing Antwan off the window. So I think it is made up.

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Could you maybe provide a bit more as to why you feel it's nothing more than a coverup? –  MattD Aug 14 at 16:58
    
Unfortunately, this does not answer the Question as asked. You say the reason given in the rumor was a cover up, but you don't state why he was actually thrown out the window. –  CGCampbell Nov 3 at 15:01

"When you little scamps get together you're worse than a sewing circle. " That pretty much says it all. Mia was obviously involved in the dirty side of Marcellus's business and it was clear she felt whatever happened to Rocky Horror want anybody else's business.

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Unfortunately, while this explains Mia's feelings about the incident, it does not answer the Question as asked. –  CGCampbell Nov 3 at 14:59
    
Well the question is impossible to answer based on information provided. Unless we speculate of course. Maybe tony was brevet even actually thrown out the window. I feel the context implies Mia knows more than she's letting on. –  Omar Devon Little Nov 3 at 23:59
    
I am using the scene after butch kills his opponent. Clearly someone is being tortured for information by a few of the Heavies as Mia smokes a cigarette while chatting to Vincent. –  Omar Devon Little Nov 4 at 0:02

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