In Pulp Fiction, how did Butch manage to open the cab door with his boxing gloves on? Esmeralda was in the driver seat when he got in. He was still wearing his red boxing gloves.

Butch and Esmeralda Cab Scene

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The same way Strongbad types wearing boxing gloves

In all seriousness, Butch clearly planned a quick getaway. Esmeralda may have left the door open for him or he climbed through the window. It is not a critical detail to the plot so I don't expect Quentin Tarantino lost any sleep over this.

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    Haha. I doubt he will too. I’ve watched this movie a dozen times and never noticed this. Then I watch it with my 18 year old (his first watch) and he notices this. I just thought it was interesting is all. I thought maybe I missed something. Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 20:15
  • The fun part was noticing the black and white background that moves separately from the Taxi. I think he was going for "effect"
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 22:36
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    LOL, I agree. The Cab wasn't even moving it seems. The smoke from the cigarettes were just hanging even though the windows were open. When Butch tossed the Gloves out of the cab, they made a definite thump on the ground. The black and white retro background added to the mystery of this scene, QT had to have done all this intentionally, this man leaves no detail to chance. Commented Aug 26, 2019 at 14:40
  • Definitely, it was a homage but I can't tell you to whom.
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Aug 26, 2019 at 16:01

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