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American cult film directed by Quentin Tarantino in 1994, featuring stars such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis.

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Why did the police not show up at Brett's apartment during the shootout?

In early scenes of Pulp Fiction, Vince and Jules are in Brett's Apartment to confront him. as Jules gets aggressive, he shouts at everyone in the apartment loud and clear and then shoots the guy on ...
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How did Butch manage to open the cab door with his boxing gloves on?

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.
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Vinnie Vega’s syringe kit

In Pulp Fiction, how is it that Vinnie Vega has lots of money to spend on heroin - yet can’t afford to buy disposable syringes? By the nineties, no heroin users with money (and Vinnie obviously has ...
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Why different footage was used for “Garcon, coffee” callback

In Pulp Fiction, there's a call-back late in the film to an earlier shot of Tim Roth's character yelling "Garcon, coffee". Two completely different shots are used. The shots are so different that it ...
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Are the “My name is Pitt / My name is Paul” rhymes in Pulp Fiction a real-world reference?

In the movie Pulp Fiction, two separate characters at two separate times make first-name based rhymes. The first time, Jules says: My name's Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way out of this ...
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Where is Mr.Wolf seen to be present in his introduction scene in Pulp Fiction

In the scene where Mr.Wolf is sought help by Marsellus Wallace to assist Jules and Vincent to cleanup the dead body in Jimmy's house ("Bonnie's Situation"), we are shown a glimpse of the house where ...
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Why didn't Vincent and Jules use silencers in Pulp Fiction?

In Pulp Fiction, when Vincent and Jules kill Brett and the others they do not use silencers. Also Jules shouts loudly during his Ezekiel monologue. I find it odd because the noise surely alert the ...
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Why was Vincent alone in Butch's apartment?

In Pulp Fiction, when Butch went back to his apartment to pick up his watch, he found Vincent Vega there alone. Why was no one else there with Vincent? Not Jules, because he had already quit, but ...
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Was there an intentional reference with the quote “smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo”?

In Die Hard with a Vengeance, John McClane (portrayed by Bruce Willis) quotes a line from the song Flowers on the wall by the Statler Brothers while speaking to Zeus Carver (portrayed by Samuel L. ...
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Were the bullet holes already in the wall?

In Pulp Fiction, the bullet holes seem to already be in the wall before the dude who looks like Jerry Seinfeld shoots at Jules and Vincent, was this a mistake? At 1:08 you can clearly see the bullet ...
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Was the radio announcement an innuendo that Vincent would be at Butch's apartment?

We know what was being played in the background on a radio when Butch comes back to his apartment for the gold watch in Pulp Fiction: What my question here is: Was this an indirect clue for us, that ...
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What is the meaning behind the “all shapes and sizes” dialogue in Pulp Fiction?

In Pulp Fiction, during the epilogue ("The Diner" part), Jules and Vincent talk about the meaning of the lives they were conducting and Jules' intentions to retire from his life of crime. At a ...
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Does Mia mistake Vincent's heroin for cocaine because it's in a baggie rather than a balloon?

In Pulp Fiction, when Vincent buys heroin from Lance, he informs Vincent that he only has baggies to hold his heroin: I'm outta balloons. Is a baggie all right? Later, Mia mistakes the heroin for ...
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Why does Lance consider cell phones unsafe?

In Pulp Fiction, drug dealer Lance is terrified when he understands that Vince is talking to him about drugs using a cell phone. He calls him a prank caller and hangs up. He seems to think that cell ...
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Why is Pulp Fiction told in a non-linear manner?

Why was Pulp Fiction constructed in a non-linear manner? What is the main reason for it?
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Why would Marsellus forgive Butch in Pulp Fiction?

At first glance, it seems plausible that Marsellus forgave Butch because Butch saved him from the pawnshop where they had been captured by Maynard and Zed. But now after reviewing the film several ...
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Whose idea was it to put an orange lightbulb in the mysterious briefcase?

This answer about the contents of the briefcase contains an interesting quote from Roger Avary, the co-writer of Pulp Fiction: Originally the briefcase contained diamonds. But that just seemed too ...
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When Butch walks back to his apartment, what is the radio in the background saying about Jackrabbit Slim's?

At around 1:28 in Pulp Fiction, as Butch walks past this random house on his way to get the gold watch back from his apartment, a radio can be heard in the background. The only part of the broadcast I ...
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Pumpkin and Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction - did they appear in another movie?

Did Pumpkin and Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction appear in another movie? Because I believe I've seen some coffee addicted idiots looking similar to them in some another movie. Am I confusing them with ...
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Why was Butch's taxi ride background black and white?

In Pulp Fiction, Butch has a scene where he takes the cab. In this scene, the background is black and white, and is quite surreal. I am guessing there is a reason for this, most likely a reference (I'...
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What is in the Pulp Fiction Briefcase? [duplicate]

I understand that the Briefcase is just a Mcguffin, but I read a long time ago a theory which involved the briefcase containing the stolen soul of Marsellus Wallace. I know this supposedly played into ...
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Why is Pulp Fiction's opening scene different to the one near the end?

In the opening scene of Pulp Fiction at the restaurant, right before the titles, Honeybunny says: Any of you fucking pricks move, I will execute every motherfucking last one of you! But when the ...
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Who was Brett in Pulp Fiction?

Who were Brett and his crew in Pulp Fiction? What did they have to do with Marcellus Wallace and his case?
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How did Marcellus know he was double-crossed by Butch?

In Pulp Fiction, So, how did Marcellus know he was double-crossed by Butch?
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Is there a deeper meaning to Fabienne's pot belly talk?

In Pulp Fiction, after Butch returns from the boxing match to his girlfriend in the middle of the night, they engage in a curious conversation about the pros and cons of having a pot belly. Quoting ...
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How can Vincent appear in the scenes at the end of Pulp Fiction

I have just seen Pulp Fiction for the first time. I don't understand the scene how Vincent reappears in the final scenes where earlier in the movie, Butch kills him. Actually the movie is a bit ...
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Relevance of the title Pulp Fiction?

Everything about Quentin Tarantino's movies is unique and thought provocative. I want to know about the 1994 movie's title. Why is it called Pulp Fiction and how is the title related to the story?
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Explanation of a drugged up Vincent Vega scene

It is an axiom that in a well-made feature film, the director will agonize over what scenes to leave in and which to cut. In essence, any scene which does not advance the story will be cut. Many ...
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Is Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) from Pulp Fiction the same person as The Bride in Kill Bill?

I was watching Pulp Fiction tonite and I suddenly realized that Uma's character makes reference to her failed pilot, Fox Force Five, and her character's prowess with knives. It made me think of her ...
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Did Jules Winfield know Vincent Vega before the Royale with Cheese scene?

Chronologically, the first scene of Pulp Fiction is when we see Jules Winfield and Vincent Vegas driving on their way to a hit, the Royale with Cheese scene. They discuss beer in theaters, mayo on ...
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Why is the flashing light asynchron to the shots fired at Brett in Pulp Fiction?

A few days ago I watched Pulp Fiction again. I noticed something and now I'm curious about a little detail. When Vincent and Jules killing Brett in Pulp Fiction a yellow/orange light appears two times ...
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What makes the dance sequence from Pulp Fiction so iconic?

Various sources say that John Travolta and Uma Thurman's dance sequence is "now-famous" and "iconic," some compare it to how Travolta danced earlier in movies like Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But ...
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What is the symbolism of the gold watch?

As far as I understand Pulp Fiction is webbed with symbols and hidden meaning. Is there something symbolic in the Butch's father's gold watch because it did trigger a large number of events like: ...
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Why did Jules have to give Ringo $1,500?

In one of the more famous Pulp Fiction scenes, Jules and Vincent are eating at a diner when Ringo and Honey Bunny decide to rob it. Their attempt doesn't go well. At one point, Jules tells Ringo to ...
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Who/what ties together the characters/movie?

How and when is the chronology is separated from the main storyline? What or who ties together the characters and the movie? After the restaurant robbery? This is two questions I can't understand, ...
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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: I ...
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What is the role of Winston Wolfe?

In the movie Pulp Fiction Winston Wolfe says about himself: "I'm Winston Wolfe. I solve problems.". But what does he mean with that and what really was his role?
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

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 ...
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Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin?

In Pulp Fiction, Vincent and Jules killed all the guys at Brett's apartment for stealing the briefcase from Marsellus Wallace but not Marvin. Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin in Pulp Fiction?
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Did Vincent Vega shoot Marvin on purpose?

In a very popular scene from the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are discussing about Jules' will to retire from being an hitman. They are ...
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How did Pulp Fiction spawn Travolta's comeback?

If you were to analyze the popularity surge Travolta earned after doing Pulp Fiction, how would it breakdown? He did a great job in the movie and his character was very entertaining; but all the ...
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How does “the gimp” come to be in Maynard's basement in Pulp Fiction?

After seeing "the gimp" character in Pulp Fiction, two questions come to mind. How does "the gimp" come to be in Maynard & Zed's basement? and Why is "the gimp" covered up with a mask?
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Explanation of Jules' ending monologue

I partially understand Jules' ending monologue at the end of Pulp Fiction, although the full meaning doesn't click for me. What is he trying to say in simple terms? Jules: Well there's this passage ...
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What has the greatest chance of being in Marcellus Wallace's briefcase?

In Pulp Fiction, there is a briefcase which has contents that are kept very secret. What item is most likely to be in the briefcase?