Pulp Fiction

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Writer-director Quentin Tarantino revisits the seedier side of Los Angeles--following 1992's RESERVOIR DOGS--with this funny, violent, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the less "classic" side of filmmaking--the potboilers and capers, the Blaxploitation flicks and gangster movies. The film interweaves three tales, told in a circular, fractured manner, which only fully connect by the time the final credits roll. The first story focuses on Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), two hit men on duty for "the big boss," Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), whose gorgeous wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), takes a liking to Vincent. In the second, a down-and-out pugilist (Bruce Willis), who is ordered to take a fall, decides that there's more money in doing the opposite. The final chapter follows a pair of lovers (Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth) as they prepare to hold up a diner. <br> <br> Tarantino wears his cinematic influences proudly, bringing them to life in the ironically hip, self-referential 1...

Credits

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Quentin Tarantino

Key Information

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1994

Languages

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English

VHS Editions

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VHS: Special Collector's Edition2hr 44minBuena Vista Home EntertainmentJanuary 23, 1996R (MPAA)786936003222Sound Features: HiFi, Stereo, VHS: Special Collector's Edition2hr 44minBuena Vista Home EntertainmentMarch 18, 1997R (MPAA)786936361438Sound Features: HiFi, Stereo, VHS: Widescreen Secial Edition2hr 46minBuena Vista Home EntertainmentNovember 12, 1996R (MPAA)786936003611Sound Features: HiFi, VHS2hr 34minBuena Vista Home EntertainmentSeptember 12, 1995R (MPAA)Sound Features: HiFi, Surround, Digital, Stereo, VHS2hr 34minBuena Vista Home EntertainmentSeptember 12, 1995R (MPAA)786936613131Sound Features: HiFi, Surround, Digital, Stereo

Professional Reviews

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(04/01/2000, p.160, Owen Gleiberman): Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" - "...Mod and merry....[An] achievement...", (05/23/1994, Todd McCarthy): "A spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture....[The] performances are sensational...", (07/01/1994, p.3-11, Mary Corliss): "...In stunning fashion, Tarantino fulfills the promise of RESERVOIR DOGS. The film looks great and moves at a gallop...", (09/23/1994, p.C1, Janet Maslin): "...[Tarantino] has come up with a work of such depth, wit and blazing originality that it places him in the front ranks of American film makers...", (10/06/1994, p.79-81, Peter Travers): "...PULP FICTION is ferocious fun....154 deliciously lurid minutes...", (10/14/1994, p.43, Roger Ebert): "...If the situations are inventive and original, so is the dialogue...", (10/14/1994, p.F1, Kenneth Turan): "...Jackson gives a strong performance...", (11/01/1994, p.50-1, Amanda Lipman): "...A remarkable achievement...Stylishly shot in neo-cartoon style, with massive, distorting close-ups offset by attractively angled shots..." , (12/01/2003, p.14, Premiere Staff): "Quentin Tarantino's ode to the gangster life hit Hollywood like a bullet to the underbelly....[T]he movie forever altered the aesthetic of cool..."

Quotes from the Movie

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"Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration?"--Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) to a young, would-be victim (Frank Whaley) after firing a pistol near him