Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

DVD - 1994 - 2002
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Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [between 1994 and 2002]
Edition: Collector's ed., widescreen.
ISBN: 9780788830549
0788830546
Branch Call Number: DVD Pulp
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (154 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 /3 4 in.

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Quentin Tarantino is at his most quotable in this dark crime comedy starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson who play hitmen trying to reclaim a stolen suitcase for their mob boss. The chemistry of the outstanding cast members (including Tarantino favorite Uma Thurman) and the bizarre script ... Read More »

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JCLZachC May 09, 2019

Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or in 1994, followed by Quentin Tarantino picking up the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and quickly becoming one of the biggest filmmakers in the world.

“Pulp Fiction,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. Yes, this movie is mostly about two mob hit men and the misadventures they have. But there is a memorable scene in a restaurant in which Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta) disagree strenuously on the eating of porcine flesh. “I jus... Read More »

Also listed on AFI's: 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES #95;
100 YEARS…100 THRILLS #53;
100 YEARS…100 MOVIES – 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION #94


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mJJLnk7
May 04, 2020

For the longest time, my fave movie of all time, and still in my top ten. Urge Overkill as Uma OD's...that's a religious experience if I ever had one. Are you doing drugs, man?
No, I'm serious. Top 10.
A little help from Avery? Or the watch in your @ss?

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dmasterson
Apr 03, 2020

This is peak Tarantino. A bloody and wildly entertaining spectacle. Manages heavy dialogue, multiple main characters, and nonlinear story telling without becoming convoluted.

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Crpalace68
Mar 10, 2020

Extremely dark, but also funny and at times deeply profound.

ArapahoeChuck Jan 23, 2020

One of Quentin Tarantino's best movies. With multiple story lines coming together in a colliding intersection. A great script and a great cast, this should have been Tarantino's Academy Award winning movie!

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 21, 2019

VERY GOOD 1994 Quentin Tarantino film with excellent cast of characters and interestingly constructed plot - dark and with rough language, etc.

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HannahMarie5080
Apr 19, 2019

Definitely one of my favorite movies. Travolta and Jackson did an awesome job playing their parts, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Had me laughing a lot!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 22, 2019

I do not understand the hype around this movi.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

This movie is extremely well known today, even though it was made in the 90s. The crime movie is comedic, dynamic, entertaining and more, undoubtedly being one of Quentin Tarantino's best films to date. The combination of different characters ranging from hitmen, to gangsters, boxers and more, make this movie extremely exciting with a diverse set of characters and plot points. The frequent themes of violence and redemption cause it to be a jaw-dropper that will have you glued to your seat. I would rate this film 5/5 stars and recommend it to those with an interest in crime and action films. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

shokolit Feb 18, 2018

Just watched this film a few days ago again. It hasn't lost its charm, though it was produced about 25 years ago. I still enjoyed the plot, impressive cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Bruce Willis... and more), and the amazing musical score. Such a fun movie to watch.

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solbuckshot
Feb 03, 2018

I'm just not sophisticated enuff to understand “art” (crap).

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KATLAN
Sep 27, 2014

Violence: Lots of guns, and even a sword... Some nice blood and brains. Keep in mind that most of the blood and violence is very unexpected and then the aftermath is pretty drawn out.

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KATLAN
Sep 27, 2014

Coarse Language: Lot's of swearing, but that's kind of expected... People are a bit too sensitive to it I think...

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KATLAN
Sep 27, 2014

Sexual Content: A plethora of sexual/suggestive talk and conversation. Rape.

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KATLAN
Sep 27, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense OD scene, I can see how it might be scary. A lot of suspense = everything becomes way more intense

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midnight_fleur28
Jul 11, 2014

Violence: This title contains a lot of violence and other disturbing scenes...

btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some people may find the sexual violence rather intense, especially since it is rather unexpected....

btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Violence: Guns, shooting, blood .....Rape....

btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Coarse Language: Cursing and more cursing....

btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Sexual Content: Sexual violence and consentual sex

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ManMachine
Oct 13, 2012

Violence: People get gunned down. There's plenty of blood spilled.

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RomaY
Mar 23, 2020

Fabienne : Whose motorcycle is this?
Butch : It's a chopper, baby.
Fabienne : Whose chopper is this?
Butch : It's Zed's.
Fabienne : Who's Zed?
Butch : Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

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jmreid1220
May 23, 2019

“Hamburgers: the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.” -Jules Winnfield

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jmreid1220
May 23, 2019

“Any time of the day is a good time for pie.” -Fabienne

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jmreid1220
May 23, 2019

The Wolf:
You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character.

Raquel:
I have character.

The Wolf:
Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character.

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reginator_22
Jan 14, 2018

Vincent: A "please" would be nice.
The Wolf: Come again?
Vincent: I said a "please" would be nice.
The Wolf: Get it straight, Buster. I'm not here to say "please". I'm here to tell you what to do. And if self-preservation is an instinct you possess, you better ****ing do it and do it quick. I'm here to help. If my help's not appreciated, lots of luck, gentlemen.
Jules: No no, Mr. Wolfe, it's not like that. Your help is definitely appreciated.
Vincent: Look, Mr. Wolfe, I respect you. I just don't like people barking orders at me, that's all.
The Wolf: If I'm curt with you, it's because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you two guys to act fast if you want to get out of this. So pretty please, with sugar on top, clean the ****ing car.

Jules: "What do they call a Big Mac?"

Vincent: "Well, Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it, 'le Big Mac'."

Vincent: "Ahh man, I shot Marvin in the face."

Jules: "Why the fuck'd you do that?!"

Vincent: "I didn't mean to do it, it was an accident."

Jules: "Man, I seen some crazy ass shit in my time, but this?"

Vincent: "Chill out man. I told I didn't mean to do it. You probably went over a bump or something."

Jules: "Ain't tryin' to hit no motherfuckin' bump."

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KATLAN
Jun 30, 2014

"This IS a tasty burger!"

btmslt Jun 05, 2013

Did you ever read the Bible, ...., Bang!

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Butch: I think I cracked a rib.
Fabienne: Giving me oral pleasure?
Butch: No, retard, from the fight.

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May 29, 2019

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midnight_fleur28
Jul 05, 2014

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Jul 30, 2011

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Dec 27, 2010

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Mar 06, 2009

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

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