History Trivia / PulpFiction

7th Aug '16 3:15:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeRelative: The man who burst from the bathroom in Brett's apartment was played by the then-named Robert Arquette (whose sister, Creator/RosannaArquette, played Jody). However she is listed in the credits as Alexis Arquette, the name she later adopted after coming out as a transgender woman.



* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Many people believe that the band-aid on Creator/VingRhames' neck was an intentional choice by the filmmakers. In reality, it came from an accident Rhames had while shaving his head. When Creator/QuentinTarantino noticed this, it inspired him to open the "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace" sequence with a close-up of the band-aid instead. Ultimately Tarantino liked showing the band-aid rather than Rhames' face because it accentuated the character's mercurial nature and was more visually exciting than a series of single shots of Rhames and Creator/BruceWillis.
* ShrugOfGod: Creator/QuentinTarantino's explanation for what's in the briefcase:
--> "It's whatever the audience wants it to be".



** Tarantino originally wanted Jules to have an actual afro, but the wig wrangler got a jheri curl wig by mistake. Jackson thought it was perfect for the character and insisted they keep it.

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** Tarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino originally wanted Jules to have an actual afro, but the wig wrangler got a jheri curl wig by mistake. Jackson Creator/SamuelLJackson thought it was perfect for the character and insisted they keep it.



** Creator/JohnTravolta ad-libbed the line "That's a pretty good question" after Creator/UmaThurman asks why it's necessary to talk about bullshit.
** Jules flipping the table over in the beginning was improvised by Creator/SamuelLJackson and Frank Whaley's reaction was genuine, but they continued with the scene, and it was done in one take.



** Vincent Vega: Creator/DanielDayLewis actively campaigned for the part, but Tarantino turned him down. He initially wanted Michael Madsen to play the goofy hitman, but the latter chose to pursue another project instead (a decision he later regretted). Now just imagine Vincent being played by those two instead of John Travolta...

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** Vincent Vega: Creator/DanielDayLewis actively campaigned for the part, but Tarantino turned him down. He initially wanted Michael Madsen Creator/MichaelMadsen to play the goofy hitman, but the latter chose to pursue another project instead (a decision he later regretted). Now just imagine Vincent being played by those two instead of John Travolta...Creator/JohnTravolta...



** Ringo: JohnnyDepp could have taken Tim Roth's part, but unlike Jules or Vincent it was always a fat chance.
** Lance/Jody: According to Courtney Love, she and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] were specifically offered the role. Apparently (and unfortunately), Cobain turned it down. Depending on what article you read, Tarantino denies this.
** Jimmie: Tarantino had written the role with Creator/SteveBuscemi in mind but Buscemi had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. Tarantino himself ended up filling the role and Buscemi was given a cameo appearance as the Buddy Holly waiter at Jack-Rabbit Slims.
** Butch was written for Creator/MickeyRourke. Rourke turned the role down, since the script was too "out there" and he hadn't seen ''Reservoir Dogs'' yet. He has called the decision to pass as the biggest regret of his career. Tarantino next offered the role to Bruce Willis, who was a long shot, as he was still a big-money, A-list star at that point.

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** Mia Wallace: Creator/MichellePfeiffer (Tarantino's favourite choice before Creator/UmaThurman), Daryl Hannah, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/IsabellaRossellini and Creator/HalleBerry were considered. Julia-Louise Dreyfuss turned it down due to her commitment to ''Series/Seinfeld''.
** Ringo: JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp or Creator/ChristianSlater could have taken Tim Roth's Creator/TimRoth's part, but unlike Jules or Vincent it was always a fat chance.
** Lance/Jody: According to Courtney Love, Music/CourtneyLove, she and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] were specifically offered the role. Apparently (and unfortunately), Cobain turned it down. Depending on what article you read, Tarantino denies this.
this. Creator/PamGrier auditioned for Jody. Though she had a great audition, Tarantino decided not to cast her because he could not imagine Grier getting pushed around the way the character does.
** Jimmie: Tarantino had written the role with Creator/SteveBuscemi in mind but Buscemi had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. Tarantino himself ended up filling the role and Buscemi was given a cameo appearance as the Buddy Holly Music/BuddyHolly waiter at Jack-Rabbit Slims.
** Butch was written for Creator/MickeyRourke. Rourke turned the role down, since the script was too "out there" and he hadn't seen ''Reservoir Dogs'' yet. He has called the decision to pass as the biggest regret of his career. Tarantino next offered the role to Bruce Willis, Creator/BruceWillis, who was a long shot, as he was still a big-money, A-list star at that point.point. Creator/SylvesterStallone was also considered.
** Several TriStar executives favoured Creator/GaryOldman for the role of Lance, based on his portrayal of a similar character in the Tarantino-written ''Film/TrueRomance''.



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----** Tarantino had originally intended "My Sharona" by Music/TheKnack to be played during the Gimp torture sequence, but the rights had already been licensed to another film, ''Film/RealityBites''. On top of this, one of the members of the band had become a born again Christian, and did not want the song to be associated with a scene of sexual violence.
* WordOfGod: Creator/QuentinTarantino was quoted as saying that Butch is responsible for keying Vincent's car.
4th Apr '16 12:31:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** AFIS10Top10:
*** #7, Gangster

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** AFIS10Top10:
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AFIS10Top10: #7, Gangster



* DoingItForTheArt: BruceWillis is considered one of the [[TropeCodifier codifiers]] in terms of an A-list actor taking a gigantic paycut to do an independent film.

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* DoingItForTheArt: BruceWillis is considered This was one of several movies in the [[TropeCodifier codifiers]] 1990s in terms of an A-list actor taking which Creator/BruceWillis took a gigantic paycut to do work in an independent film.
4th Apr '16 11:52:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
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4th Apr '16 11:49:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ActorAllusion: We've certainly seen Creator/JohnTravolta dancing in a couple of movies... (''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', ''Film/{{Grease}}'') ... as well as winning a dancing contest prize he didn't entirely deserve.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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We've certainly seen Creator/JohnTravolta dancing in a couple of movies... (''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', ''Film/{{Grease}}'') ... as well as winning a dancing contest prize he didn't entirely deserve.



** Lance/Jody: According to Courtney Love, she and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] were specifically offered the role. Apparently (and unfortunately), Cobain turned it down.
*** Depending on what article you read, Tarantino denies this.

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** Lance/Jody: According to Courtney Love, she and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] were specifically offered the role. Apparently (and unfortunately), Cobain turned it down.
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down. Depending on what article you read, Tarantino denies this.
27th Mar '16 4:28:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Kathy Griffin is the woman willing to testify on Marsellus's behalf after Butch ran him over.
** The Wolf's favored junkyard is run by Creator/RogerCorman favorite Dick Miller and daughter Julia Sweeney.
** The "guy" in the bathroom is Alexis Arquette.
** One of Brett's friends, Marvin, is Creator/PhilLaMarr, who is later [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shot in the face]].
** The waiter who serves Vincent and Mia is Creator/SteveBuscemi.
** "Ringo" is expert lie detector {{Li|eToMe}}ghtman
** Jules trades his gun in for a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]].
*** So did [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Marvin]].
** Vincent used to [[LookWhosTalking babysit Butch]] or [[Franchise/DieHard John McClane]].
** Marsellus [[Disney/LiloAndStitch moves from L.A. to Hawaii and becomes a social worker]]
** Who woulda thought [[Film/IronMan Nick]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Fury]] stopped [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Abomination]] from robbing a diner.
** Lance is [[Film/SomeKindOfWonderful Keith]], [[TheOtherMarty and almost played]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]].
5th Mar '16 9:58:51 PM jameygamer
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** Marsellus [[Disney/LiloAndStitch moves from L.A. to Hawaii and becomes a social worker]]
24th Feb '16 9:52:53 AM nombretomado
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** Who woulda thought [[Film/IronMan Nick]] [[Film/TheAvengers Fury]] stopped [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Abomination]] from robbing a diner.

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** Who woulda thought [[Film/IronMan Nick]] [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Fury]] stopped [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Abomination]] from robbing a diner.
15th Feb '16 1:51:47 PM jameygamer
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* ''Pulp Fiction'' was the very first film Miramax financed with new distribution partner Creator/{{Disney}}, after studio chiefs there sealed a deal in 1992; this began a 10-year long relationship between the two studios.

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* ''Pulp Fiction'' was the very first film Miramax financed with new distribution partner Creator/{{Disney}}, after studio chiefs there sealed a deal in 1992; this began a 10-year long relationship between the two studios.studios.
* ''Pulp Fiction'' is also on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Movies List.]]
31st Jan '16 11:31:26 AM jameygamer
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** The scene with [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin shot in the face]] was also going to be played out differently. It wasn't until a suggestion from Lamarr to Tarantino that the scene was changed to be what happened in the film.

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** The scene with [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin shot in the face]] was also going to be played out differently. It wasn't until a suggestion from Lamarr [=LaMarr=] to Tarantino that the scene was changed to be what happened in the film.
31st Jan '16 11:30:21 AM jameygamer
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* AllStarCast: With Creator/TimRoth, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/VingRhames, Creator/PhilLamarr and Tarantino himself. It comes across moreso years later because it was a career resurrection or star-making role for several of its cast members.

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* AllStarCast: With Creator/TimRoth, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/VingRhames, Creator/PhilLamarr Creator/PhilLaMarr and Tarantino himself. It comes across moreso years later because it was a career resurrection or star-making role for several of its cast members.
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