If You Love Pulp Fiction As Much As I Do….

Then you will love all these fun facts about the movie….

Tarantino considered playing Lance instead of Jimmie

The bible passage that Jules says was completely made up by Tarantino

“Honey Bunny” and “Pumpkin” were written only for Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth

Jules character was intended to have a giant afro but Tarantino decided he liked the jheri curl better

The shot of Vincent stabbing Mia with the needle was actually filmed backwards with Vincent pulling the needle out, then running the film backwards

The marquee where Butch boxes advertises the following fights: “Coolidge vs Wilson” and “Vossler vs Martinez”. The first is a reference to United States Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson, the second is a reference to Russell Vossler and Jerry Martinez, who are two friends of Tarantino’s from when he worked in a video store. 

“The Wolf” was written specifically for Harvey Keitel

Daniel-Day Lewis wanted the part of Vincent Vega but Tarantino gave it to Travolta

Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace. Quentin Tarantino was so desperate to have her as Mia, he ended up reading her the script over the phone, finally convincing her to take on the role. 

The role of Vincent Vega was written for Michael Madsen, who played the character’s brother, Vic Vega, in Reservoir Dogs, but he couldn’t do the film due to scheduling conflicts for another film. 

Tarantino has been quoted saying that Butch is responsible for keying Vincent’s car

What is in the case? The most popular theory is that it is Marcellus’s soul.The story goes that when the Devil takes a person’s soul, it is removed through the back of the head (this isn’t part of any known religion, but this is what the message board posters say). When we see the back of Marcellus’s head he has a Band-Aid covering the precise spot indicated by tradition for soul removal. Perhaps Marcellus sold his soul to the devil which would also explain why the combination to open the briefcase is 666.

In a radio interview with ‘Howard Stern’ in late 2003, Quentin Tarantino was asked by a caller the contents of the briefcase, and he answered, “It’s whatever the viewer wants it to be.”

The word “fuck” is used 265 times

In real life, Vincent Vega’s 1964 Chevelle Malibu convertible belongs to Quentin Tarantino and was stolen during the production of the film.

The cab driver, Esmeralda Villalobos (Angela Jones) appeared in a 30-minute short called Curdled in which she played a character who cleaned up after murders. This makes her fascinated by the idea of murder. Quentin Tarantino saw this film and decided to include this character in ‘Pulp Fiction’ but as a cabdriver. 

There is a persistent myth that that all the clocks in the movie are set to 4:20 (although, certainly all the clocks on the wall in the pawn shop are set to 4:20). However, in at least two scenes it is obvious that this is not the case. In the “Bonnie Situation” while Jimmy, Vince and Jules are drinking coffee in the kitchen, the clock clearly reads 8:15. Secondly, when Vince and Jules go to retrieve the briefcase, it is “7:22 in the a.m.”. The significance of the time 4:20 is that it is slang for smoking marijuana.

Jules’ “Bad Mother Fucker” wallet actually belongs to Quentin Tarantino. The inscription on the wallet is a reference to the theme song of ShaftSamuel L. Jackson, who plays Jules, would later go on to play Shaft in the 2000 remake, Shaft

Tarantino wrote the Pulp Fiction script in the Netherlands, hence all the references to Amsterdam and the Netherlands during the movie

The movie cost 8 million to make. 5 million of that went towards paying the actors salaries

Other actors considered for the film included Daniel Day-Lewis as Vincent, Mickey RourkeMatt Dillon and Sylvester Stallone as Butch, Michelle PfeifferDaryl Hannah,Meg RyanJoan Cusack and Isabella Rossellini as Mia. Rosanna Arquette also auditioned for Mia, but was offered Jody instead. 

The restaurant scene was filmed at the Hawthorne Grille (originally Holly’s) located at 13763 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA. The building was demolished soon after filming.

When Vincent first walks into Mia’s house, one of the back doors is slightly open. This was done so the camera wouldn’t be seen in the reflection.

In the diner when Mia orders her $5 shake, “Buddy Holly” (the waiter) asks her if she wants it “Martin and Lewis or Amos and Andy?” He is referring to two comedy duos –Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, two white men; Amos and Andy, two black men. Basically, he is asking her if she wants a vanilla shake or a chocolate shake. She has vanilla. 

During the Bonnie Situation, Vincent says that if Jimmie had Lava in the bathroom, he (Vincent) could have gotten his hands cleaner. John Travolta started in show business singing in ads for Lava soap. 

Whenever Vincent Vega goes to the bathroom something bad happens

Bruce Willis worked on the film for only 18 days

In an interview with James Lipton on Inside the Actors StudioJohn Travolta went into details of the many obstacles of tackling his role as Vincent Vega. The most challenging being that of how he was going to show the essence of his character as that of a heroin addict. Never using the drug himself, director Quentin Tarantino had Travolta research his characters addiction by speaking to a recovering heroin addict that he (Quentin) knew personally. Travolta asked Tarantino’s friend to tell him how could he know what it felt like to be on heroin (without actually using it of course). Tarantino’s friend explained “If you want to get the ‘bottom envelope’ feeling of that, get plastered on Tequila, and lie down in a hot pool. Then you will have barely touched the feeling of what it might be like to be on heroin.” John Travolta then explained that he was ecstatic to tell his wife that he was “told” in order to research aspects of his upcoming roles’ character, he had to get plastered on Tequila and lie in a hot pool. He stated she happily joined him at the hotel hot tub which had shots of Tequila lined from end to end on the railings to assist him in his “research”. 

Mia and Marcellus never actually talk to each other on screen even though they are married

The book Vincent is reading during the movie is “Modesty Blaise” by Peter O’Donnell. In the book, a killer indulges in a biblical rant very similar to that of Jules.

Big ups to IMDB for supplying me with these awesome facts

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