20 Pulp Fiction Fun Facts

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Pulp Fiction rocked our world 20 years ago today and to celebrate, we delve deep into the Quentin Tarantino classic and present 20 fun facts about the movie that you just might not know about one of your favorite movies. 

Tarantino famously gave John Travolta a career boost, but he wasn't the guy originally pitched the part. 

And did you know that Samuel L. Jackson's Jules wasn't supposed to look like that at all? So, what was he supposed to appear like? 

Click through and celebrate 20 years of a classic film and discover 20 fun facts about Pulp Fiction.

1. Ezequiel Improv

Ezequiel Improv
That iconic bible passage uttered by Samuel L. Jackson was improvised (mostly). Only the final two lines are actually from Ezequiel 25:17.

2. Vincent Should Not Go to the Bathroom!

Vincent Should Not Go to the Bathroom!
Notice that every time Vincent goes to the bathroom something terrible happens? In the restaurant, he comes out and there's a robbery. At Mia’s house, she’s overdosing. And at Butch’s house, he’s shot dead. That’s about as bad as it could be.

3. Who Is Buddy Holly?

Who Is Buddy Holly?
Steve Buscemi is Mia and Vincent’s waiter, yup, that’s him as Buddy Holly, making it two Tarantino movies in a row that he starred in.

4. Vincent and Mia Did Not Win That Dance Contest!

Vincent and Mia Did Not Win That Dance Contest!
Think Vincent and Mia won that dance contest? They walked into her house holding the trophy. But later, there’s a radio report that the trophy had been stolen!

5. Uma Does Not Like Chuck

Uma Does Not Like Chuck
Speaking of the dance contest, Uma Thurman didn’t like the Chuck Berry song and thought Quentin should change it. He insisted, thankfully so.

6. Quentin Tarantino Trickery

Quentin Tarantino Trickery
When Mia gets the syringe plunged into her chest, Tarantino filmed that backwards, you know, just in case anything went wrong. Then he ran the footage in the opposite direction.

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Three tomatoes are walking down the street- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooshes him... and says, Catch up.


Jules: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
Brett: What?
Jules: What country you from?
Brett: What?
Jules: What ain't no country I ever heard of! They speak English in What?
Brett: What?
Brett: Yes!
Jules: Then you know what I'm saying!
Brett: Yes!
Jules: Describe what Marcellus Wallace looks like!
Brett: What, I-?
Jules: [pointing his gun] Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker. Say what one more goddamn time.
Brett: He's b-b-black...
Jules: Go on.
Brett: He's bald...
Jules: Does he look like a bitch?
Brett: What?
[Jules shoots Brett in shoulder]
Brett: No!
Jules: Then why you try to fuck him like a bitch, Brett?
Brett: I didn't.
Jules: Yes you did. Yes you did, Brett. You tried to fuck him. And Marcellus Wallace don't like to be fucked by anybody, except Mrs. Wallace.