Top 50 Pulp Fiction Movie Details

While searching the internet for Pulp Fiction movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

When Mia is ODing on Vincent's drug dealer's floor, right before they try to revive her, the board games, Life, and Operation are in plain sight.
When Mia is ODing on Vincent's drug dealer's floor, right before they try to revive her, the board games, Life, and Operation are in plain sight.
Every time Vincent Vega (John Travolta) goes to the bathroom, something bad happens. When he comes out he finds himself in a totally different situation than before.
Every time Vincent Vega (John Travolta) goes to the bathroom, something bad happens. When he comes out he finds himself in a totally different situation than before.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Pulp Fiction details are suitable for kids.

  1. Mr. Wolf offers Vincent & Jules a ride home. His car is a 2-seater NSX though (which Vincent had just drove) and Mr. Wolf had already stated he is taking Raquel to breakfast. Mr. Wolf had no intention of taking Jules & Vincent anywhere.

  2. The famous Ezekiel 25:17 speech Jules delivers in Pulp Fiction (1993) is not actually a biblical verse. Only the final line is inspired by the biblical passage, the bulk of the speech is lifted directly from the opening of the 1976 Sonny Chiba Kung Fu film - The Bodyguard.

  3. Jules' wallet in Pulp Fiction (1994) that reads "Bad Mother Fucker" actually belonged to the director--who picked it up because of its reference to the 1971 film Shaft. As it happened, Samuel L. Jackson would go on to play the character that inspired the wallet in the 2000 remake of Shaft.

  4. Stephen Hibbert played the Gimp and decided that "It would be kind of cool if they cut this guy's tongue out, so he really can't speak. That informed the noises I make. I made noises with my tongue flat against the bottom of my mouth, so there was a sense of there being no tongue."

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) foreshadows Kill Bill (2003&2004)
    Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) foreshadows Kill Bill (2003&2004)
  • Butch sits at a traffic light when he locks eyes with Marsellus Wallace as he crosses the street. This is a homage to Psycho where Marion Crane, making her escape after stealing a substantial amount of money from work, sees her boss as he crosses the street.

  • Mia tells Vincent about the TV pilot she starred in. She was actually describing the characters for Kill Bill.

Hidden Details

While Jules's routine of gun preparation includes putting on its safety, Vincent's does not. This lack of preparation leads to Vincent accidentally (and hilariously) discharging his weapon later in the movie.

1 - Mia mistakes Vince's heroin for cocaine because it was in a baggie not a balloon (heroin is usually stored in balloons because it's hard to differ good H from coke, where coke is stored in baggies) because when Vincent buys it, his dealer, Lance was out of balloons.
Mia mistakes Vince's heroin for cocaine because it was in a baggie not a balloon (heroin is usually stored in balloons because it's hard to differ good H from coke, where coke is stored in baggies) because when Vincent buys it, his dealer, Lance was out of balloons.
1 - John Travolta's character has pasty arms (in California) because he usually only wears long sleeves to cover the heroin track marks.
John Travolta's character has pasty arms (in California) because he usually only wears long sleeves to cover the heroin track marks.
1 - The story that Mia tells Vincent in the diner, is the story of kill bill, and it's more important characters.
The story that Mia tells Vincent in the diner, is the story of kill bill, and it's more important characters.
1 - Every time Vince Vega uses the bathroom something bad happens. At the diner the robbery takes place while he's on the toilet. In Mia's house she ODs while he's in the bathroom. And while at Butch's apartment he emerges from the bathroom only to be killed by Butch.
Every time Vince Vega uses the bathroom something bad happens. At the diner the robbery takes place while he's on the toilet. In Mia's house she ODs while he's in the bathroom. And while at Butch's apartment he emerges from the bathroom only to be killed by Butch.

In the coffee shop robbery scene, Robert Ruth's full line was supposed to be "I am not a hero, I'm just a coffee shop owner!", but Tim Roth interrupted him too early, which was referenced later in the credits.

1 - Just before Jules ices Brett, we can see Vincent snub out the cigarette. In the next shot he's reaching for his gun. This shows Vincent knows what's coming as soon as Jules begins to recite Ezekiel 25:17.
Just before Jules ices Brett, we can see Vincent snub out the cigarette. In the next shot he's reaching for his gun. This shows Vincent knows what's coming as soon as Jules begins to recite Ezekiel 25:17.

Marsellus was waiting with Vincent in Butch's apartment...

Vincent Vega tells Lance about his Malibu being keyed just moments out of storage. You can see that particular scratch after Vincent rams the Malibu into Lance's house.

Most of the weapons Butch contemplates in the pawn shop will be methods of murder in Tarantino's future movies. A hammer for Django, baseball bat for Inglourious Basterds and katana for Kill Bill.

In the Pulp Fiction opening scene, you can hear Jules at 2:58 and see Vincent walk past at 3:16.

1 - Vince can be seen going to the restroom in the first scene.
Vince can be seen going to the restroom in the first scene.
1 - During the infamous "Say what again!" scene the moment Jules asks Brett if he reads the Bible, Vincent immediately finishes his cigarette and reaches for his gun, further convincing the viewer, that these two have been working together for quite some time now.
During the infamous "Say what again!" scene the moment Jules asks Brett if he reads the Bible, Vincent immediately finishes his cigarette and reaches for his gun, further convincing the viewer, that these two have been working together for quite some time now.

Vincent Vega claims he does not watch TV, yet later is able to recall specific details about the show "COPS," subtly reinforcing his character as deceitful and self-serving.

Lance (Eric Stoltz) is seen eating 'Fruit Brute' cereal (part of the Monster cereal brand) however it was discontinued in 1982.

1 - Butch decided to double-cross Marsellus in the bar after Vincent called him "palooka" (a loose term for a fighter who takes a dive). Realising everyone knew about the fixed fight he knew the odds would go through the roof.
Butch decided to double-cross Marsellus in the bar after Vincent called him "palooka" (a loose term for a fighter who takes a dive). Realising everyone knew about the fixed fight he knew the odds would go through the roof.

Vincent heard the noise in the kitchen but presumed it was Marsellus who returned making food so he didn't panic or make an attempt to stay silent. In the next scene, Butch bumps into Marsellus in the street as he is returning with food.

: Butch's forefathers each have a story about the watch. When Butch retrieves his watch, he experiences *his* story (to tell his unborn son/girlfriend's "pot"). The story incorporates elements of all past stories; prisoners, battles, Japanese sword, rectal intrusion, and so on.

To disable Marcellus Wallace's house alarm after the diner scene, Mia presses the same button three times. It appears that she's pressing "666" which is the same code that unlocks his briefcase.

1 - . Butch's Ceramic Bedside Kangaroo Is Wearing Boxing Gloves.
. Butch's Ceramic Bedside Kangaroo Is Wearing Boxing Gloves.
1 - "...the bullets" was interrupted by a bullet.
"...the bullets" was interrupted by a bullet.

The taxi driver who asked Butch obsessively what it's like to kill a man, was played by actress Angela Jones who Tarantino cast after seeing her in movie short Curdled. In Curdled, she played a crime scene clean-up worker obsessed with the details of murder.

1 - A neon sign in the pawn shop is lit up and spells out the word "KILLED", foreshadowing whats about to happen to the pawnshop owners.
A neon sign in the pawn shop is lit up and spells out the word "KILLED", foreshadowing whats about to happen to the pawnshop owners.
1 - Mia tosses the card she is using to cut up her coke an indication of her wealth and easy access to the drug. Most users would lick to card to get every last bit.
Mia tosses the card she is using to cut up her coke an indication of her wealth and easy access to the drug. Most users would lick to card to get every last bit.

When Butch goes to his apartment, you can hear an ad for the Five Dollar Shake at Jackrabbit Slims on a TV in a house he walks past, the same shake and place where Vincent complained about the price (t=28s). [Reuploaded]

1 - There are many fan-theories about whats inside this suitcase, but in set it looked like this
There are many fan-theories about whats inside this suitcase, but in set it looked like this

Jules talks about God turning Coke into Pepsi. In Little Nicky, Quentin Tarantino stars in the movie where the character Nicky turns Coke into Pepsi.

Mia's vomit is white because she was drinking the Martin and Lewis (White) Five Dollar Shake

1 - The song "Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson plays as Vincent & Mia order their food. This occurs after the briefcase situation in the diner that plays later in the film, in which Jules states multiple times he's leaving "the life." Vincent is truly a lonesome man here.
The song "Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson plays as Vincent & Mia order their food. This occurs after the briefcase situation in the diner that plays later in the film, in which Jules states multiple times he's leaving "the life." Vincent is truly a lonesome man here.
1 - When Jules Winnfield starts delivering his monologue, Vincent Vega loads his gun to get ready to kill Brett.
When Jules Winnfield starts delivering his monologue, Vincent Vega loads his gun to get ready to kill Brett.
1 - - Mr Wolf holds Jimmie's home phone with a handkerchief to avoid leaving fingerprints on it.
- Mr Wolf holds Jimmie's home phone with a handkerchief to avoid leaving fingerprints on it.
1 - Winston Wolf directs Jules to ride with him, while Vincent drives by himself, due to LAPD's track record of racism.
Winston Wolf directs Jules to ride with him, while Vincent drives by himself, due to LAPD's track record of racism.
1 - When the main characters change into T-shirts, Samuel L. Jackson's character is wearing a shirt featuring the characters from Krazy Kat. Krazy Kat was a comic strip published from 1913 to 1944, and was popular with many early filmmakers. (x-post from r/comicstriphistory)
When the main characters change into T-shirts, Samuel L. Jackson's character is wearing a shirt featuring the characters from Krazy Kat. Krazy Kat was a comic strip published from 1913 to 1944, and was popular with many early filmmakers. (x-post from r/comicstriphistory)
1 - When Marsellus shoots Zed on the crotch, you can actually see both of his testicles flying off.
When Marsellus shoots Zed on the crotch, you can actually see both of his testicles flying off.

When Vincent is buying heroin from his drug dealer, he mentions that his Malibu was keyed by some "dickless piece of shit". The person who keyed his car is Butch, who had the opportunity after a verbal altercation in Marcellus' bar the previous day.

Pulp Fiction poster
Pulp Fiction poster

Pulp Fiction Plot: The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Pulp Fiction, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Pulp Fiction and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Crime, Drama
Director Quentin Tarantino
Main Actors Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Laura Lovelace, John Travolta
IMDB score 8.9