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Kill Bill Vol. 1 Details


Perhaps the most highly anticipated film of 2003, Kill Bill Vol. 1 marked the return of renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino after a six-year hiatus. Re-teaming the director with Uma Thurman for the first time since 1994's Uma Thurman, the film was originally the first half of what was to be a three-hour-plus movie before being split into two films. Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When The Bride opts to leave the outfit for a life of marital bliss, it doesn't sit well with her boss, Bill (David Carradine), so he has her former cohorts, played by Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madsen, show up at the nuptials, leaving behind a blood bath. Miraculously, The Bride survives a bullet to the head and, four years later, she sets out for revenge against her four assassins and their employer. The story is concluded in Michael Madsen, released six months later. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 2003


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Uma Thurman Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2003 Nominee


Uma Thurman
as The Bride
Lucy Liu
as O-Ren Ishii
Vivica A. Fox
as Vernita Green
Daryl Hannah
as Elle Driver
Julie Dreyfus
as Sophie Fatale
David Carradine
as Bill
Michael Madsen
as Budd
Michael Jai White
as Alburt
Chiaki Kuriyama
as Go Go Yubari
Michael Parks
as Sheriff
Sonny Chiba
as Hattori Hanzo
Liu Chia-hui
as Pai Mei
Gordon Liu
as Johnny Mo
Caitlin Keats
as Janeen
La Tanya Richardson
as L.F. O'Boyle
Chris Nelson
as Tommy Plympton
Samuel L. Jackson
as Rufus
Shana Stein
as Erica
Quentin Tarantino
as Pai Mei
Bo Svenson
as Reverend Harmony
Michael Bowen
as Buck


Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
Lawrence Bender
Quentin Tarantino
Robert Richardson
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Ramos
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lars Ulrich
Composer (Music Score)
Sally Menke
Yohei Taneda
Production Designer
David Wasco
Production Designer
Koko Maeda
Associate Producer
Dede Nickerson
Associate Producer
E. Bennett Walsh
Executive Producer
Erica Steinberg
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Peter Davidson
Set Designer
Mary Finn
Set Designer
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Set Decorator
Catherine Marie Thomas
Costume Designer
Kumiko Ogawa
Costume Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
Leung Wai Kit
Special Effects
Tommy Tom
Special Effects
William Paul Clark
First Assistant Director
Zoe Bell
Johanna Ray
Sonny Chiba
Fights Choreographer
Yuen Woo Ping
Martial Arts Instructor/Coordinator
Yuen Woo Ping
Fights Choreographer