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Pulp Fiction Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino synthesized such seemingly disparate traditions as the syncopated language of David Mamet; the serious violence of American gangster movies, crime movies, and films noirs mixed up with the wacky violence of cartoons, video games, and Japanese animation; and the fragmented story-telling structures of such experimental classics as David Mamet, David Mamet, and La jetée. The Oscar-winning script by Tarantino and Roger Avary intertwines three stories, featuring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, in the role that single-handedly reignited his career, as hit men who have philosophical interchanges on such topics as the French names for American fast food products; Bruce Willis as a boxer out of a 1940s B-movie; and such other stalwarts as Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, whose dance sequence with Travolta proved an instant classic. ~ Leo Charney, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Lawrence Bender Best Picture 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lawrence Bender Best Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sally Menke Best Editing 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Eric Stoltz Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association John Travolta Best Actor 1993 Winner
National Society of Film Critics John Travolta Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild John Travolta Best Actor 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Travolta Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Travolta Best Actor 1994 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Roger Avary Best Screenplay 1993 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Roger Avary Best Original Screenplay 1994 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Roger Avary Best Screenplay 1994 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Roger Avary Best Screenplay 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Uma Thurman Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Uma Thurman Best Supporting Actress 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Uma Thurman Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Uma Thurman Best Supporting Actress 1994 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1993 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 1993 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 1994 Winner
National Board of Review Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay 1994 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 1994 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 1994 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Quentin Tarantino Palme d'Or 1994 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Quentin Tarantino Best Foreign Film 1994 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Quentin Tarantino Best Director 1994 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Samuel L. Jackson Best Actor - Runner-up 1994 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Samuel L. Jackson Best Actor 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Samuel L. Jackson Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Samuel L. Jackson Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel L. Jackson Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee

Cast

John Travolta
as Vincent Vega
Samuel L. Jackson
as Jules Winnfield
Uma Thurman
as Mia Wallace
Harvey Keitel
as The Wolf
Bruce Willis
as Butch Coolidge
Tim Roth
as Pumpkin
Amanda Plummer
as Honey Bunny
Ving Rhames
as Marsellus Wallace
Eric Stoltz
as Lance
Rosanna Arquette
as Jody
Christopher Walken
as Capt. Koons
Maria de Medeiros
as Fabienne
Frank Whaley
as Brett
Quentin Tarantino
as Jimmie Dimmick
Angela Jones
as Esmeralda Villa Lobos
Peter Greene
as Zed
Burr Steers
as Roger
Alexis Arquette
as Fourth Man
Paul Calderon
as Paul
Bronagh Gallagher
as Trudy
Steve Buscemi
as Buddy Holly look-alike
Brenda Hillhouse
as Butch's Mother
Don Blakely
as Wilson's Trainer
Venessia Valentino
as Pedestrian/Bonnie
Karen Maruyama
as Gawker
Kathy Griffin
as Herself
Duane Whitaker
as Maynard
Stephen Hibbert
as The Gimp
Dick Miller
as Monster Joe
Julia Sweeney
as Raquel
Susan Griffiths
as Marilyn Monroe look-alike
Lorelei Leslie
as Mamie Van Doren look-alike
Joseph Pilato
as Dean Martin look-alike
Linda Kaye
as Shot Woman
Lawrence Bender
as Long Hair Yuppie Scum
Rich Turner
as Sportscaster
Robert Ruth
as Sportscaster
Phil LaMarr
as Marvin
Michael Gilden
Phil LaMarr
as Marvin
Steve Buscemi
as Buddy Holly look-alike
Bronagh Gallagher
as Trudy
Rich Turner
as Sportscaster
Alexis Arquette
as Fourth Man
Susan Griffiths
as Marilyn Monroe look-alike
Duane Whitaker
as Maynard
Paul Calderon
as Paul
Karen Maruyama
as Gawker
Lawrence Bender
as Long Hair Yuppie Scum
Burr Steers
as Roger
Brenda Hillhouse
as Butch's Mother
Joseph Pilato
as Dean Martin look-alike
Robert Ruth
as Sportscaster
Stephen Hibbert
as The Gimp
Don Blakely
as Wilson's Trainer
Linda Kaye
as Shot Woman
Julia Sweeney
as Raquel
Dick Miller
as Monster Joe
Venessia Valentino
as Pedestrian/Bonnie
Lorelei Leslie
as Mamie Van Doren look-alike
Kathy Griffin
as Herself

Crew

Quentin Tarantino
Director
Lawrence Bender
Producer
Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
Screen Story
Roger Avary
Screen Story
Andrzej Sekula
Cinematographer
Karyn Rachtman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sally Menke
Editor
David Wasco
Production Designer
Michael Shamberg
Executive Producer
Danny DeVito
Executive Producer
Stacey Sher
Executive Producer
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Set Designer
Pat Domenico
Special Effects
William Paul Clark
First Assistant Director
Ronnie Yeskel
Casting
Paul Hellerman
Production Manager
Gary M. Zuckerbrod
Casting
Ruth Lambert
Casting
Mary Ramos
Music Coordinator
Michelle Buhler
Makeup
Richard N. Gladstein
Co-Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer
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