May 22, 2012
Quentin Tarantino's funny, violent and tongue-in-cheek tribute to the less "classic" side of filmmaking -- the potboilers and capers, the blaxploitation flicks and gangster movies.
The film interweaves three tales, told in achronological order -- and only at the end do the connections become clear. One story focuses on the exploits of two hit men on duty for "the big boss"; another tells the story of two lovers-on-the-lam who plan to hold up a diner; and the third features a down-and-out pugilist who's ordered to take a fall... only he's not too keen on going out a loser.
Deftly woven plotlines distinguish this paean to a mythic Los Angeles underworld of drug dealers, molls, affable hitmen, restaurant-robbing lovers, and a boxer out to scam the mob on his last professional bout.
Co-produced by Band Apart and Jersey Films.
Filmed in DeLuxe color with Anamorphic lenses.
Jack Rabbit Slim's took 75 people, nine weeks and $75,000 to build. The restaurant was based on diners in the movies "Speedway," "Red Line 7000," "American Graffiti," and "Grease."
Uma Thurman is the daughter of the first American to be ordained a Buddhist monk. She was named after the Hindu bestower of blessings.
"Pulp Fiction" grossed $9.3 million the first weekend it opened. It took $8 million to produce.
Shooting took approximately 500 days.
The Miramax laserdisc (#3614AS) includes theatrical trailers from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.
The Voyager/Criterion laserdisc (CC1423L) includes:
A one-hour interview with Quentin Tarantino
Television spots and trailers
The electronic press kit
Production and publicity stills
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.