Pulp Fiction

Release Date: October 14th, 1994

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 1998

R |2 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer).

Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: A Band Apart, Miramax Films, Jersey Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Murder , Pursuit , Los Angeles , Cool , 1990s , Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It is an exhilaration from beginning to end. It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer. show more

  • 100
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    The most imaginative movie to come along in ages. [18 Oct 1994, p.A14(W)]

  • 100
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Pulp Fiction is at least three movies rolled into one, and they're all scintillating. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)