16 Facts you didn’t know about Pulp Fiction

If you read my previous post about The Quentin Tarantino movie list HERE you will definitely know what kind of movie Pulp Fiction is. I really enjoyed writing this because as we all know Tarantino Movies are all so finely tuned that it’s literally impossible to catch every little reference and detail. But I’m here to try to do just that. So here are 16 facts you didn’t know about Pulp Fiction.

50 Facts you didn't know about Pulp Fiction


  • Vincent’s 1965 classic red Chevy Malibu that he drives in the movie belonged to Tarantino but was stolen during the production of the movie. The police recovered the stolen car 17 years after it has been stolen and returned it to Tarantino.

16 Facts you didn't know about Pu;p Fiction

  • There were a lot of actresses considered for the role of Mia. With the likes of Meg Ryan, Darryl Hannah, Michelle Pheifer, and even Julia Louis-Dreyfus (from Seinfeld sitcom).
  • Tarantino considered playing the role of Lance but instead chose to play the character, Jimmy because he wanted to be behind the camera during Mia’s overdose scene.
  • At first, Uma Thurman turned down the role of Mia Wallace, but Tarantino wanted her for this role so badly that he read her the whole script over the phone, which convinced her to take it.

16 Facts about Pulp Fiction you didn't know

  • Tarantino wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L Jackson. Which was the perfect fit if you ask me.
  • Tarantino’s mom used to listen to Chuck Berry’s “You Can Never Tell” all the time when she was pregnant with him and the reason for him choosing this song in the dance scene contest with Mia and Vincent.

16 Facts you didn't know about Pulp Fiction

  • John Travolta went on to receive an Oscar Nomination for best actor in this film.
  • The scene where Vince stabs Mia with the adrenalin shot was actually filmed in reverse by having Travolta pulling the needle out instead of making it look like he is stabbing it in.
  • Tarantino’s recovering addict friend helped Travolta fake a heroin high by instructing him to get drunk on tequila and take a really hot bath before the scene was filmed.
  • The name Honey Bunny came after a writer asked Tarantino to look after her pet rabbit while she was away. The rabbit died, and Tarantino “tried to make up for it by using “Honey Bunny” in the movie.  😂
  • Whenever Vince goes to the toilet, something bad happens. If you watch this movie (again) take note of this and see just how many times this exact scenario plays out.

16 Facts you didn't know about Pulp Fiction

  • In the movie, Mia and Marsellus never speak to each other on-screen, even though they are husband and wife.
  • The word Fuck is used 265 times in the movie! hahaha
  • At the end of Pulp Fiction, Jules says that he wants to become a drifter and in Kill Bill: Volume 2, Samuel L Jackson actually plays a drifter playing piano, called Roofus.

16 Facts you didn't know about Pulp Fiction

  • While almost everyone loves Pulp Fiction, 1996 Republican Bob Dole was not one of them. He accused Tarantino’s movies of “causing nightmares of depravity involving sex and violence”.
  • Pulp Fiction cost a merely $8Million to make ($5Million going to actor’s salaries) and amazingly this movie went on to make $210Million.



How interesting are these? I personally find these funny and love reading up on facts on movies that I love.

Which one of these do you find interesting?



16 Facts you didn't know about Pulp Fiction

11 replies
  1. Heather Ritchie
    Heather Ritchie says:

    I love Pulp Fiction and John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson were perfect for those roles. Uma Thurman was too. I can recite half of the movie I watched it so much. Ezekiel 25:17 the path of the righteous man is beset on all sides………These facts were awesome. I had no idea that Uma Thurman almost didn’t play Mia!

    • Relene
      Relene says:

      I agree. I love this movie. And having seen it almost a dozen times, I can’t imagine someone else playing Mia. Uma was absolutely perfect for this role.

  2. Eric
    Eric says:

    Looking forward to reading more. Great article. Really thank you! Want more cool movie facts. Maybe from some of his other movies.


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