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


Quentin Tarantino Movie Checklist

Ask me about my favourite movie of all time, or a movie that messes with you or feel out of sorts, and my answer will always be one of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. I love the messy love stories or the “hard to follow” action movies. I love the three-hour-long movies too.

So for fun, I created a list of movies he wrote or directed. I know he acted in other films too, but this is for the ones that came from his crazy, different, creative mind. And I will be ticking them off too.

List of Quentin Tarantino Movies

Films he wrote and directed:

  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Death Proof
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Django Unchained
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Jackie Brown
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

List Of Quentin Tarantino Movies

Films he wrote but didn’t direct:

  • Natural Born Killers (My favourite)
  • True Romance
  • From Dusk till Dawn

Other Films he worked on:

  • Sin City
  • Four Rooms
  • Grave Danger
  • Grindhouse
  • My Best Friend’s Birthday
  • Planet Terror
  • Motherhood

List of Quentin Tarantino Movies

He was famously quoted as saying that he’ll only write and direct 10 movies. This leaves us with one more to look forward to, as Tarantino considers Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 to be a single movie.

Tarantino is of course known for doing things his way, whether people like it or not. “Frankly, sophisticated audiences are not a problem. Dumb audiences are a problem.” 

Some rumours:

  1. He still writes his scripts for his movies by hand with pen and paper and not on a laptop as many writers do these days.
  2. He’s had a Marvel Universe obsession for years.
  3. He was offered to work on Speed and Men In Black, but turned it down.
  4. He has won two Oscars for writing but none so far for directing.
  5. There is rumours about a Kill Bill: Volume 3 but he is still deciding on that one.
  6. He hates feet and feels grossed out when people talk about foot fetishes. Even though a lot of his movies show shots of feet. Haha!
  7. He dropped out of High School twice. Which worked out great for him if you look up his Net Worth.
  8. He almost directed the first Iron Man Movie.
  9. He considers watching sport to be torture.
  10. It’s rumoured that he hates Natural Born Killers. (My absolute favourite.)

List of Quentin Tarantino Movies


“To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.” – Quentin Tarantino 

Not liking any of his movies for literally any reason is fine. I find people feel hugely mixed on it and they find a lot of it hard to take. But the conversations around the movies — the not-so-quiet concern that because this or that element isn’t easily digestible, the films must be “bad” — suggests that what too many people want more than ever is the art of movies to become pre-chewed. That has its place and time, but we also need to be challenged. Thank goodness for movies that are willing to do that, even if some hate them.


Do you have a favourite movie of his? Or even one you really disliked? I would like to hear from you. So please share in the comments.





List of Tarantino Movies