'Pulp Fiction' trivia and fun facts
Quentin's car In several moments of the film, Vincent talks about his car, a Chevrolet Malibu from 1964. The fact is that the car belonged to Quentin Tarantino and it was stolen shortly after the shooting of the movie in 1994. It did no appear until 20 years later. Ironically, the later owner of the car, who bought it from a collector with no suspicion, he spent almost $40.000 to repair it, and the car later came back to Quentin two decades later.
What's inside the briefcase Inside the briefcase there was two batteries and a lightbulb. Nothing else.
Same salary for everyone Most of the stars who appeared, such as Bruce Willis or Uma Thurman, recorded their scenes in the slots they were free from filming other films. To adjust the budget, every actor or actress got paid exactly the same. $20.000 per week.
Fight for the roles Bruce Willis rejected the role of Vincent Vega, so they gave the role to John Travolta. Tarantino insisted and asked Harvey Keitel to convince Willis and he did. Keitel also ended up as a part of the cast.
Based on shorts The film is a compilation of three shorts who wrote Quentin Tarantino. Thought as 3 different stories directed by 3 different directors.
The needle scene The shot of Vincent plunging the syringe into Mia's chest was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then running the film backwards.Watch carefully and you'll see a mark on Mia's chest disappear when she's revived.
The budget The movie cost eight million dollars to make, with five million dollars going to pay the actors' salaries.
Uma Thurman turned down the role for Mia Wallace Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace. Quentin Tarantino was so desperate to have her as Mia, he ended up reading her the script over the phone, finally convincing her to take on the role.
Doubting who to choose Quentin Tarantino hesitated over the choice between the character he was going to play, Jimmie or Lance. He ended up choosing Jimmie's role because he wanted to be behind the camera in Mia's overdose scene.