A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
|Release Date||:||October 13, 1994|
|Production Company||:||Miramax Films, A Band Apart, Jersey Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary|
|Casts||:||John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stoltz, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Walken, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Greene, Duane Whitaker, Angela Jones, Phil LaMarr, Steve Buscemi, Bronagh Gallagher, Laura Lovelace, Frank Whaley, Burr Steers, Paul Calderon, Jerome Patrick Hoban, Michael Gilden, Gary Shorelle, Susan Griffiths, Eric Clark, Joseph Pilato, Brad Blumenthal, Lorelei Leslie, Emil Sitka, Brenda Hillhouse, Chandler Lindauer, Sy Sher, Robert Ruth, Rich Turner, Don Blakely, Carl Allen, Karen Maruyama, Kathy Griffin, Venessia Valentino, Linda Kaye, Stephen Hibbert, Alexis Arquette, Julia Sweeney, Lawrence Bender, Cie Allman, Rene Beard, Lori Pizzo, Glendon Rich, Devan Richardson, Ani Sava, Philip Ettington|
|Plot Keywords||:||transporter, brothel, drug dealer, boxer, massage, stolen money, crime boss, dance contest, junkyard, kamikaze, ambiguous ending, briefcase, redemption, heirloom, pulp fiction, reference to al green, theft, brutality|
To put this in context, I am 34 years old and I have to say that this is the best film I have seen without doubt and I don't expect it will be beaten as far as I am concerned. Obviously times move on, and I acknowledge that due to its violence and one particularly uncomfortable scene this film is not for everyone, but I still remember watching it for the first time, and it blew me away. Anyone who watches it now has to remember that it actually changed the history of cinema. In context- it followed a decade or more of action films that always ended with a chase sequence where the hero saved the day - you could have written those films yourself. Pulp had you gripped and credited the audience with intelligence. There is not a line of wasted dialogue and the movie incorporates a number of complexities that are not immediately obvious. It also resurrected the career of Grease icon John Travolta and highlighted the acting talent of Samuel L Jackson. There are many films now that are edited out of sequence and have multiple plots etc but this is the one they all want to be, or all want to beat, but never will.