Classic movie lovers everywhere may revel in excitement and nostalgia this week, as it’s the anniversary of the release of Pulp Fiction (1994).
The film is arguably still one of the most quoted films in cinema history and reigns as Quentin Tarantino‘s best work. As the film turns 21, let’s take a look at five things about Pulp Fiction that you probably never knew.
5) Uma Thurman Originally Turned Down the Role of Mia Wallace
Thurman was first uninterested in the role but Tarantino was so determined to have her that he called and read her the script over the phone and ultimately convinced her to take the role.
4) The F-Bomb Was Used 265 Times in the Movie
3) Jules’ Infamous ‘Ezekiel 25:17’ Speech Was Completely Made Up
Tarantino admits that the Bible verse was mostly made up, and originally intended for another one of his films.
2) Every Time Vincent Vega Uses the Restroom Something Bad Happens
The first time Vega uses the bathroom, Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) overdoses on heroin. The second time, he goes at the diner, where he and Jules are caught in the middle of a robbery shortly after. The third time, he is shot and killed by Butch (Bruce Willis) after he walks out.
1) So, What Was in That Mysterious Briefcase?
Fans of the film have been speculating what was in the cryptic briefcase for years, some conspiracies even suggesting that the briefcase contained gang boss Marsellus Wallace‘s soul. Ultimately, Tarantino has said that the briefcase contains “Whatever you want it to be.” Still, it’s fascinating to check out all conspiracies out there.