Pulp Fiction (1994)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Ensemble Film, Gangster Film  |   Release Date - Oct 14, 1994 (USA)  |   Run Time - 160 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino synthesized such seemingly disparate traditions as the syncopated language of David Mamet; the serious violence of American gangster movies, crime movies, and films noirs mixed up with the wacky violence of cartoons, video games, and Japanese animation; and the fragmented story-telling structures of such experimental classics as Citizen Kane, Rashomon, and La jetée. The Oscar-winning script by Tarantino and Roger Avary intertwines three stories, featuring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, in the role that single-handedly reignited his career, as hit men who have philosophical interchanges on such topics as the French names for American fast food products; Bruce Willis as a boxer out of a 1940s B-movie; and such other stalwarts as Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, whose dance sequence with Travolta proved an instant classic.

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Keywords

gangster, hitman, mob-boss, Bible, dance-hall, diner, boxing

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance