Pulp Fiction: Behind the Scenes & Facts

Pulp Fiction is just one of the most legendary movies by Quentin Tarantino and here is a list of the most interesting behind-the-scenes moments and facts.

Creating The Jack Rabbit Slim’s Set Was The Production’s Biggest Expense

The biggest expense for the production was building the Jack Rabbit Slim’s set, which cost approximately $150,000. In the end, it was worth it, because the Jack Rabbit Slim’s sequence is one of the most iconic sequences in the movie and the unforgettable retro ‘50s set design is a large part of that.

Quentin Tarantino’s Recovering Heroin Addict Friend Helped John Travolta Prepare To Play Vincent

Quentin Tarantino Wrote Vincent Vega For Michael Madsen, But He Turned It Down

John Travolta ended up being the perfect Vincent Vega, but Quentin Tarantino actually wrote the role for a different actor: Michael Madsen. However, the actor turned down the role, paving the way for Travolta’s career to make a comeback.

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The Red Chevrolet Malibu Belonged To Quentin Tarantino (And It Was Stolen)

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The Pulp Fiction Prequel Never Happened Because Quentin Tarantino Could Never Move Past The Premise Of The Story

Tarantino says ‘That was the only thing I did know, was the premise, per se. I don’t think I took it far enough for a story, but I had a premise. And it would’ve taken place in Amsterdam. So it would’ve been during the time when Vincent was in Amsterdam… At some point, in his two-year stay in Amsterdam running some club, Vic shows up to visit him. And it would’ve been their weekend… Exactly what happens to them or what trouble they get into, I never took it that far.

The Briefcase Is Filled With Diamonds, According To The Script

The contents of the briefcase is one of Pulp Fiction’s greatest mysteries, but in the script, it wasn’t so ambiguous. Quentin Tarantino and his co-writer Roger Avary wrote into the screenplay that the briefcase was filled with diamonds. However, Tarantino eventually decided to leave the briefcase’s contents unseen to let the audience decide for themselves what was in there.

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Robert Rodriguez Directed Quentin Tarantino’s Scene In Pulp Fiction

The Adrenaline Shot Was Filmed In Reverse

The scene in which Vincent Vega plunges an adrenaline needle into Mia Wallace’s heart was achieved using a little movie magic. It was filmed with John Travolta yanking the needle away from Uma Thurman’s chest, and then reversed in post-production to look like he was forcefully jamming the needle into her heart.

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.

The Word “Fuck” Is Used Two Hundred Sixty-Five Times

John Travolta Turned Down The Role Of Seth Gecko In From Dusk till Dawn (1996), To Be In This Film Saying, “It’s simple Quentin, I’m just not a vampire guy.”