Pulp Fiction

Continuity mistake: When Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are talking in the coffee diner at the start of the film, the sugar pot and milk pot on the diner table both constantly move between different shots throughout the conversation. The leaflet at the edge of the diner table also moves about between consecutive shots. (00:00:45 - 00:02:50)

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Continuity mistake: During the opening conversation, a waitress pours Yolanda another cup of coffee. Once her cup is full, Yolanda switches from looking at the waitress to facing Ringo between shots. (00:01:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Ringo and Yolanda are discussing bank robbery and Yolanda says "Then well what then? Day job?", Ringo has his hand with the cigarette on the table. When it cuts he suddenly takes a lung full of smoke. (00:02:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Ringo suggests they should rob the cafe they are at, Yolanda puts her right hand on the table saying "This place?" while her left hand is under the table. When it cuts to her saying "A coffee shop?" we see her leaning her left arm on the table. (00:02:50)

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Deliberate mistake: Both in the first scene and last scene of the movie, we see Yolanda and Ringo starting the robbery by jumping from their seat and start threatening the costumers. In the first scene, Yolanda says "And I'll execute every motherfucking last one of you." But in the last scene the line changes to "and I'll execute every one of you motherfuckers". (00:04:40 - 02:18:00)

Amitai Assido
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Suggested correction: Tarantino has explained that this is not an error, rather, he did this on purpose. When we first examine the scene, we are seeing Ringo and Yolanda's conversation from their perspective. Obviously, because this is their conversation, what we hear first is probably what was actually said. However, at the end of the film, what is said is different because we are no longer viewing the situation from Ringo and Yolanda's perspective, but rather everyone else in the diner, most specifically Jules.

Sounds like a typical Tarantino excuse for a stupid blunder.

Charles Austin Miller

Revealing mistake: When Jules and Vincent are riding in the car during the "Royale with Cheese" conversation, it is possible to see the reflection of their car in the background, being towed on a trailer. (00:07:05 - 00:08:00)

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Continuity mistake: The tall "Big Kahuna Burger" bag, disappears when the camera faces Brett yet it's there when the camera is behind Brett. The bag is only a few inches to the left of the soda when the camera is behind him so it should be there in the front shots too, yet isn't. (00:14:30 - 00:16:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the apartment with Brett, Vincent closes the briefcase and leaves it on the kitchen counter. He continues to smoke until it's almost time to shoot Brett. They shoot Brett and the scene fades out to be continued later. Later we see that after shooting Brett, Vincent is focused on Marvin still in the corner having a panic attack. Jules tells Marvin to knock it off and the man comes out of the bathroom. Jules and Vincent shoot him, then Vincent chides Marvin for not telling them there was someone in the bathroom. Vincent only has his gun in his hand, no briefcase. Jules and Vincent argue about 'the miracle' and they leave. Marvin never leaves the corner until Jules tells him 'let's go'. Nobody has the briefcase. (00:18:10 - 01:53:30)

Continuity mistake: When Vincent and Jules are in Brett's room where the three men are eating hamburgers for breakfast, when Jules shoots the one on the lounge, there is a definite sound and the guy sustains the gunshot but there is no muzzle flash or recoil on Jules' .45. (00:18:45)

Deliberate mistake: Jules' famous Ezekiel quote is actually an expansion of what is in the Bible. Ezekiel 25-17 actually reads: "And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them." (00:20:10 - 00:22:25)

Continuity mistake: When Vincent and Jules get to the bar where Marsellus and Butch are at, Jules is handed a bottle. Then the bartender says he heard that Vincent is taking Mia out and Jules haves a sip from the bottle and lowers it. When it cuts he lowers the bottle again. (00:23:50)

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Continuity mistake: After giving Jules a beer, Paul looks over at Vincent to say he heard about the date with Mia. Vincent's right hand is at rest on the bar, but between shots his hand jumps to a different position, over his mouth. (00:24:50)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: When Lance is describing the different types of heroin to Vincent, he points to the first two baggies with his right hand, then begins to point to the third baggie with his left index finger. When the shot changes back to the baggies, we can see him pointing with his right hand again. (00:27:15)

Visible crew/equipment: When Vincent enters Mia's home for the first time, a camera and a camera operator are visible in a reflection on the windows in front of them. They have a black blanket or tarp covering them to make them harder to see. (00:30:50)

Continuity mistake: After Mia tells Vincent to fix himself a drink, he starts walking over to the bar. Between shots, his jacket changes hands. (00:33:10)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: When Mia has just snorted some cocaine in Jack Rabbit Slims' bathroom, she is rubbing her nose and says 'I said God damn' and she has little or no lipstick on, the shot changes and she is still rubbing her nose but her lips have gotten considerably darker red. (00:33:35)

Continuity mistake: When Mia is on the toilet at the restaurant she wears dark red lipstick, but when she comes back to the table she doesn't wear lipstick at all. (00:33:35)

Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slim's when Vincent grabs the menu, he grabs it on the top right corner. When it cuts he holds it in the lower right corner instead. (00:35:20)

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Continuity mistake: While Mia and Vincent are eating at Jack Rabbit Slims, Mia's cigarette keeps changing hands. She holds a cigarette in her right hand, reaches into her pants for her cigarette packet, and takes one from the pack so now she is holding two. She then asks Vincent to roll her one of his, and when the camera cuts back to her she is only holding the cigarette packet. (00:35:35)

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Continuity mistake: At Jackrabbit Slim's, when Buddy walks up to take the order, Vincent's right hand switches from resting on the vehicle to touching his face between shots. (00:36:40)

ryguy_1983

Jules Winnfield: Ezekiel 25:17. 'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyrannies of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness. For he is truly his brothers' keeper and finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.' Now I've been saying that shit for years, and if you've ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never gave much thought to what it meant, I just thought it was a cold blooded thing to say to a mother fucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this morning that made me think twice. Now I'm thinking it could mean you're the evil man, and I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here is the shepherd, protecting my righteous ass. Or maybe it means that you're the righteous man, and I'm the shepherd, and it's the world that's evil and selfish. Now I'd like that, but you see that shit ain't the truth. The truth is, YOU'RE the weak, and I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd.

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Trivia: In Reservoir Dogs, Nice Guy Eddie arranges for Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) to be treated by a nurse he knows named Bonnie. In Pulp Fiction, Jimmy's wife is a nurse named Bonnie.

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