Trivia: In the opening scene of Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino says that Madonna's "Like a Virgin" song is a metaphor for big dicks. Long after the movie was made, Quentin met Madonna and she gave him a copy of her album Erotica and inscribed it with "To Quentin - it's about love, not dick."
Trivia: Mr. Blonde's real name is Vic Vega. John Travolta plays Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. In a cut scene, Nice Guy Eddie (Christopher Penn) is calling a doctor to fix Mr. Orange. Her name is Bonnie. Quentin Tarantino's wife's name is Bonnie in Pulp Fiction. And she's a nurse. Mr. Blonde's parole officer is Seymour Scagnetti. Scagnetti plays the cop in Natural Born Killers. Mr. White used to hang out with Alabama. Alabama is the lead female in True Romance.
Trivia: The film's budget was so low that many of the actors simply used their own clothing as wardrobe, most notably Chris Penn's track jacket. The signature black suits were provided for free by the designer agnes b., based on her love for the American crime film genre. Steve Buscemi wore his own black jeans instead of suit pants.
Trivia: Quentin Tarantino did not actually give a script to Kirk Baltz (Marvin Nash) for the scene in which Mr. Blonde was going to light him on fire. Instead, while practicing the scene, he basically just said "Convince this man not to light you on fire." While Kirk Baltz was going through the obvious lines like "Please don't. Stop.", he remembered Michael Madsen had just had a kid, and said "I have a little kid at home." As soon as he said that, Madsen immediately stopped, and did everything he could to convince Quentin to NOT let Baltz use that line, but Quentin liked it so much he made him use it for filming.
Trivia: When Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi go to the back room of the warehouse, Keitel asks Buscemi for a cigarette. When he gives him the cigarette, Keitel leaves the scene for a brief moment. He in fact leaves the scene because he had forgotten the lighter and would not be able to light the cigarettes, but being a good actor, he just went with it left the scene got the lighter and came back to finish the scene.
Trivia: Kirk Baltz wanted to get the feel of what it was like to be driven around in a trunk, so one day on the set he asked Michael Madsen to drive him around for a while. Madsen immediately jumped at the opportunity and took him for a drive. He planned on taking a quick trip around the block, but decided to have some fun, and went down an extremely bumpy alley. When he got out of the alley, he saw a Taco Bell, and figured he should get some food, just like Mr. Blonde does in the movie. Madsen said that he had to turn the radio up really loud to make sure no one heard the screams that were coming from the trunk. Ask Michael Madsen, and when he opened the trunk, Baltz was terrified and crying like a baby. Ask Baltz, and he was a little shook up, but handled it well.
Trivia: Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega) was scheduled to play the role again in Pulp Fiction (and apparently, if he had, Jules would have been the one who was killed in the bathroom through a completely different story...), but he couldn't due to commitments to the film Wyatt Earp. Quentin Tarantino was adamant to work with him again, however; keep an eye out for him in Kill Bill.