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Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Movies
Rank'em--Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Movies, From Worst to First!!
My introduction to Quentin Tarantino came in 1993, when I saw "True Romance" in the theater. When watching "True Romance," the things that stuck out to me the most (besides the great action and violence) were the memorable lines and great dialogue. I normally don't stick around after movies to check out the credits, but this time I did, just to see who wrote the screenplay. That is when I first saw Tarantino's name, and became an instant fan.
While, I had previously heard of "Reservoir Dogs," I had not got around to seeing it yet, or known who directed it. However, after seeing "True Romance," I made sure to check it out (thought it was incredible), and from then on, began looking forward to, and seeing every movie directed and/or written by Tarantino.
"Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the f**kers to turn the music down." . . . Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino Movies - Bloody Good!!
The thing you have to love about Tarantino movies, besides the always great dialogue and pop-culture references, is that he never holds back. The action, violence, and profanity are always in high gear, and his movies are always, literally, bloody good fun (some times buckets full). Tarantino summed it up best when in response to criticism about the violence in "Kill Bill," and his other films, he responded: "Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the f**kers to turn the music down."
The other thing I've always loved about Tarantino movies is his loyalty to, and regular use of certain actors. Whenever you go see a Tarantino movie, you can be pretty sure that some combination of Harvey Keitel, Samuel Jackson, Steve Buscemi, and Michael Madsen, are probably going to pop-up. His regular use of certain actors reminds me of most of John Carpenter's early films, where you could always count on great actors like Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, and Donald Pleasance, to star, or at least make an appearance.
Get the Tarantino Xx - 8 Film Collection
Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. To complete the stunning high definition 10-disc set, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film [Blu-Ray] Collection also features two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics' retrospective on Tarantino's groundbreaking catalog of films and "20 Years of Filmmaking" that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.
Tarantino Is The Man!!
What do you like best about Tarantino movies?
The Ground Rules
As most Tarantino fans probably know, Tarantino has only directed eight films (with the exception of short films and guest director stints). So, for the purposes of this list, I have included movies that Tarantino directed and/or wrote the screenplay, with a few exceptions. Although Tarantino served as a guest director on "Sin City," my understanding is that his contribution was fairly minor, and either way (unlike the case with "Four Rooms"), I have no idea what segment or scenes he actually directed (as opposed to Robert Rodriguez). BTW: I loved "Sin City," I just didn't feel right including it on this list.
As far as written works, I have also excluded "Natural Born Killers," which I don't consider to be a "true" Tarantino movie because of the hatchet job that Oliver Stone (and a couple other writers) did on Tarantino's original script. I have read Tarantino's "Natural Born Killers" script, and I think it would have been great, but unfortunately, the end product that Oliver Stone put out was heavily revised (and in my opinion, not for the better), which explains why Tarantino's credit on this film is simply "story by" and not "written by."
I also excluded any films that Tarantino simply acted in, or produced, which I also don't consider to be "true" Tarantino movies (although some of them, like "Desperado" and "Killing Zoe" are still pretty damn good).
What Is A "True" Quentin Tarantino Movie?
Do you consider any movie that Tarantino was involved in to be a "Tarantino Movie" or only those he directed and/or wrote the screenplay for?
Honorable Mention - Four Rooms (1995) - ("The Man From Hollywood" Segment)
Cast: Tim Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon
Given the recent release of "Django Unchained," "Four Rooms" was the first casualty on my list to fall out of the Top 10. However, I still believe that this film (or at least Tarantino's story) deserves an honorable mention. "Four Rooms" is an anthology film telling four stories set in a hotel in Los Angeles, on New Years Eve, with Tim Roth's bellhop being the only character involved in each segment. Each of the four stories has a different director, so Tarantino's segment, titled "The Man From Hollywood," is only about thirty minutes of the entire film, which makes it difficult to fairly compare to, and rank it against all of his other works. That being said, unlike a couple of the stories told in the other rooms, Tarantino's directed "room" tells an interesting story with some funny dialogue, and still manages to sneak in some typical Tarantino bloodshed.
Memorable Lines From Tarantino's "Four Rooms" Segment
"Like my old grand daddy used to say, "The less a man makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look foolish in retrospect."" - - Chester Rush
"You're not a rabbit, and I'm not a frog, so let's not jump ahead." - - Chester Rush
Four Rooms - The Final Scene
#10. Jackie Brown (1997)
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel Jackson, Robert DeNiro, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Chris Tucker
Why It's #10: "Jackie Brown" is the only Tarantino movie that was adapted from a previously written work by another author (Elmore Leonard's novel "Rum Punch"), rather than being based on an original Tarantino screenplay. This fact may explain why, while I thought "Jackie Brown" was a good movie for the most part, I didn't think it lived up to the high standards with which I hold Tarantino films. The movie involves a flight attendant, Jackie Brown (Grier), who in order to supplement her low paying job, smuggles money from Mexico into the U.S., for a gunrunner, Ordell Robbie (Jackson), until she is caught by an ATF agent (Keaton), who then tries to get Brown to inform on Ordell. Ordell initially plans to kill Brown to prevent her from turning on him, but she convinces him that she will pretend to help the authorities while managing to smuggle half a million dollars of Ordell's money, enough for him to retire. There are some nice twists and turns as Brown manages to out smart both Ordell and the authorities. This movie has a great cast (you can't get much better than DeNiro and S. Jackson in the same film), and helped revive the careers of Pam Grier and Robert Forster. It also had some great lines and funny scenes (was anyone else laughing and cheering when DeNiro finally blasted Bridget Fonda's annoying character??). All in all, it is a good, but not great film.
Quentin Quotables!! - Memorable Lines From "Jackie Brown"
"AK-47, the very best there is, when you absolutely, positively gotta kill every last mutha-f**ker in the room, accept no substitutes..." - - Ordelle Robbie
"My ass may be dumb, but I ain't no dumbass." - - Ordelle Robbie
Jackie Brown - De Niro and S. Jackson
#9. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
Cast: Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Samuel Jackson
Why It's #9: "Kill Bill Vol. 2" is the second volume of Tarantino's great revenge epic, which is good, but has a distinct drop-off in energy and action from the first volume, which set the bar extremely high. I enjoyed the flashback showing the Bride's (Thurman) training with the insulting martial arts master, Pai Mei, and there is a great knockdown drag out fight between the Bride and Elle Driver (Hannah). However, after all of the Bride's great lead up fights with the other members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, I found the climactic showdown with Bill (Carradine) to be a little disappointing, especially given the two-film build up. That being said, I really enjoyed this concluding volume, and loved the inclusion of Hong Kong martial arts legend, Sonny Chiba, as master swordsmith, Hattori Hanso.
Quentin Quotables!! - Memorable Lines From "Kill Bill Vol. II"
"Just like all Yankee women, all you are good at is ordering in restaurants... and spending a man's money!" - - Pai Mei
"Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey." - - Budd
Kill Bill Vol II - The Bride v. Elle Driver
#8. Deathproof (2007)
Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, Jordan Ladd, Vanessa Ferlito, Rose McGowan, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Why It's #8: "Death Proof" was initially released as the second part of the "Grind House" double feature, with Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror." "Grind House" was Tarantino and Rodriguez's homage to their childhood viewing of exploitation films in small local "grind house" theaters, and were released complete with some hilarious phony movie trailers in between the two films (a couple of which have now been actually made in to feature films). "Death Proof" involves a psychotic stuntman (Russell) who stalks young women before killing them in staged car accidents, with his "death proof" stunt car. That is before Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, and Zoe Bell's characters turn the tables on him in a hilariously violent car chase. This wild ride of a movie is basically Tarantino's "man-gasm," as it is filled with hot girls and classic muscle cars . . .and oh yea, I loved every minute of it!
Memorable Lines From "Death Proof"
"Are you going left or right? Right. That's too bad. Why? Because it was a fifty-fifty shot on whether you'd be going left or right. You see we're both going left. You could have just as easily been going left, too. And if that was the case, It would have been a while before you started getting scared. But since you're going the other way, I'm afraid you're gonna have to start getting scared immediately!" - - Stuntman Mike
"Hey, Pam, remember when I said this car was death proof? Well, that wasn't a lie. This car is 100% death proof. Only to get the benefit of it, honey, you REALLY need to be sitting in my seat." - - Stuntman Mike
"There are other things you can carry other than a gun. Pepper spray. Uh, motherf**ker tryna rape me? I don't wanna give him skin rash! I wanna shut that nigga down! How about a knife at least? Yeah, you know what happens to motherf**kers carry knives? They get shot!" - - Abernathy Ross & Kim Mathis
Deathproof - Official Trailer
#7. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Cast: Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen
Why It's #7:The final 7 films in my countdown, starting with "Kill Bill Vol. 1," are all movies that I've enjoyed watching multiple times (with the exception of "Django Unchained," which I have only seen once, but predict seeing many more times), and were extremely difficult for me to rank. All of them are so good, that any one of them could have arguably made my top spot.
"Kill Bill" is Tarantino's bloody homage to old school Hong Kong martial arts movies and '70's revenge flicks. It was originally filmed as one four-hour long movie, but Tarantino broke it into two separate volumes due to the long running time. While I liked Volume 2, I thought Volume 1 was incredible. Volume 1 sets up the revenge epic, as a pregnant Bride (Thurman) is beaten and shot in the head (while her groom and the rest of the wedding party are massacred), by Bill and his Deadly Vipers Assassination Squad, of which the Bride, a.k.a. "Black Mamba," was a former member. After lying comatose for four years, the Bride wakes up and leaves the hospital to seek revenge (after deservedly killing the perverted orderly, who she learned was taking money to allow strangers to have sex with her comatose body). In Volume 1, the Bride confronts and takes down Vernita Green (V. Fox) in an incredible knife fight, but that is only an appetizer for the main course, which is her bloody and lengthy battle with O'Ren-Ishi (Liu) and her henchmen, "The Crazy 88," and her personal bodyguard, the psychotic 17-year old, Gogo Yubari. This is probably one of, if not the best martial arts fight sequences ever filmed (no expense (or limbs!) were spared), and the Bride wearing an updated version of Bruce Lee's classic yellow and black striped jumpsuit from "Game of Death," was a great touch.
Memorable Lines From "Kill Bill Vol. 1"
"As your leader, I encourage you from time to time, and always in a respectful manner, to question my logic. If you're unconvinced that a particular plan of action I've decided is the wisest, tell me so, but allow me to convince you and I promise you right here and now, no subject will ever be taboo. Except, of course, the subject that was just under discussion. The price you pay for bringing up either my Chinese or American heritage as a negative is... I collect your f**king head. Just like this f**ker here. Now, if any of you sons of bitches got anything else to say, now's the f**king time!" - - O-Ren Ishi
You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you? You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did. Silly rabbit. Trix are... ...for kids." - - O-Ren Ishi & The Bride
Kill Bill Vol I - The Bride v. The Crazy 88s
#6. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Cast: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Fred Williamson, Tom Savini
Why It's #6: Although directed by Robert Rodriguez, "From Dusk Till Dawn" was based on a Tarantino screenplay. Only Tarantino could manage to successfully combine a "heist" film and a "vampire" flick, and being a big horror movie fan, I really enjoyed this movie and Tarantino's collision of the two genres. Clooney's Seth Gecko delivers some great lines throughout, but the dialogue in the opening scene between a liquor store clerk and Texas Ranger Earl McGraw (who despite being killed in this movie, also appears in "Kill Bill" and "Deathproof"), cracks me up every time I see it (sometimes my friends and I put in this DVD just to watch the opening scene). Tarantino also did a great acting job in his portrayal of Clooney's psychotic brother, Richie Gecko. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, this movie included one of the earliest onscreen appearances of the voluptuous Salma Hayek, who played the scantily clad stripper/vampire queen, Santanico Pandemonium, and performed an unforgettable stage dance with a giant snake (see below), which alone would justify putting this movie in my Top 6. Coincidentally, "From Dusk Till Dawn" also ranks high on my Top 20 List of Best Vampire Movies too.
Memorable Lines From "From Dusk Till Dawn"
"Rule #1: No noise, no questions. You make a noise...[holds up gun] ...Mister .44 makes a noise. You ask a question, Mister .44 answers it. Now are you absolutely, positively clear about Rule #1? Yes. Rule #2: You do what we say when we say it. If you don't, see Rule #1. Rule #3: Don't you ever try to f**king run on us. If you try to run, I've got six little friends, and they can all run faster than you can." - - Seth Gecko
"They look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires! Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f**k how crazy they are!!" - - Seth Gecko
"Well, your best better get a hell of a lot f**king better, or you are gonna feel a hell of a lot f**king worse." - - Seth Gecko
"Well, it's been one long goddamn hot miserable shit-ass f**kin' day every inch of the way." - - Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
"Jesus H. Christ, Pete, when you gonna learn that microwave food'll kill you faster than a bullet? Them damn burritos ain't good for nothin' but a hippie, ...when he's high on weed. ..." - - Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
From Dusk Til Dawn - Opening Scene
From Dusk Till Dawn - Salma Hayek Dance Scene
# 5. Django Unchained (2012)
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Samuel Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins, James Remar
Why It's #5: "Django Unchained" is another masterpiece by Tarantino, and well deserving of the five Golden Globe nominations it has already received in the short time since its release (including for Best Picture), as well as all of the Oscar buzz. Unlike the other movies on this list, I am ranking this film after only having seen it once. So it is possible that after a few more viewings, this one could move higher up my list.
For those who have yet to see it, the movie is Tarantino's homage to the "spaghetti westerns" from his youth, but with the slant that it takes place in the South and tackles the issue of slavery (Tarantino has called it a "Southern," rather than a "Western"). While the movie includes the usual great Tarantino dialogue and levity (there is a hilarious scene involving Jonah Hill and a bunch of pre-KKK lynch mob followers discussing how difficult it is to see out of their hoods and to ride at the same time), it in no way makes light of slavery (despite what Spike Lee might think), and actually shines a light on some of the barbarism that no doubt took place during this time. The movie revolves around a slave named Django (he'll tell you the "D" is silent), who is freed by a German bounty hunter to help him track down and identify some wanted killers, and who eventually agrees to help Django free his slave wife. Christoph Waltz is fantastic as the German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz, who uses his prior profession as a dentist, as cover for his bounty hunting, and Leonardo Dicaprio is great as Calvin Candie, the plantation owner in possession of Django's wife, who has a weakness for Mandingo fighting. This film is bold and bloody and includes plenty of great cameos appearances from classic character actors that we have come to expect from a Tarantino film, including appearances by Don Johnson, Tom Wopat (of "Dukes of Hazard" fame), James Remar, Bruce Dern, Tom Savini, Zoe Bell, Walton Goggins, the aforementioned Jonah Hill, and of course, Samuel Jackson (who's role is more than a cameo), and Quentin Tarantino himself, who exits the film in explosive fashion.
Memorable Lines From "Django Unchained"
"How do you like the bounty-hunting business? Kill white people and get paid for it? What's not to like?" - - Dr. King Schultz & Django
"Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now, you have my attention." - - Calvin Candie
Django Unchained - Official Trailer - Official Trailer
#4. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Harvey Keitel (voice only), Samuel Jackson (voice only)
Why It's #4: "Inglourious Basterds" is Tarantino's highest-grossing film to date, and received multiple awards and nominations, including eight Academy Award nominations. This World War II film tells the story of a "take-no-prisoners" group of Jewish-American soldiers who were dropped behind enemy lines to strike fear in to the Nazis (baseball bat beatings by the legendary "Bear Jew," scalping, and carving swastikas into Nazi's heads can do that), and involves two separate plots to assassinate the Nazi Germany high command, including Adolf Hitler. This movie probably has the single best performance by any actor in a Tarantino film. Christoph Waltz's scene stealing portrayal of SS Colonel Hans Landa was frighteningly good, and he deservedly won multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Aside from simply enjoying seeing the brutality inflicted on many Nazis by the Basterds throughout the film, I loved the unexpected alternate reality conclusion brought to Hitler's reign.
Memorable Lines From "Inglourious Basterds"
"You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, Business is a-boomin'." - - Lt. Aldo Raine
"You didn't say the goddamn rendezvous was in a f**kin' basement. I didn't know. You said it was in a tavern. It is a tavern. Yeah, in a basement. You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!" - - Lt. Aldo Raine & Lt. Archie Hicox
Inglourious Basterds - Interrogation Scene
#3. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Cast: Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Quentin Tarantino, Lawrence Tierney
Why It's #3: "Reservoir Dogs" was Tarantino's first, and some still say his best, directorial work. Tarantino's directorial debut was a low-budget independent film that, while not a box office hit when it was first released, quickly became a cult classic. In fact, it was later named by Empire magazine as the "Greatest Independent Film of All Time." The story revolves around a jewelry heist gone wrong, and the events that take place before and after, as the surviving criminals try to figure out if they were set up by a police informant within the gang. This movie has some absolutely classic lines and scenes, including one of the most unforgettable movie scenes ever, as Michael Madsen's psychotic "Mr. Blonde" ruthlessly tortures a uniform cop by cutting off his ear, all the while listening and dancing calmly to the classic '70's song "Stuck In The Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel. Also, the often-quoted scenes involving Mr. Pink's rationalization for why he doesn't tip, and Mr. Brown's explanation of the meaning of Madonna's song "Like A Virgin," are hilarious and classic Tarantino, and I will never forget the first time I saw the intense and bloody standoff conclusion.
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Quentin Quotables!! - Memorable Lines From "Reservoir Dogs"
"Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular f**k machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick. How many dicks is that? A lot." - - Mr. Brown
The "Like A Virgin" movie line above is such a classic that it made it on to ShortList.com's list of 50 Best Opening Lines in Movies.
"You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." - - Mr. White
"I don't tip because society says I have to." - - Mr. Pink
"If you f**king beat this prick long enough, he'll tell you he started the goddamn Chicago fire, now that don't necessarily make it f**king so!" - - Nice Guy Eddie
"Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or are you gonna bite?" - - Mr. Blonde
"Hey, why am I Mr. Pink?
Because you're a faggot.
Why can't we pick our own colors?
No way, no way. Tried it once, doesn't work. You got four guys all fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black, but they don't know each other, so nobody wants to back down. No way. I pick. You're Mr. Pink. Be thankful you're not Mr. Yellow.
Yeah, but Mr. Brown is a little too close to Mr. Shit.
Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy. How 'bout if I'm Mr. Purple? That sounds good to me. I'll be Mr. Purple.
You're not Mr. Purple. Some guy on some other job is Mr. Purple. Your Mr. PINK." - - Mr. Pink, Joe, & Mr. Brown
Reservoir Dogs - Tipping Scene
#2. True Romance (1993)
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel Jackson, James Gandolfini, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, Michael Rappaport, Bronson Pinchot
Why It's #2: "True Romance" was my first taste of Tarantino's film writing style, and still holds a special place in my profanity loving, cinema-violence craving heart. Although not directed by Tarantino, this underrated movie was a breakthrough for him, as it marked his first screenplay for a major motion picture. The story, which involves a comic book store clerk who falls in love with, and marries a hooker (after one night together), then kills her pimp and accidentally takes a suitcase full of cocaine stolen from the mob, and subsequently goes on the run, has arguably the best cast of any Tarantino movie, as well as some of the best dialogue and scenes. In one of his earliest screen appearances, Brad Pitt steals all of his too few scenes, and adds some great comic relief as an unforgettable stoner named Floyd. However, the scene where, Hollywood legends, Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper face-off, has some of the best dialogue on screen and is still one of my all time favorite movie scenes. There are some almost equally incredible scenes involving showdowns between Slater and Oldman, and Arquette and Gandolfini. Not to mention the climactic "Mexican Standoff" between the mob, the police, and a pair of bodyguards with automatic weapons who make it very clear that they "hate cops."
Memorable Lines From "True Romance"
"If there's one thing this whole experience has taught me, it's that it's better to have a gun and not need it, than need a gun and not have it." - - Clarence Worley
"I give up, who are you? The Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you've never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you." - - Vincenzo Coccotti
"We got everything here from a little-eyed-joe, to a damned-if-I-know..." - - Drexl Spivey
"He must've thought it was white boy day. It ain't white boy day is it? Nah man, it ain't white boy day." - - Drexl Spivey
"Wha... you want me to suck his d**k?? NO, I said 'who the f**k is Dick??'" - - Elliot Blitzer & Lee Donowitz
True Romance - Walken v. Hopper Scene
Second Best Tarantino Movie???
From reviewing people's comments and poll votes, it appears that "Pulp Fiction" is generally considered to be the best Tarantino movie of all time. Also, it appears that most people disagree with my pick of "True Romance" as the second best Tarantino movie, with most people insisting that either "Reservoir Dogs" or "Inglourious Basterds" is the 2nd best Tarantino movie. So which is it?
In your opinion, what is the Second Best Tarantino Movie? And Why?
"Reservoir Dogs," was his first and possibly best film (after "Pulp Fiction")!!
#1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth
Why It's #1: Do you have to ask? "Pulp Fiction" is the quintessential Tarantino flick that includes all of the patented Tarantino-isms that have made him famous. The movie is a crime film known for its fantastic lines and dialogue, perfect mix of humor and violence, and is told in a character driven, non-linear method, with multiple intersecting story lines. I knew I was going to love this movie the second "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny" casually pulled their guns out in a diner (after finishing their meals) and told the other customers not to move or they would "execute every last f**king one of them." The ensemble cast is incredible, and the soundtrack is almost as good as the movie itself. This movie single handedly revitalized John Travolta's career, and was deservedly nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Since its debut, the format and feel of "Pulp Fiction" has been often imitated, but never duplicated.
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Quentin Quotables!! - Memorable Lines From "Pulp Fiction"
"I'm gonna get medieval on yo ass." - - Marsellus Wallace
"You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France? They don't call it a quarter pounder with cheese? No, they got the metric system, they wouldn't know what the f**k a quarter pound is. SO what do they call it? Royale with cheese. Royale with cheese! what do they call a big mac? Well a big mac's a big mac, but they call it, le big mac." - - Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield
"Bring out the gimp." - - Zed
"Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals. Yeah, but bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good. Hey, a sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie but I'd never know cause I wouldn't eat the filthy mother f**ker." - - Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield
"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - - Butch Coolidge
"I got a threshold, Jules. I got a threshold for the abuse that I will take. Now, right now, I'm a f**kin' race car, right, and you got me the red. And I'm just sayin', I'm just sayin' that it's f**kin' dangerous to have a race car in the f**kin' red. That's all. I could blow. Oh! Oh! You ready to blow?Yeah, I'm ready to blow. Well, I'm a mushroom-cloud-layin' motherf**ker, motherf**ker! Every time my fingers touch brain, I'm Superfly T.N.T., I'm the Guns of the Navarone! IN FACT, WHAT THE F**K AM I DOIN' IN THE BACK? YOU'RE THE MOTHERF**KER WHO SHOULD BE ON BRAIN DETAIL! We're f**kin' switchin'! I'm washin' the windows, and you're pickin' up this ni**er's skull!" - - Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield
Pulp Fiction - Royale With Cheese
What Is Tarantino Up To Next?
It was rumored that Tarantino would begin working on "Kill Bill Vol. 3," following the release of "Django Unchained," which was said to involve the now grown up daughter of Vernita Green (V. Fox), seeking revenge against The Bride for the murder of her mother.
However, it is now rumored that Tarantino enjoyed the Western genre so much, he is working on another one tentatively titled "The Hateful Eight," , which sounds like it could be an homage to such great westerns like "The Wild Bunch" and "The Magnificent Seven."
Which Quentin Tarantino Movie Was the Best?
What Is Your Favorite Quentin Tarantino Movie of All Time?
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- More great quotes and lines from "Reservoir Dogs"
Even more quotable lines from "Reservoir Dogs."
- Tarantino Pop Culture References
Ever wonder how many pop culture references Tarantino has put in his films. This link is to a great video that shows every single Tarantino pop culture reference included in all of his films, chronologically.
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