1994's Pulp Fiction is definitely a quotable movie. Quentin Tarantino's crime film, starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, contains some highly memorable dialogue that combines elements of humor—and violence, of course. Filled with intelligent monologues and conversations, including that famous speech by Jules, Pulp Fiction was a hit with fans and with critics.
The movie garnered multiple Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Travolta), Best Supporting Actor (Jackson) and Best Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman). Tarantino and co-writer Roger Avary won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (which gives any potential remake quite a reputation to live up to). Some of the speeches are now favorites to memorize, but there are short quotes that are just as memorable. Read on for some memorable Pulp Fiction quotes.
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5. Zed's Dead
Fabienne: "Whose motorcycle is this?"
Butch: "It's a chopper, baby."
Fabienne: "Whose chopper is this?"
Butch: "It's Zed's."
Fabienne: "Who's Zed?"
Butch: "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."
That's right, Butch. Zed is very dead, and it's high time that you and your girlfriend GET out of town. Quickly!Is this a great line?
6. Like Three Little Fonzies
Jules: "Now Yolanda, we're not gonna do anything stupid, are we?"
Yolanda: "You don't hurt him."
Jules: "Nobody's gonna hurt anybody. We're gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda what's Fonzie like?"
Yolanda: "He's cool."
Jules: "Correctamundo. And that's what we're gonna be. We're gonna be cool. Now Ringo, I'm gonna count to three, and when I count three, you let go of your gun, and sit your a** down. But when you do it, you do it cool. Ready? One... two... three."
[Ringo sits down opposite Jules]
Yolanda: "All right, now you let him go."
Jules: "Yolanda, I thought you said you were gonna be cool. Now when you yell at me, it makes me nervous. And when I get nervous, I get scared. And when m**********rs get scared, that's when m**********rs accidentally get shot."
Yolanda: "You just know, you touch him, you die."
Jules: "Well, that seems to be the situation. But I don't want that. And you don't want that. And Ringo here *definitely* doesn't want that."
Who can hold in a snicker when Jules says "Correctamundo?" Brilliant dialogue is a highlight of Pulp Fiction, from start to finish, and Samuel L. Jackson delivers like never before.Is this a great line?
7. Transitional Period
Jules: "Normally, both your a**es would be dead as f**king fried chicken, but you happen to pull this s**t while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you. But I can't give you this case, it don't belong to me. Besides, I've already been through too much s**t this morning over this case to hand it over to your dumb a**."
Jules most definitely has anger issues - and he's seriously lacking in patience. He doesn't suffer fools well, now does he?Is this a great line?
8. About Foot Massages
Vincent: "Have you ever given a foot massage?"
Jules: [scoffs] "Don't be tellin' me about foot massages. I'm the foot f**kin' master."
Vincent: "Given a lot of 'em?"
Jules: "S**t yeah. I got my technique down and everything, I don't be ticklin' or nothin'."
Vincent: "Would you give a guy a foot massage?"
Jules: "F**k you."
Vincent: "You give them a lot?"
Jules: "F**k you."
Vincent: "You know, I'm getting kinda tired. I could use a foot massage myself."
Jules: "Man, you best back off, I'm gittin' a little pissed here."
This dialogue is a great example of the humor in 'Pulp Fiction' - so many scenes between Travolta and Jackson play this way.Is this a great line?