Here Is How Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ Connects To ‘Reservoir Dogs’ And More

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Long before Marvel Studios popularized the cinematic concept of a shared universe, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino was interweaving his films back when he first came on the scene.

In Pulp Fiction, for example, John Travolta’s character is named Vincent Vega, which is the same last name as Michael Madsen’s character in Reservoir Dogs, Vic Vega. In fact, there was even a time when Tarantino explored the possibility of making a film about the slickly-dressed murderous duo.

There’s also the story that Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace tells Vincent when the two are out to dinner about the TV pilot she shot that essentially outlines the team of assassins in Kill Bill.

“There was a blonde one, she was the leader. The Japanese fox was a kung fu master. The black girl was a demolition expert. The French fox’s specialty was sex. The character I played was the deadliest woman in the world with a knife,” Wallace explains.

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Those characters described in Pulp would then go on to appear in the Kill Bill films a decade later in the form of Daryl Hannah’s Elle Driver, Lucy Liu’s O-Ren Ishii, Vivica A. Fox’s Vernita Green, Julie Dreyfus’ Sofie Fatale, and Thurman’s The Bride.

Tarantino’s cinematic universe even had a shared brand of cigarettes, as Red Apple cigarettes appear in the following Tarantino films: Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn (which he wrote and acted in), Kill Bill Vol. 1, Planet Terror (which he produced), Inglourious Basterds, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.


According to Tarantino, his upcoming tenth film, reportedly titled The Movie Critic, will be his last. Given that the film will reportedly take place in 1970s Los Angeles, it’s very likely that the main character is not just a smoker, but a Red Apple enjoyer.

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