Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy neo-noir crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film is known for its nonlinear narrative structure, which interweaves several parallel storylines that revolve around the Los Angeles criminal underworld.
The film follows the lives of several characters, including hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent's boss Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman), Marcellus' wife. The storylines intersect at various points and involve a series of violent and comedic events, including a hit gone wrong, a drug deal, and a mysterious briefcase.
Pulp Fiction was a critical and commercial success and has become a cult classic. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won for Best Original Screenplay. The film's unique narrative structure, memorable characters, and memorable dialogue have made it a defining work of the 1990s and a seminal entry in the crime film genre.