A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
A young F.B.I. cadet (Jodie Foster) must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to help catch another serial killer (Ted Levine), a madman who skins his victims.
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The lead character, called 'The Bride,' was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, led by her lover 'Bill.' Upon realizing she was pregnant with Bill's child, 'The Bride' decided to escape her life as a killer. She fled to Texas, met a young man, who, on the day of their wedding rehearsal was gunned down by an angry and jealous Bill (with the assistance of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). Four years later, 'The Bride' wakes from a coma, and discovers her baby is gone. She, then, decides to seek revenge upon the five people who destroyed her life and killed her baby. The saga of Kill Bill Volume I begins.Written by
As Earl McGraw (Michael Parks) arrives at the Two Pines crime scene, there are several shades of sunglasses side-by-side on the dashboard of his car. Tarantino is paying homage to the H.B. Halicki car chase classics Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) and The Junkman (1982) where star/director Halicki also placed sunglasses next to each other on the dashboard of cars he drove. See more »
The Bride always pronounces O-Ren's name incorrectly. She says Oshee-ee, distinctly pronouncing the letter "i" twice. Oshii in Japanese rhymes with the French word marquee. Each i is pronounced, but there is no stop between them. See more »
Do you find me sadistic? You know, I bet I could fry an egg on your head right now, if I wanted to. You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. Well, maybe towards those other... jokers, but not you. No Kiddo, at this moment, this is me at my most...
Bill... it's your baby...
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The opening title cards read "The fourth film by Quentin Tarantino". See more »
The print which places the "Written and Directed ..." credit before the final scene has The Bride talking to Bill on the church porch fade to full color when she asks "How did you find me?", whereas the other print only colorizes her eyes and earrings. See more »
Thumbs were kind of going up, but were chopped off
I saw the movie in the local cinema and well, I went in with mixed expectations and left with mixed feelings about the new Tarantino movie. I expected to see a lot of milking of seventies cinema, television and music and I think Tarantino milked the whole decade dry, or what was left of it after his earlier movies, in this first part of Kill Bill. The main reason I want to see part two is to see what could possibly be left to milk from the seventies to fill up the second part of the movie. As a fan of seventies cinema, television and music I feel irritated by the use of the Green Hornet theme music and other such milking, it feels cheap and too easy to me. But these irritations aside I loved Uma Thurman in this movie and it's great to see her carry a lead and hack away like she means it. Hack away FOR A WHILE, that is, not for a whole hour. Halfway through the big lengthy kung fu massacre I was really starting to look at my watch and thinking this is ridiculous by any standard, comedy, horror, drama or whatever. Can we just kill Bill and get it over with?
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