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Check Out Quentin Tarantino's Fascinating Original Wish List for the 'Pulp Fiction' Cast

By Dustin Rowles | Mindhole Blowers | September 14, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Mindhole Blowers | September 14, 2016 |

Over on Reddit, they have posted Quentin Tarantino’s original wish list for the cast of Pulp Fiction, and it’s interesting not for the actual first choices (Tarantino landed all of his first choices except for the part of Vincent and Lance (and Michael Madsen and John Cusack must be kicking themselves), but for who his back-up choices were.

Denzel as Vincent Vega? Phoebe Cates as Honey Bunny? JASMINE GUY as Jody? Things could’ve turned out so much differently.


It can’t be seen here, but Harvey Keitel’s back-up for The Wolf was also Warren Beaty.

And for a refresher, here’s what those actual characters looked like in the film:

Pumpkin (Tim Roth)


Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer)


Vincent Vega (John Travolta)


Lance (Eric Stoltz)


Jody (Patricia Arquette)



Also, if you’re a huge fan of Pulp Fiction, you should really pick up Jason Bailey’s Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece. It’s very good, and makes a great gift.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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