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Pulp Fiction (Movies)

"This is a career defining moment you're passing up. I mean, hello, Travolta, Pulp Fiction."
"Really. It's that good?"
"It's better than that good."

Trina leaves out something very important as she tries to persuade Aaron to do her scabby boyfriend's flick. The thing about Travolta is this. He has really lousy taste in film role choices. Having got his big break in two classics of the late '70s, he proceeded to piss it all away with turkeys like Perfect and Two of a Kind. Then, miracle of miracles, with his career in richly deserved doldrums for being such a fool as to not hire somebody with a modicum of taste to advise him, he was offered a part in Quentin Tarantino's second movie, a superb time-twisting, intertwining set of tales about a couple of hitmen, a burned-out boxer, a gangster's wife and a couple of bandits. Travolta, as one of the hitmen, was great in it. It revived his career, and he resumed his leading man and star status. Then he did Battlefield Earth. Anyone sensing a pattern?

1.19 "Hot Dogs"

"What?"
"Say what again, I dare ya! I double dare ya!"
"What? Aaaaah! God! Someone wrote "terrorist" at Babylon Gardens?"
"Check out the big brain on Brett!"

Veronica rips the dialogue of Samuel L. Jackson's character Jules in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction when she confronts the idiots who think shooting random people in the street with paintballs is good, clean fun. Thankfully for the boys, Veronica gets her point across with neon green paint instead of warm, gushing blood. What would we have given to have heard her take on Ezekial 25:17. "The path of the righteous girl is beset on all sides by the iniquities of popularity and the tyranny of ratings. Blessed is she, who in the name of quality television and witty dialogue, shepherds the faithful through the valley of darkness, for she is truly the lost's keeper and the finder of little mysteries. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my show. And you will know my name is Veronica when I lay my vengeance upon thee with a paintball gun."

3.16 "Un-American Graffiti"
Who's Who bio: John Travolta
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