Can You Match the Quote to the Tarantino Movie?



By: Ian Fortey

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Quentin Tarantino is, hands down, one of the greatest film directors of all time. The movies he's made are not just exciting, but they're also thought-provoking, always entertaining, chock-full of amazing performances from incredible actors both old and new and, of course, they're quotable. So very quotable. After "Pulp Fiction" burst onto the scene, you couldn't have a conversation about film without someone mentioning it and someone quoting from it extensively. You can still buy that infamous wallet all over the place to this very day. 

Tarantino has gone on to direct nine films in his career, and each one has been a standout in its own way. Though themes may be repeated and he's fond of using the same actors, again and again, each film has been its own unique masterpiece that is incredibly rewatchable and enjoyable. 

If you consider yourself to be a Tarantino fanatic and you know everything from "Reservoir Dogs" to "Jackie Brown" like the back of your own hand, if you can tell a quote in the voice of Mr. Pink from one in the voice of John "The Hangman" Ruth, then you should have no problem matching all of these memorable Tarantino quotes to the movies in which they appeared.  

Which movie features the line "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize"?

In "Reservoir Dogs," Harvey Keitel's Mr. White is enjoying a moment of levity with the rest of the crew while we get to know everyone as a character when he drops this line. Keitel was Tarantino's first choice to be in the film, and he was instrumental in getting it made after he read the script and loved it.


"That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the f*** up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence" is from which film?

Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega are spending some time together when Mia says this to Vincent. Though Tarantino has collaborated with Uma Thurman several times, Michelle Pfeiffer was allegedly his first choice for Mia. Other candidates included Isabella Rossellini, Joan Cusack, Halle Berry and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


"That was the best acting I've seen in my whole life" comes from which of these films?

This line is said to Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Rick, who is also an actor, in "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood." A young actress who Rick is working with gives the has-been actor a much-needed confidence boost. Unlike Rick, DiCaprio has had an extraordinarily successful career.


"This tipping automatically, it’s for the birds" is heard in which of these movies?

This is one of the more famous parts of "Reservoir Dogs." Steve Buscemi lays down his philosophy on tipping, which has gone on to inspire many other conversations in the years since. If you're curious about the title of the movie, keep being curious. Tarantino has never, ever properly explained what a reservoir dog might be.


You know which movie gave us "They call it a Royale with Cheese," right?

Vincent is explaining the finer points of French fast food to Jules in "Pulp Fiction" when he says that a Quarter Pounder is called a Royale with Cheese. Word is that Samuel L. Jackson almost lost his role in the movie, even though it may have been written for him, when Paul Calderon auditioned and Tarantino loved him.


Which movie features the line "Anybody order fried sauerkraut?"

Leonardo DiCaprio gets to flex his grindhouse muscles just a little bit with this scene from "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood," in which he portrays a Nazi hunter decked out with a flame thrower. Tarantino has said that DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who plays the stunt double of DiCaprio's character, are the best duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman.


Do you know where the line "Zed’s dead, baby" is from?

Bruce Willis is explaining who Zed, the previous owner of his motorcycle, is. Bruce Willis signed on to the film at the urging of his friend Harvey Keitel. His role was originally written for Matt Dillon, but Tarantino tweaked it for an older actor to get Bruce Willis involved.


"When you absolutely, positively got to kill every m*****f***** in the room, accept no substitutes" comes from which movie?

This line comes courtesy of Samuel L. Jackson in "Jackie Brown." Robert Forster got an Academy Award nomination for this movie, which was a big boost for his career. Tarantino met him in a restaurant to give him the script, since he didn't even have an agent anymore.


Which movie features the lines "The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m trying, Ringo. I’m trying real hard to be the shepherd"?

Jules is explaining how he understands a famous Bible quote when he drops this line on the diner robber he calls Ringo. The character also goes by the name of Pumpkin and is played by Tim Roth. Tarantino wrote the role for him specifically.


In which film does Samuel L. Jackson say, "Oh, you believe in Jesus now, huh, b****? Good, ’cause you ’bout to meet him”?

You can always count on Sam Jackson to have some memorable lines in a Tarantino film, and this one comes from "The Hateful Eight." Tarantino cited "Reservoir Dogs" as an influence on this film, which is weird since "Reservoir Dogs" is his own movie.


"You're Rick f****** Dalton! Don't you forget that" comes from which movie?

Brad Pitt drops this line in "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" and it was actually an ad-libbed line from Pitt, not part of Tarantino's script. Apparently this exact same line was said to Pitt himself when he was an up-and-coming actor — with his name, not Dalton's, of course.


In which movie will you hear someone say, "That woman deserves her revenge, and we deserve to die"?

Michael Madsen says this line about Uma Thurman's character in "Kill Bill." Despite how popular Tarantino was at the time this movie came out, many actors turned down the role of Bill, including Jack Nicholson, Burt Reynolds, Mickey Rourke and Kurt Russell.


You remember the movie that features the line "Say ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you, I double dare you, m*****f*****," right?

Samuel L. Jackson's Jules is losing his cool a bit when he says this in "Pulp Fiction." Early in the script's development, Jules and Vincent were envisioned as being a pair of British gangsters, played by Tim Roth and Gary Oldman.


"You can’t trust Melanie, but you can trust Melanie to be Melanie" is from which movie?

Samuel L. Jackson's character tosses out this line in the movie "Jackie Brown." The character of Melanie is played by Bridget Fonda, who, in the movie, watches another movie called "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" that starred her real life father, Peter Fonda.


In which film does a character say, "You know, fightin’ in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you’re fightin’ in a basement"?

Brad Pitt's character drops this line in "Inglourious Basterds." The title of the movie is famously misspelled. Tarantino has said that he won't explain why because it would ruin the artistic flair to do so.


"Oooh, that’s a bingo! Is that the way you say it?" comes from which movie?

Christoph Waltz says this line as Colonel Landa in "Inglourious Basterds." Before finding Waltz, Tarantino was afraid he'd never find an actor to play the part, as no one seemed up to the task. Obviously, Waltz handled it well.


"That’s a pretty f****** good milkshake. I don’t know if it’s worth five dollars, but it’s pretty f****** good" is heard in which movie?

Vincent Vega famously samples Mia Wallace's $5 milkshake in "Pulp Fiction." Tarantino apparently made John Travolta the offer of being in one of two films — either "Pulp Fiction" or "From Dusk Till Dawn." Travolta probably made the right choice.


Do you remember which movie features the line "Normally I would say, 'Auf wiedersehen,' but since what 'auf wiedersehen' actually means is 'till I see you again,' and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir, I say goodbye"?

Dr. King Shultz, played by Christoph Waltz, says this line in "Django Unchained." The horse that Jamie Foxx rides in the movie is actually the actor's horse, which he'd owned for years prior to the movie's release.


The famous line "I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my a** for two years" comes from which movie?

In what has to be one of the most memorable scenes in the movie, Christopher Walken tells a young Butch about hiding his dad's pocket watch during the war. Walken pauses dramatically during this scene, not because he was supposed to, but because he actually forgot his line.


Do you remember which movie includes the words "Well, damn if you ain't so sweet you make salt taste just like sugar"?

The very creepy Stuntman Mike says this line in "Death Proof." The idea for this movie came from Tarantino's friend Sean Penn, who told the director that, for the right amount of money, a stunt team could death proof any car he wanted.


Can you place the film that features the line "You must have big rats if you need Hattori Hanzo's steel"?

The Bride needs a sword from legendary sword maker Hattori Hanzo in "Kill Bill." Shin'ichi Chiba, the actor who played Hattori Hanzo, actually does make katanas in real life, which is why he's so convincing in the role.


In which film did the famous line "I'm a get medieval on your a**" appear?

Marsellus Wallace utters this line in "Pulp Fiction" before something very bad happens. Many people have speculated as to why the character had a Band-Aid on the back of his head. Tarantino has said it was because Ving Rhames cut himself shaving.


The very cool "Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie? Or are you gonna bite?” line comes from which film?

The super unstable Mr. Blonde says this line in "Reservoir Dogs." Mr. Blonde's real name in the movie is Vic Vega, and John Travolta's character in "Pulp Fiction" is Vincent Vega. Tarantino intended to make a prequel about the two of them as brothers but dropped it when too much time passed and the actors became too old to play their younger selves.


"Business is a-boomin'" is from which of these films?

Brad Pitt's character uses this line in reference to the business of killing Nazis in "Inglourious Basterds." No one says the word "inglorious" at any point in the movie, but Brad Pitt's character does have it etched into his rifle stock.


"Do you find me sadistic?" is the line that opens which movie?

Bill says this line in a voiceover at the beginning of "Kill Bill" while looking over Uma Thurman's character. David Carradine was cast as Bill in the movie after Warren Beatty left the project.


"When you get to hell, John, tell 'em Daisy sent you" comes from which movie?

This line comes from Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." Numerous actresses were considered for the role of Daisy Domergue before Jennifer Jason Leigh got it, including Katee Sackhoff, Geena Davis and Demi Moore.


We know "the D is silent," thanks to which movie?

Jamie Foxx's Django explains how to spell his name to a curious bar patron who asks if he knows how. The actor who asks him how to spell it is Franco Nero. Nero played Django in the original movie that inspired Tarantino's.


What movie brought us the line "I don't wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you're standing in my way, one way or the other, you're gettin' outta my way"?

Mr. Pink says this line in "Reservoir Dogs," in a bit of a twist for the character who generally doesn't seem very tough. Tarantino made this movie on a budget, and some actors provided their own clothes. That's why Steve Buscemi's Mr. Pink is wearing black jeans.


Do you remember which movie features the line "nine nine nine point nine nine nine times out of a million you would be correct"?

Many of the lines delivered by Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds" are pretty memorable. He speaks four different languages in the film, though in real life he didn't know Italian, so he had to learn enough for the role.


In which film did you hear "You open your mouth, you gonna get a bullet. Move a little sudden, a little strange, you gonna get a bullet"?

Count on Samuel L. Jackson to deliver a stylish threat, like he did with this line in "The Hateful Eight." The script for this movie was leaked online, and Tarantino was going to scrap the whole project until he was convinced that it was still worth making.


"That is a tasty burger!" comes to us courtesy of which film?

There's a lot of food talk in "Pulp Fiction," and this line comes from Samuel L. Jackson's Jules. One of Jackson's famous lines, in which he quotes a Bible verse, came back as a sight gag in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier": the same verse was inscribed on Nick Fury's grave.


"If I have to tell you to shut up one more time, I'm gonna shut you up" is in which movie?

Pam Grier drops this line in "Jackie Brown." In the original story the character's name is Jackie Burke, but Tarantino changed it to Brown as a tribute to Pam Grier's famous character "Foxy Brown" from the 1970s.


"Torture you? That's a good idea. I like that one, sounds fun" is from which movie?

Mr. Blonde says this line in "Reservoir Dogs" before he does torture someone. The warehouse in which Mr. Blonde does the torturing wasn't actually a warehouse but an old mortuary that they were able to film in.


In which movie do you hear the line "Marcel, burn it down"?

This line comes straight from "Inglourious Basterds," before the movie theater gets torched. In the real world, during World War II, there was a group known as "Masters' Bastards," known for their fighting prowess against the Japanese forces.


"It's the one that says bad m*****f*****" is said in which film?

Everyone wanted the wallet Samuel L. Jackson was referring to with this line in "Pulp Fiction." It wasn't even a prop they made up for the movie — it was Quentin Tarantino's actual wallet, which is the most Quentin Tarantino thing ever.


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