Great Job, Internet!: The ongoing mystery of how many “fucks” are in Pulp Fiction

While IMDB trivia pages are typically an unassaible font of information, a rare discrepancy has just been found in the site’s list of Pulp Fiction‘s many curiosities. The trivia page for Quentin Tarantino’s bloody, seminal sophomore feature clocks the film’s utterances of “fuck” at 265, while this new video from JoBlo has mined two more (with the video evidence to back it up), upping the “fuck” count to 267. Contrast all of this with StorySaysCreations edit from last year, which only found 258 while counting every swear word in the movie.

It used to be a fun game, this hunt for every swear in Hollywood’s most profane films, but the striking disparity in the results says something about the effectiveness of Tarantino’s use of cursing. He’s one of those rare artists that can mine the musicality of a good swear, interweaving them into …

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