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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)


Coming Out at 10 October 2003 in theaters

Action, Crime, Thriller

Kill Bill: Volume 1 is martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Uma Thurman as the Bride, who swears revenge on a team of assassins (Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Vivica A. Fox) and their leader, Bill (David Carradine), after they try to kill her and her unborn child. Her journey takes her to Tokyo, where she battles the yakuza.

Tarantino conceived Kill Bill as an homage to grindhouse cinema, including martial arts films, samurai cinema, blaxploitation films, and spaghetti Westerns. It features an anime sequence by Production I.G. It is the first of two Kill Bill films made in a single production; the films were originally set for a single release, but the film, with a runtime of over four hours, was divided in two. Volume 1 became Tarantino’s highest-grossing film up to that point, earning over $180 million at the box office. Kill Bill: Volume 2 was released the next year, on April 16, 2004.

A woman in a wedding dress, the Bride, lies wounded in a chapel in El Paso, Texas, having been attacked by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She tells their leader, Bill, that she is pregnant with his baby just before he shoots her in the head.

Four years later, having survived the attack, the Bride goes to the home of Vernita Green, planning to kill her. Both women were members of the assassination squad, which has since disbanded; Vernita now leads a normal suburban family life. They engage in a knife fight, but are interrupted by the arrival of Vernita’s young daughter, Nikki. The Bride agrees to meet Vernita at night to settle the matter, but when Vernita tries to surprise the Bride with a pistol hidden in a box of cereal, the Bride throws a knife into Vernita’s chest, killing her. Nikki witnesses the killing, and the Bride acknowledges that Nikki may one day seek her own vengeance for her mother’s death.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman

Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, David Carradine


Uma ThurmanThe Bride
Lucy LiuO-Ren Ishii
Vivica A. FoxVernita Green
Daryl HannahElle Driver
David CarradineBill
Michael MadsenBudd
Julie DreyfusSofie Fatale
Chiaki KuriyamaGogo Yubari
Shin’ichi ChibaHattori Hanzo
Chia-Hui LiuJohnny Mo
Michael ParksEarl McGraw
Michael BowenBuck
Jun KunimuraBoss Tanaka
Kenji OhbaBald Guy (Sushi Shop)
Yuki KazamatsuriProprietor
James ParksEdgar McGraw
Sakichi SatoCharlie Brown
Jonathan LoughranTrucker
Yoshiyuki MorishitaTokyo Business Man
Tetsuro ShimaguchiCrazy 88 #1 (Miki)
Kazuki KitamuraCrazy 88 #2
Yoji TanakaCrazy 88 #3
Issey TakahashiCrazy 88 #4
So YamanakaCrazy 88 #5
Juri ManaseCrazy 88 #6 (Girl)
Akaji MaroBoss Ozawah
Goro DaimonBoss Honda
Shun SugataBoss Benta
Jin Zhan ZhangBoss Orgami
Xiaohui HuYoung 88 (Spanked Boy)
Ambrosia KelleyNikki Bell
Sachiko FujiiThe 5, 6, 7, 8’s
Yoshiko YamaguchiThe 5, 6, 7, 8’s
Ronnie Yoshiko FujiyamaThe 5, 6, 7, 8’s
Shu Lan TuanOkinawa Airline Ticket Agent
Ai MaedaO-Ren (anime sequence) (voice)
Naomi KusumiBoss Matsumoto (anime sequence) (voice)
Hikaru MidorikawaPretty Riki (anime sequence) (voice)
Michael KuroiwaCrazy 88 Fighter
Christopher Allen NelsonThe Groom
Stevo PolyiTim

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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