Friday, March 14, 2014



In September of 1996, Jerry Lawless had to supply an alibi for the night of a murder.  He told DI Henry Crabbe that he had been to the cinema to catch the latest Tarantino picture.

As a director, Quentin Tarantino didn't have any new movies released in 1996.  The nearest one to that time was "Four Rooms" in 1995 and he only directed one segment of that anthology film.  I doubt anyone would go calling it a Tarantino picture.

Before that it was "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 and "Jackie Brown", which was released in 1997, wouldn't reach the UK until 1998.

But if we're talking about Quentin Tarantino as an actor....?

"From Dusk Til Dawn" was released in the UK in May of 1996, so it could be the movie Lawless claimed to see.

Or perhaps in Toobworld, Tarantino did make one of the movies he often talked about.  Because the 'Pie In The Sky' episode takes place in 1996, the likeliest candidate would be "Double V Vega" which would have been a prequel featuring John Travolta as Vincent Vega from "Pulp Fiction" and Michael Madsen as his brother, Vic Vega (Mr. Blonde), from "Reservoir Dogs".

But for this bit of speculative trivia, we'll stick with "From Dusk Til Dawn".  After all, Detective Stabler mentioned it in an episode of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', so we know it exists in Earth Prime-Time.....


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