'Pulp Fiction' premiered 20 years ago, see the iconic film's stars then and now



By RYAN GORMAN

One of the most iconic movies of all time premiered in theaters 20 years ago on this date.

"Pulp Fiction," the Quentin Tarantino-directed epic, debuted in cinemas across the country on October 14, 1994. It was filmed on a budget of only $8 million.

The movie's cast included stars John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel and Christopher Walken and also up-and-coming actors Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Steve Buscemi and Ving Rhames.

The instant classic also set the precedent of Tarantino himself appearing in small bit roles in every film he directs.

The opening diner robbery scene set the tone for a wild plot following two mob hit men, Jackson and Travolta, searching for a suitcase stolen from their boss (Rhames).

Jackson's bible-quoting assassin launched his movie career into super-stardom, and Travolta's part also jumpstarted his, which had stalled in the late 1980s.

Buscemi, Rhames and Thurman had parts prior to "Pulp Fiction," but Tarantino also made them stars.

Scroll through the above gallery to see the stars of "Pulp Fiction," then and now.

'Pulp Fiction' Trailer
'Pulp Fiction' Trailer