These Tarantino Movie Scenes Went Too Far

Once upon a time in Hollywood“is arguably one of Quentin Tarantino’s less violent films…until the Manson Family killers attack Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) house instead of Sharon Tate’s (Margot Robbie) When Tex (Austin Butler) bursts in through the front door armed with a gun accompanied by two knife-wielding hippies, they surprise Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and his pit bull Brandy, who are spending the night at Rick’s house after tripping on acid.

After asking if the intruders are real, Cliff unleashes shocking violence. Cliff throws Brandy at Tex before throwing a can of dog food in the brunette’s face, breaking her nose. Brandy then attacks the brunette while Cliff kills Tex with his bare hands. Cliff then moves on to redhead, smashing his face against the fireplace mantle, erasing his bone structure entirely. After sowing violence, Cliff quickly passes out as the brunette escapes Brandy’s clutches. The brunette then runs into the backyard, screaming and in pain.

Rick studied his lines with headphones and is completely unaware of what is going on inside. Once Rick figures out his house is under siege, he grabs the flamethrower he brought back from the set, unleashing flames on the latest intruder. She screams as she burns before sinking below the surface of the pool. That last bit with the flamethrower was completely exaggerated and ridiculous. But audiences come into Tarantino’s film expecting to see outrageous violence with a good soundtrack, and it hasn’t let us down yet.

Andrea G. Henderson