- Directors: Quentin Tarantino
- Producers: Lawrence Bender
- Writers: Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino
- Genres: Action, Thriller
- Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Vivica A Fox, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sonny Chiba
Kill Bill is one story, divided into two volumes with five chapters each, presented in a nonlinear style (as is common among Tarantino’s films).
The Bride (Thurman) is introduced to the audience in a blood-spattered wedding gown immediately after a violent massacre at an El Paso wedding chapel. She attempts to tell her would-be killer, Bill (Carradine), that she is pregnant with his baby, but he shoots her in the side of her head.
Chapter 1 chronologically occurs after the rest of the first volume, depicting the second item on the Bride’s death list, hence the chapter title.
The Bride arrives at the house of Jeannie Bell a.k.a. Vernita Green (Fox) of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, and engages her in a vicious fight, destroying her living room. Vernita’s four-year-old daughter, Nikki, arrives home from school, abruptly pausing the fight until she is sent to her room. In the kitchen over coffee, Vernita appeals to The Bride, apologizing for betraying her and asking for mercy on behalf of her family. The Bride coldly refuses, and the two agree to a knife fight later that evening. Green suddenly attempts to shoot The Bride with a gun concealed in a box of Kaboom cereal but misses and is killed by a knife thrown by the Bride. Nikki suddenly appears, having witnessed her mother’s death. The Bride tells her that she is sorry for killing her mother in front of her, that her mother “had it coming” and that she would be waiting if the young girl wishes to avenge her death when she grows up. The Bride then leaves in a customized yellow pick-up truck.
Later, B.B. is watching cartoons in a motel while Beatrix sobs on the bathroom floor. As she collects herself and returns to watch cartoons with B.B., both of them smile as the film ends. The exit quote on the screen is: “The lioness has rejoined her cub and all is right in the jungle”.