''Go'' gets inspired -- Doug Liman's new movie echoes another early indie fave: ''Pulp Fiction''

By Megan Quitkin
Updated April 30, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Sure, it’s fun and filled with teen-idol heartthrobs (Katie Holmes, Scott Wolf), but Doug Liman’s Go is also a remembrance of Hollywood things past. The indie black comedy about a fringe group and a drug deal runs a close parallel to another indie black comedy about a fringe group and a drug overdose: 1994’s Pulp Fiction.

Go
Begins and ends with same scene in a coffee shop

Pulp Fiction
Begins and ends with same scene in a coffee shop

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Casts redhead Desmond Askew as a drug dealer

Pulp Fiction
Casts redhead Eric Stoltz as a drug dealer

Go
Taye Diggs plays a righteous tantric-sex enthusiast charged with attempted murder.

Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson plays a righteous Bible-quoting (think Ezekiel 25:17) hitman.

Go
Spans 24 hours in Los Angeles

Pulp Fiction
Spans 24 hours in Los Angeles

Go
A skinny Sarah Polley confuses high school students when she disguises cold pills as Ecstasy.

Pulp Fiction
A skinny Uma Thurman accidentally snorts heroin when she confuses it with cocaine.

Go
Impetuous Brit Simon (Desmond Askew) attempts grand theft auto.

Pulp Fiction
Impetuous Brit Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer) attempt to rob a restaurant.

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