The Mexican Standoff
Variations on the ''Mexican standoff'' the moment when three protagonists are all pointing guns at each other appear throughout Tarantino's work. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction both end with one, although with different outcomes. (The former features a mysterious magic bullet.) More generally, almost all of Tarantino's movies feature a moment when two characters hold weapons on each other, therefore allowing them to say some good lines of dialogue before a final bloody showdown.