Kill Bill: Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally scheduled for a single theatrical release, but was divided into two films with its running time being over four hours. Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released in late 2003, and Kill Bill: Volume 2 was released in early 2004.
The pregnant Bride and her groom rehearse their wedding. Bill, the Bride's former lover, father of her child, and leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, arrives unexpectedly. On Bill's orders, the Deadly Vipers kill everyone at the wedding, but the Bride survives and swears revenge.
Four years later, the Bride has already assassinated the former Deadly Vipers Vernita Green and O-Ren Ishii. She goes to the trailer of Bill's brother and former Deadly Viper Budd, planning to ambush him. Budd has been warned by Bill and shoots her in the chest with a shotgun blast of rock salt, then sedates her. He calls Elle Driver, another former Deadly Viper, and arranges to sell her the Bride's Hanzō sword for a million dollars. He seals the Bride inside a coffin and buries her alive.
Years earlier, Bill tells the young Bride of the legendary martial arts master Pai Mei and his Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, a death blow that Mei refuses to teach his students; the technique will supposedly kill any opponent when he or she takes five steps. Bill takes the Bride to Mei's temple to be trained by him. Mei ridicules her and makes her training a torment, but she gains his respect. In the present, the Bride uses Mei's martial arts techniques to break out of the coffin and claw her way to the surface.
Elle arrives at Budd's trailer and kills him with a black mamba hidden with the money for his sword. She calls Bill and tells him that the Bride has killed Budd, and that Elle has killed the Bride. She uses the Bride's real name: Beatrix Kiddo. As Elle exits the trailer, Beatrix ambushes her and they fight. Elle, who was also taught by Pai Mei, reveals that she poisoned him in retribution for plucking out her eye. Beatrix plucks out Elle's remaining eye and leaves her screaming in the trailer with the black mamba.
Beatrix tracks Bill to the Mexican countryside and discovers that their daughter B.B. is alive and well, now aged four. She spends the evening with Bill and B.B. After Beatrix puts B.B. to bed, Bill shoots Beatrix with a dart containing truth serum and interrogates her.
Years earlier, Beatrix is on a mission to assassinate Lisa Wong. As she discovers she is pregnant with Bill's child, she is confronted in her hotel room by Karen Kim, an assassin sent by Wong to kill Beatrix. When Karen learns Beatrix is pregnant, they agree to abort their missions and go home.
In the present, Beatrix tells Bill that she left him and the Deadly Vipers to give their child a better life. She disables Bill with the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, which Mei secretly taught her. Bill makes his peace with her, takes five steps and dies. Beatrix leaves with B.B. to start a new life.
- Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo aka The Bride aka Black Mamba
- David Carradine as Bill aka Snake Charmer
- Lucy Lui as O-Ren Ishii aka Cottenmouth
- Vivica A. Fox as Vernita Green aka Copperhead
- Michael Madsen as Bud aka Sidewinder
- Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver aka California Mountain Snake
- Michael Parks as Earl McGraw
- James Parks as Edgar McGraw