One of the mysteries in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is whether or not Brad Pitt’s character, Cliff Booth, killed his wife. The novelization of the film is now available, and it confirms what really happened. Read on if you’d like to know.
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According to Collider, the book confirms that Booth did in fact shoot and kill his wife, Billie, with the shark gun as it was alluded to in the movie in a flashback scene on a boat. The book confirms in grisly detail how it happened. The spear “hit her a little below the belly button, tearing her in half, both pieces hitting the deck of the boat with a splash.”
In the movie, we see Booth pointing the spear gun at Billie but the scene ends before anything happens, leaving it up to the imagination of the viewer as to what really went down. But the book makes it clear that Booth is a cold-blooded murderer.