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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  2 September 1992 (France)
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After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker)
K-Billy DJ (voice)
Rich Turner ...
Sheriff #1
Sheriff #2
Tony Cosmo ...
Sheriff #3
Stevo Polyi ...
Sheriff #4 (as Stevo Poliy)


Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members, and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. Written by Soumitra

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Perros de la calle  »

Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)


$2,812,029 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the bathroom scene where Mr. White and Mr. Pink are discussing who is alive or dead, and specifically Mr. Blonde, there is a hint that Mr. Blonde is alive. Much like the white and pink shirts and the orange rag. The bathroom contains one other item hinting at a character. Behind Mr. White when he is doing his hair there is a yellow sink, suggesting Mr. Blonde is alive. See more »


(at around 21 mins) When Mr. Pink is shooting at the cops from behind the car, the fat cop is seen getting shot and falling twice. Once when Mr. Pink first starts shooting and a second time when he is seen shooting at Mr. Pink. See more »


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Mr. Brown: Let me tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about a girl who digs a guy with a big dick. The entire song. It's a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Blonde: No, no. It's about a girl who is very vulnerable. She's been fucked over a few times. Then she meets some guy who's really sensitive...
Mr. Brown: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... Time out Greenbay. Tell that fucking bullshit to the tourists.
Joe: Toby... Who the fuck is Toby? Toby...
Mr. Brown: 'Like a Virgin' is not about this sensitive girl who meets a nice ...
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The opening credits leave out Writing and Directing credits. They are then shown first during the end credits. See more »


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Written and Performed by Joe Tex
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criminals with style

From the opening moments of "Reservoir Dogs" you sense that you are watching a different kind of crime drama. The style and dialog of this picture bestows a level of intelligence upon it's characters that defies the reality of their chosen profession. Having said that,this movie is absolutely riveting in it's movements from the ordinary, to the grim, to the horrific aspects of a career criminal. Quintin Tarantino has written a tale of an almost corporate order to constructing a crime gang. The delight is in meeting these characters one by one. The particular crime is no more crucial to the film than a 7-11 stick-up. The crux of the movie is the portrayal of the rainbow of characters who find themselves involved in a life of crime. Much has been made of the violence in the movie, but it only serves to point out that all men are different......even the crooked. The director has included a number of very memorable scenes. This is not a linear film. The movie works more as a series of set pieces that weave together a story that is not as important as the individual parts that you have the pleasure of observing. This movie may take more than one viewing to truly appreciate.

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