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Reservoir Dogs -- After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Reservoir Dogs -- After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Reservoir Dogs -- 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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Quentin Tarantino (written by)
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Release Date:
23 October 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Seven Total Strangers Team Up For The Perfect Crime. They Don't Know Each Other's Name. But They've Got Each Other's Color See more »
Plot:
After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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12 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Quentin Tarantino begins his directing career with the first of several chronologically mixed, disturbingly violent, and incredibly powerful films. See more (863 total) »

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Directed by
Quentin Tarantino 
 
Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Roger Avary (background radio dialog) &
Quentin Tarantino (background radio dialog)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... executive producer
Monte Hellman .... executive producer
Harvey Keitel .... co-producer
Ronna B. Wallace .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Sekula 
 
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
 
Casting by
Ronnie Yeskel 
 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... makeup artist (as Michelle Buhler)
Iain Jones .... hair designer
Jamie Melbourne .... assistant hair stylist
Jamie Melbourne .... makeup artist
Rachel Tanner .... hair stylist (as Rachelle Tanner)
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Paul Hellerman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamie Beardsley .... first assistant director
Kelly Kiernan .... second assistant director
Francis R. Mahony III .... first assistant director
Andy Spilkoman .... second second assistant director
Steven K. Thomas .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jonathan Bobbitt .... swing gang
Jonathan R. Hodges .... property master
Cliff Lane .... property assistant (as Clifford Lane)
Douglas Matthew McMahon .... property assistant
Edward J. Protiva .... swing gang
Brett C. Smith .... lead man
Greg Wilkinson .... assistant propmaster
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew C. Beville .... weddington recordist
Mark Coffey .... weddington recordist
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor (as Stephen H. Flick)
Dwayne S. Henkel .... boom operator
John Hulsman .... assistant sound editor
Dave Moreno .... weddington recordist
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound editor
Cecilia Perna .... foley mixer
Mary Louise Rodgers .... foley artist
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
Michael Salvetta .... foley artist (as Michael A. Salvetta)
Curt Schulkey .... sound editor
Ken Segal .... production sound mixer
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor (as Chuck Smith)
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as Dave Stone)
 
Special Effects by
Stephen DeLollis .... special effects (as Steve DeLollis)
Pat Domenico .... key special effects
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Rick Yale .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Gregory .... optical supervisor: Title House Inc. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marian Green .... stunts
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Ken Lesco .... stunt coordinator
Ken Lesco .... stunts
Pat McGroarty .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dink Adams .... best boy grip
Joey D. Brown .... electrician
Linda R. Chen .... unit photographer (as Linda Chen)
Jay Dahlquist .... best boy electric
Ziad Doueiri .... first assistant camera
Randall Guth .... second assistant camera
Ross Katz .... grip (as Ross Andrews Katz)
Greg R. McCullough .... gaffer
Neil Michaels .... electrician
Mark Emery Moore .... Steadicam operator (as Mark Moore)
Katie Nilson .... best boy electric
Chris J. Rossi .... grip (as Chris Rossi)
Alan Sherrod .... director of photography: second unit
Lynn Smith .... first assistant Steadicam
Robert John Speer .... generator operator
Miles Thomas .... best boy grip
Ric Urbauer .... key grip
Dennis K. Wilson .... dolly grip
Frank H. Woodward .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Peggy Kennedy .... casting associate
Mary Santiago .... extras casting
Cheryl Faye .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... set costumer
Melinda Eshelman .... assistant wardrobe (as Melinda Adele Eshelman)
Mary Claire Hannan .... costume supervisor
Steve Petix Jr. .... assistant wardrobe
Steve Petty Jr. .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Doug Cawker .... apprentice editor
Michael Chaskes .... apprentice editor
Kelley Dixon .... first assistant editor
Carrie Elizabeth Foresman .... first assistant editor
Mark Lass .... negative cutter
Brandon McNaughton .... apprentice editor
Nancy Perry .... first assistant editor
Jennifer Pyken .... post-production assistant
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
William W. Williams .... first assistant editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
 
Music Department
Nancy Lynn Hurlbut .... assistant music supervisor
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor: MCA
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
David Coffee .... driver
Steve Croff .... driver
Michael Doggett .... transportation consultant (as Mike Doggett)
Ben C. Giller .... transportation captain
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator (as James R. Lowder)
Robert John Speer .... driver
 
Other crew
Wayne Alexander .... legal services (as L. Wayne Alexander)
Roger Avary .... creator: Dog Eat Dog logo
Marina Bailey .... unit publicist
Wendy Baker .... production assistant
Warren Betts .... public relations: Live America
Ian Blackman .... reader
Suzanne Celeste .... dialect coach
Bruce Comtois .... set security
R. Blaine Currier .... production accountant
Billy A. Fox .... location manager
Judith E. Goldman .... assistant location manager (as Judy Goldman)
Carlos K. Goodman .... legal services
Debra Grieco .... assistant accountant
Jim Harper .... reader
Enid L. Kantor .... production coordinator
Jeannie H. Kelly .... craft service
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
Stephanie Jo Meckler .... legal services: Live America
Melanie Molyneux .... set medic
Cathy Ragona .... assistant: Richard N. Gladstein
Moses Robinson .... production assistant
Julie Rohde-Brown .... assistant coordinator (as Juliet Brown)
Scott Sampler .... production assistant
Nicholas Toth .... animal handler
Liz Treadwell .... production assistant (as Elizabeth Treadwell)
Michael Mendelsohn .... financial consultant (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Marino Pascal .... location scout (uncredited)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rebecca Boss .... special thanks (as Becka Boss)
Timothy Carey .... dedicatee
Michael D. Carlin .... special thanks (as Mike Carlon)
Merry Cheers .... special thanks
Yun-Fat Chow .... dedicatee (as Chow Yuen Fat)
Roger Corman .... dedicatee
André De Toth .... dedicatee (as Andre DeToth)
Peter Flood .... special thanks
Terry Gilliam .... special thanks
Jean-Luc Godard .... dedicatee
Ulu Grosbard .... special thanks
Alison Howard .... special thanks
Cathryn Jaymes .... special thanks
John Lieberman .... thanks (as Mr. John Lieberman)
Kenneth McGregor .... special thanks (as Kenneth McGreggor)
Jean-Pierre Melville .... dedicatee (as Jean Pierre Melville)
Harry Nilsson .... special thanks
Lilly Parker .... special thanks
Laurie Post .... special thanks
Stephen Sacks .... special thanks
Tony Safford .... special thanks
Michelle Satter .... special thanks
Tony Scott .... special thanks
Stacey Sher .... special thanks (as Stacy Sher)
Todd Thaler .... special thanks
Lawrence Tierney .... dedicatee
Bill Unger .... special thanks
Greta von Steinbauer .... special thanks (as Greta Vonsteinbauer)
Lionel White .... dedicatee
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language (certficate #31489)
Runtime:
99 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:18 (DVD rating) | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) | Denmark:15 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (VHS) (1993) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1993) (2002) | France:16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Israel:18 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:M18 (uncut) | South Africa:16 | South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certficate #31489)

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Trivia:
At several points, Tim Roth had lain in the pool of fake blood for so long that the blood dried out and he had to be peeled off the floor, which took several minutes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mr. White and Mr. Pink take Nash inside the warehouse and beat him, Nash's arms are chained behind his back. In the next shot, his arms are chained before his chest.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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 fella. That's what "True Blue" is about, now, granted, no argument about that.
Mr. Orange:Which one is 'True Blue'?
Nice Guy Eddie:'True Blue' was a big ass hit for Madonna. I don't even follow this Tops In Pops shit, and I've at least heard of "True Blue".
Mr. Orange:Look, asshole, I didn't say I ain't heard of it. All I asked was how does it go? Excuse me for not being the world's biggest Madonna fan.
Mr. Blonde:Personally, I can do without her.
Mr. Blue:I like her early stuff. You know, 'Lucky Star', 'Borderline' - but once she got into her 'Papa Don't Preach' phase, I don't know, I tuned out.
Mr. Brown:Hey, you guys are making me lose my... train of thought here. I was saying something, what was it?
Joe:Oh, Toby was this Chinese girl, what was her last name?
Mr. White:What's that?
Joe:I found this old address book in a jacket I ain't worn in a coon's age. What was that name?
Mr. Brown:What the fuck was I talking about?
Mr. Pink:You said 'True Blue' was about a nice girl, a sensitive girl who meets a nice guy, and that 'Like a Virgin' was a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Brown:Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.
Mr. Blue:How many dicks is that?
Mr. White:A lot.
Mr. Brown:Then one day she meets this John Holmes motherfucker and it's like, whoa baby, I mean this cat is like Charles Bronson in the 'Great Escape', he's digging tunnels. Now, she's gettin' the serious dick action and she's feeling something she ain't felt since forever. Pain. Pain.
Joe:Chew? Toby Chew?
Mr. Brown:It hurts her. It shouldn't hurt her, you know, her pussy should be Bubble Yum by now, but when this cat fucks her it hurts. It hurts just like it did the first time. You see the pain is reminding a fuck machine what it once was like to be a virgin. Hence, 'Like a Virgin'.
Joe:Wong?
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Frogger (1997) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fool for LoveSee more »

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What is 'Reservoir Dogs' about?
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309 out of 391 people found the following review useful.
Quentin Tarantino begins his directing career with the first of several chronologically mixed, disturbingly violent, and incredibly powerful films., 18 August 2000
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

Reservoir Dogs is a testament to the idea that "less is more." This doesn't apply to the violence, the film is extremely violent from beginning to end, but the details of the botched diamond heist, which the entire film is based on, are conveyed only in the dialogue, except for one scene where Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) recalls his escape. The whole film takes place after the failed robbery is over, and the mystery that unfolds among the criminal participants is amazing to watch.

This is not a normal crime film. The thing that really sets Reservoir Dogs apart from all of the others is that it is PURE. When you look at the screen, you're looking at reality. There are no Hollywood actors, there's no make-up to make them look pretty, there's little to no comic relief, and most important of all, there's no goofy romantic subplot clumsily thrown in, a detrimental trademark of so many action films, as well as virtually all Jerry Bruckheimer films. Instead of all of that garbage, Tarantino decided to just present the film as simply and straightforwardly as possible, and by doing that he makes it seem that you're really looking at a bunch of criminals trying to figure out what to do after a suspiciously failed robbery.

Even though most of the actors were known at the time this film was made, the film was delivered in such a way that you don't see the actors at all, you only see the brutal characters that they portray. It is genuinely frightening to imagine being in the same room with any of them, and this is a quality that is rarely achieved in any kind of film.

Make no mistake, Reservoir Dogs is among the most violent films ever made, and some scenes are really painful to watch, but the way that reality is captured is something that justifies the violent excesses in this film. The violence is never glorified, nor is the criminal lifestyle. When films are overly violent, they usually get branded as such, but despite the extreme violence, Reservoir Dogs still manages to deliver an important overall message about the consequences of your actions. It remains high on the growing list of Tarantino's classic films, and it will not be soon forgotten.

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