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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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Director:
Writers:
Quentin Tarantino (written by)
Roger Avary (background radio dialog) ...
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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 & 10 nominations See more »
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A stylish and excellent example of expert story-telling. See more (867 total) »

Cast

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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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
The line "Let's go to work" is often attributed to Reservoir Dogs, but in fact comes from The Professionals (1966), one of Tarantino's favourite movies.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In Joe's office, when Mr. Blonde stands up for the second time to face Nice Guy Eddie, he stretches his left arm. The next shot shows him with the jacket hanging in his same arm.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:
Referenced in Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
I GotchaSee more »

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93 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
A stylish and excellent example of expert story-telling., 31 May 2006
Author: Grann-Bach (Grann-Bach@jubii.dk) from Denmark

After watching this half a dozen times with a biased, anti-Tarantino, "what the heck is so great about this guy, anyway" view(which, as most anyone watching any film with that view and a fair bit of self-knowledge will tell you, is a rather fruitless practice in pointlessness... if you've decided you're not going to like it, there's very little reason to think that you will, no matter how good it is; you need an open mind), I finally decided to give it a fair hearing... and I saw it for what it is. An unusual film, at least for its time. A stylish film full of cool dialog, cinematography, editing and music. The whole thing comes together perfectly and is very short of creating a sublime film experience. The plot is excellently written and told. The pace is perfect. I wasn't bored for a second, nor did I ever really want it to move faster or slower. The cinematography is magnificent, and incredibly well-integrated. Pans, dolly trips and, lest we forget, the stationary shots... all perfectly used. Very stylized. The acting is top-notch all-round. With most of the cast being name actors, this is no surprise, but they really do shine. Madsen, Buscemi, Keitel, Roth... all incredible. The one role that had less than good... well, let's be honest, it had rather awful acting. I'm speaking, of course, of Tarantino's character. Now, don't get me wrong; in From Dusk Till Dawn, this man did great. But just about any other time I've seen him act, he just doesn't seem to have the first clue. Being a film-maker myself(albeit on somewhat of a smaller scale than Quentin), I can relate to wanting to cast yourself in a role... but sometimes, you just need to face up to the facts, and admit it if you can't act. Still, that is a minor complaint. Another one might be that there are at least two fairly big characters that seem completely and entirely expendable... they had no real role in the action and could very, very easily have been cut with no real loss to the overall product. I won't name them here, but anyone who's seen the film will know who I'm talking about. All the characters, however, are well-written and their actions credible. Tarantino knows his stuff when it comes to writing... something that also shows in the dialog, which, although somewhat drawn-out at times, is exceptional. Well-delivered, too. When it comes to direction, he shows how talented he is, as well. The film is very well put together. The editing is great, with the non-linear time-line telling the story far better than a "regular" film ever could. One of the many Tarantino-fans, in fact, the very person who originally talked me into watching this film, once told me that he had heard of someone editing films with such time-lines - this, Pulp Fiction, Memento, etc. - so that their time-lines were perfectly linear. I'm sorry, I entirely respect their right to do such a thing... and I won't claim that their doing so has less artistic value than the original films in any way... but I refuse to watch that. A big part of this being so well-told lies in the time-line. Also, I'm a firm believer of watching something the way the makers intended it. Don't edit, don't censor, don't make your own version and pass it off as anything but just that... your own version, and not the original. Sorry, rant over. Finally, I just need to comment on the music... the soundtrack of this is just great. Tarantino collected so many amazing 70's tunes for this film and used them great. All in all, just a really, really good film. Very little keeps this from being a perfect ten, most of which I've covered here. I recommend this to anyone who can stomach the violence and who likes their films with a side of style. 8/10

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