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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 »
Genre:
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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Awards:
11 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Ten years on - still brilliant! See more (854 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harvey Keitel ... Mr. White - Larry Dimmick

Tim Roth ... Mr. Orange - Freddy Newandyke

Michael Madsen ... Mr. Blonde - Vic Vega

Chris Penn ... Nice Guy Eddie Cabot

Steve Buscemi ... Mr. Pink

Lawrence Tierney ... Joe Cabot

Edward Bunker ... Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker)

Quentin Tarantino ... Mr. Brown

Randy Brooks ... Holdaway

Kirk Baltz ... Ofcr. Marvin Nash

Steven Wright ... K-Billy DJ (voice)
Rich Turner ... Sheriff #1

David Steen ... Sheriff #2
Tony Cosmo ... Sheriff #3
Stevo Polyi ... Sheriff #4 (as Stevo Poliy)
Michael Sottile ... Teddy
Robert Ruth ... Shot Cop

Lawrence Bender ... Young Cop / Radio Play Background Voice

Linda Kaye ... Shocked Woman
Suzanne Celeste ... Shot Woman
Laurie Lathem ... Radio Play Background Voice (voice) (as Laurie Latham)
Maria Strova ... Radio Play Background Voice (voice)

Burr Steers ... Radio Play Background Voice (voice)
Craig Hamann ... Radio Play Background Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rowland Wafford ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
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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:
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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:
Quentin Tarantino was originally going to play Mr Pink, although he made a point of letting all the other actors audition for the part. When Steve Buscemi came in to read for it, Tarantino told him that he really wanted the part for himself and that the only way Buscemi could possibly wrest it from him was to do a killer audition. Buscemi duly complied.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mr. Blonde duct tapes Nash's mouth shut, he tapes right over the bottom half of his ear. At the time when he is about to cut it off the tape is below his ear.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:
References Goodfellas (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
Country's CoolSee more »

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98 out of 143 people found the following review useful.
Ten years on - still brilliant!, 5 June 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

It's hard to get your head around the fact that 'Reservoir Dogs' has been around for ten years. It's almost difficult to remember a time before Tarantino made such an enormous impact (good and bad) on movies, but I saw this movie first time round before the hype. All I knew was that, like another "dog" movie from the same era that I saw, 'Man Bites Dog', that it was supposed to be violent, funny and disturbing, and that it starred a long time favourite of mine Harvey Keitel, and Tim Roth, who I mainly knew from Greenaway's 'The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover'. Okay, I hope it's good I thought as I waited in the cinema listening to some half remembered 70s A.M. pop and a strange conversation about Madonna's sex life (the cinema was playing the soundtrack album before the main feature, but what did we know). Then the movie itself, electrifying and fascinating from the word go. It's impossible to describe the impact of seeing this for the first time without knowing what to expect! Still one of my greatest movie memories. Ten years later I've seen it countless times so the surprise has obviously worn off, but it is still a brilliant movie because beneath the violence and wise-cracks of Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi - 'In The Soup'), Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen - 'Thelma & Louise'), and Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn - 'At Close Range'), there is a lot of depth, that being the very human relationship between Mr. White (Keitel) and Mr.Orange (Roth). To me that is one of the things that elevates this above the many lame and unoriginal "Tarantinoesque" movies we've had to endure since 'Pulp Fiction'. His imitators just simply don't have a clue!

Simply brilliant cinema, and a modern classic. This is absolutely essential viewing!

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