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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. White / Larry
... Mr. Orange / Freddy
... Mr. Blonde / Vic Vega
... Nice Guy Eddie
... Mr. Pink
... Joe Cabot
... Holdaway
... Marvin Nash
... Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker)
... Mr. Brown
Rich Turner ... Sheriff #1
... Sheriff #2
Tony Cosmo ... Sheriff #3
Stevo Polyi ... Sheriff #4 (as Stevo Poliy)
Michael Sottile ... Teddy
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Storyline

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 | Thriller

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

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2 September 1992 (France)  »

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Reservoir Dogs  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$147,839, 25 October 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,832,029
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first draft script called for Pink Floyd's "Money" where "Little Green Bag" is now. It was later changed, because Quentin Tarantino heard "Little Green Bag" over the radio and became extremely nostalgic. The original song choice "Money" by Pink Floyd, and the existing song "Little Green Bag" feature colors. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) When in the restaurant where we get the back story on Mr. Orange, the number of wadded up napkins on the table changes. 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 ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits leave out Writing and Directing credits. They are then shown first during the end credits. See more »

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Featured in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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It's Country
Written by Ole Georg (as Henrik Nielson) (as Henrik Nielsen) (BMI)
Performed by The Kronborg Strings
Produced by Ole Georg (BMI)
Published by Kronborg Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capitol Production Music
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A timeless classic...seriously
15 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs, I was about 15, it had been banned in my country, and I heard it was extremely voilent. Naturally I did everything in my power to get my paws on a copy, and when I finally did see it, I was disappointed. I was just sitting there saying "Wheres all the violence", Anyway, I watched it till the end, and then I watched it again, and since then it has just grew on me.

This is one of the movies I don't get bored watching time and time again. I still watch it at least once a year, because its not the kind of movie you watch to unwind or to pass the time. You simply watch it for the sheer quality and originality of the movie. The one liners are classic: "Are you gonna bark all day...", "I'll make you my dog's bitch". Mr.Blonde is totally believable as a psycho. I mean who stops to get fries and soda just after committing a robbery? The fact that everything is ludicrous, but you don't know this because these guys, and the way they talk is so impossibly cool that you just accept it. This movie is all about the dialog. The violence is used sparingly, and to better effect. The way the film is edited is genius. Its almost like you forget the whole movie after you watch it, and the next time you watch it, there's a whole scene that you forgot was there. The storyline is unpredictable and thrilling. This is better that Pulp Fiction and in my opinion definitely Tarintino's best movie. I didn't care much for the "Kill Bill" movies, but who cares, I'm not reviewing them.

If you haven't seen Reservoir Dogs, just rent it, buy it or steal it right now.


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