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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Crime,Drama,Thriller
USA / English
"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 "
After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
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
Randy Brooks Holdaway
Kirk Baltz Marvin Nash
Edward Bunker Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker)
Quentin Tarantino Mr. Brown
Steven Wright K-Billy DJ (voice)
Rich Turner Sheriff #1
David Steen Sheriff #2
Tony Cosmo Sheriff #3
Stevo Polyi Sheriff #4
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Lawrence Bender
Writer: Quentin Tarantino,Roger Avary
Ten years on - still brilliant!
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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Imdb rating: 8.4
Running time: 99 min
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