DVD 99 mins IMDB 8.4 (87,382 votes) top 250: #65
Reservoir Dogs - 10th Anniversary Special Edition
Miramax (1992)
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USA  /  English

Harvey Keitel Mr. White/Larry Dimmick
Tim Roth Mr. Orange/Freddy Newandyke
Michael Madsen Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Steve Buscemi Mr. Pink
Chris Penn Nice Guy Eddie Cabot
Lawrence Tierney Joe Cabot
Randy Brooks Holdaway
Kirk Baltz Marvin Nash
Quentin Tarantino Mr. Brown
Edward Bunker Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker)
Burr Steers Background Radio Play [Voice]
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
Cinematography Andrzej Sekula
User Credit 1 Sally Menke
User Credit 2 Betsy Heimann

In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery organized by Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney). Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is a career criminal who takes a liking to newcomer Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) and enjoys showing him the ropes. Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) is a weaselly loner obsessed with professionalism. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) has just gotten out of jail after taking the rap on a job for Cabot; he's grateful for the work but isn't the same person he used to be. While Mr. Blonde goes nuts during the heist, the thieves are surprised by the sudden arrival of the police, and Mr. Pink is convinced one of their team is a cop. So who's the rat? What do they do about Mr. Blonde? And what do they do with Mr. Orange, who took a bullet in the gut and is slowly bleeding to death? Reservoir Dogs jumps back and forth between pre- and post-robbery events, occasionally putting the narrative on pause to let the characters discuss such topics as the relative importance of tipping, who starred in Get Christie Love!, and what to do when you enter a men's room full of cops carrying a briefcase full of marijuana. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 012236131472
Region Region 1
Chapters 22
Release Date 2/17/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Strong violence and language.
User Text 2 Five Total Strangers Team Up For The Perfect Crime. They Don't Know Each Other's Name. But They've Got Each Other's Number
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Trivia: Directly prior to the scene showing the colored bottles of soap, you see two shirts hanging on the wall, and a rag in the distance on the floor. These are appropriately in sync with the surnames of the characters in their present states. Mr. White and Mr. Pink are upright and close to each other, corresponding to the two shirt colors, while the orange rag laying in the distance would be the position of Mr. Orange in the next room. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Mr. White and Mr. Pink take the cope inside the warehouse and beat him, the cop's arms are chained behind his back. in the next shot, his arms are chained before his chest. (more)

[first lines]
Mr. Brown: What the fuck was I talking about?
Mr. Pink: You said "True Blue" was about a guy... a sensitive girl who meets a nice guy, but 'Like a Virgin' was a metaphor for big dicks.

Awards: 8 wins & 5 nominations (more)