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Reservoir Dogs (Full Ws Ac3) (1992)

Action & Adventure and Mystery & Suspense movie directed by Quentin Tarantino

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We Used to Play This Game ...

  • Dec 31, 2009
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... my country cousins and I, when I was 10 or 12, in the summer when there was nothing to do and we had no sports equipment or playing fields in the 1950s, just backyards without fences and scrappy vacant fields, and we could have listened to Sky King on the radio or some of us could have watched daytime TV but the last thing we wanted to do was sit at home where our mothers could harp at us, so we'd go play 'gangsters' across the whole neighborhood though sometimes we'd still play World War 2 but there wasn't much difference, we'd squabble over who called the script until we reached some kind of concord that I'd go first and Olle would take over after a half hour and then Peter. We didn't call the game 'Reservoir Dogs' because we'd never heard of such and the movie was still decades away, but it was just the same game as these actors -- Keitel and Roth and Buscemi and Tarantino himself -- play on screen, with the same boyish glee at flinging the big F every third word and the same appreciation for chaos and betrayal. It was all about "pecking order" of course, and the power of a good bluff, and we knew it was deadly serious, that our futures depended on it, but the knowledge was unconscious. Usually, by the rules of group improv, we'd all wind up dead, and then the older ones of us would start bragging about peeking at each other's sisters in the bathroom...

Tarantino and his Hollywood home boys were probably already too old for this kind of circle jerk when they made it in 1981...

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Quentin Tarantino came out of nowhere (i.e., a video store in Manhattan Beach, California) and turned Hollywood on its ear in 1992 with his explosive first feature,Reservoir Dogs. Like Tarantino's mainstream breakthroughPulp Fiction,Reservoir Dogshas an unconventional structure, cleverly shuffling back and forth in time to reveal details about the characters, experienced criminals who know next to nothing about each other. Joe (Lawrence Tierney) has assembled them to pull off a simple heist, and has gruffly assigned them color-coded aliases (Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. White) to conceal their identities from being known even to each other. But something has gone wrong, and the plan has blown up in their faces. One by one, the surviving robbers find their way back to their prearranged warehouse hideout. There, they try to piece together the chronology of this bloody fiasco--and to identify the traitor among them who tipped off the police. Pressure mounts, blood flows, accusations and bullets fly. In the combustible atmosphere these men are forced to confront life-and-death questions of trust, loyalty, professionalism, deception, and betrayal. As many critics have observed, it is a movie about "honor among thieves" (just asPulp Fictionis about redemption, andJackie Brownis about survival). Along with everything else, the movie provides a showcase for a terrific ensemble of actors: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Christopher Penn, and Tarantino ...
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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Action, Mystery, Adventure
Screen Writer: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
DVD Release Date: June 18, 1997
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: Live / Artisan
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