Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Thriller / Crime
Region: United States
Released: 1992-01-21 (Sundance Film Festival)
Runtime: 99 minutes
Also known as: Domineering (Taiwan) / Reservoir Dog
Rating: IMDB 8.3 / Rotten Tomatoes 90%
Mob boss Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) and his son “good guy” Eddie (Chris Penn) gather six robbers to go to a jewelry store to rob a batch of natural diamonds. These six people don’t know each other, and they don’t even know each other’s name. In order to keep the secrets, Joe used the color as the code name to name six people respectively as Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), Mr. King (Michael Madsen), Mr. Pink (Mr. Steve Buscemi), Mr. Brown and Mr. Blue, and stipulated that they should not disclose any personal affairs between them.
During the robbery, six people were ambushed by the police, and Mr. Lan and Mr. Brown died on the spot. Mr. Bai took Mr. Orange, who was seriously injured, back to the scheduled gathering place – a warehouse. After a while, Mr. Fen, “good guy” Eddie and Mr. Jin also came here and captured a policeman alive. Several people recalled the scene at the time of the incident and concluded that one of the six must have informed the police. In order to find out the informer, everyone interrogated and tortured the policeman, but they still couldn’t learn the truth. The few people who didn’t know each other started to suspect each other, and the development of the matter completely deviated from the preset track.
“Reservoir Dogs” is a 1992 crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who also wrote the screenplay. The film follows a group of criminals who are brought together for a diamond heist, but their carefully planned robbery goes awry and leads to a violent confrontation among themselves and the police.
The film is known for its non-linear narrative structure, nonlinear chronology, and its use of strong violence and profanity. The cast includes Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, and Chris Penn.
“Reservoir Dogs” was Tarantino’s directorial debut and was well-received by both critics and audiences, becoming a cult classic and a landmark of independent cinema. The film’s use of pop culture references, nonlinear storytelling, and unconventional characters has influenced a generation of filmmakers and popular culture.