Reservoir Dogs

Question: There is a piece of music that you can hear for just a split second when Mr. Blond is tuning through the radio stations looking for K. Billy's super sounds of the 70s (right before he tortures the cop). The exact same piece of music is also heard for a split second in Kill Bill Vol 2 when the camera is looking down on the bride's body in the church. What song is this piece of music from?

Question: Why does Mr. White snap his fingers when trying to light his cigarette lighter?

Chosen answer: It's a way of lighting a zippo lighter. If you snap your fingers close to it, your middle finger will strike the wheel and light it.

Nick N.

Question: Why did Mr. Orange tell Mr. White that he was a cop? Surely he must have realised he would take it badly.

MovieBuff09

Chosen answer: Having just been shot a second time, he was probably dying by that point. He'd done many extremely questionable things - even murdered an innocent mom - and stood by as other terrible crimes were committed in his presence. He'd grown close to Mr. White, who'd just murdered two friends and taken a bullet for Orange's sake - even as Mr. Orange was betraying him all along. So partly this was about his attachment to Mr. White, and partly a death wish stemming from his own guilt about his actions. He knew full well what would happen but told Mr. White anyway, disregarding the consequences.

Question: Why is the film called "Reservoir Dogs"? Is there any special significance to why Tarantino chose the title?

Chosen answer: When Tarantino worked in a video store, he once recommended to a customer "Au revoir les enfants". The customer screamed back that he "did not want any Reservoir Dogs!". Tarantino must have thought it sounded cool.

Twotall

Question: After we learn Mr. Orange is the "rat", we see him talking to a co-worker in a diner, which looks really familiar. Is this the diner that Honey Bunny and Pumpkin attempted to rob in Pulp Fiction?

Chosen answer: Yes. They were filmed in different locations in the diner.

Question: When after a car chase, Mr. Brown, Mr. White and Mr. Orange are confronted with the cops, Mr. Brown (Tarantino) has been injured on his forehead, but nothing fatal (he was just able to drive the car, and seems quite vigorous). At first sight, it doesn't look worse than it might be caused by him bumping his head into the steering wheel while hitting the parked car. Mr. White shoots both arriving cops while they're still in the police car, while Mr. Orange passively witnesses from outside the car, where Mr. Brown is still behind the wheel. After the shooting, we see Mr. Brown again, now seemingly dead from his head injuries. I always thought this change happened all too sudden for Mr. Brown to die from the injuries he'd already suffered, but Mr. White was shooting away from him; the cops did not even have time to draw their guns before being shot themselves; Mr. Orange is shown as being passive; and there doesn't seem to be any bullet holes in the windows of the car, front or back. Also, in the warehouse Mr. Brown is said to have been killed by a bullet to the head by one of his colleagues. So, who killed Mr. Brown and how/when?

knahrvorn

Chosen answer: They say "Brown took one in the head" but not from one of his own men. He was shot in the head with a small caliber bullet. It probably broke the blood/brain barrier and he slowly bled out internally but was able to survive to that point.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: If Mr. Orange had not been killed would have he had to face charges for shooting the woman in the car, despite being a cop on an infiltration job?

killin_kellit

Chosen answer: There would definitely have been an investigation. But it was also self defence and /or a reflex action of being shot himself. Also he could claim that Mr. White shot her.

Soylent Purple

Question: Does White shoot Orange at the end?

Chosen answer: Yes, you can hear his gunshot, which causes the police to then shoot him.

Nick N.

Question: At the end of the movie, when White is crawling towards Orange, you can hear Pink in the background. He already ran out and you could hear him having a shootout with the cops. At some point it sounds likes he gets shot and is ordered to surrendered by the cops. My question is: did Pink surrender and get arrested, or did he pretend to surrender and continue to shoot? Also because next the cops ran in on White and Orange, does that mean that Pink is dead or being chased by other cops?

Chosen answer: He gets shot and then arrested outside the warehouse. (If you turn up the volume, you can hear it happening outside during the standoff).

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Why did Mr Orange continue to escape with the bandits after the heist was already compromised by police presence? Shouldn't he have surrendered himself or ran away or made an excuse to remain at the scene in order to let himself be apprehended by police officers? There are countless ways he could have avoided having to remain with the criminals. His job was already over once the police arrived at the jewelry store.

Chosen answer: Mr. Orange had orders to follow through with the robbery. If he hadn't gone along, he wouldn't have been able to provide information on things like where the diamonds went or if the safe house changed. In addition, the entire goal was not to catch the robbers themselves, it was to catch Joe. They needed to link him directly to the diamonds by having him there when they were busted.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Were there any alternative scenarios created for this film, in which someone other than Mr. Orange is the cop?

Chosen answer: To the best of anyone's knowledge, the only scenario ever created was that Mr. Orange was the cop.

Question: Is there any particular significance to the thieves' color-coded aliases, or did Quentin Tarantino merely assign them at random?

Chosen answer: Not sure if QT assigned the names in any particular order, but I believe that the inspiration to use colours as names was taken from the excellent movie "The Taking of Pelham 123" starring Walter Mathau.

caroline b

Answer: I'd say probably not.

Question: When Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. White and nice guy Eddie are in the car laughing and joking driving somewhere, where are they driving to?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: To the warehouse to meet the rest of the team.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: If everyone has to throw in "a buck apiece" for the tip, how much would the bill have been?

willieboy78

Chosen answer: Assuming a 15% tip, about $45-50. If 20%, $40.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: The scene when the three guys are all aiming guns at each other and then fire... Who shoots the "son," the guy in blue jacket?

Chosen answer: Mr. White does. The gunfire follows thus: Joe shoots Mr. Orange, Mr. White shoots Joe, Eddie shoots Mr. White, and Mr. White shoots Eddie as he is falling to the ground.

Cubs Fan

Answer: The truth is Mr White's squib went off too soon and he fell so the answer is nobody shot nice guy Eddie.

Question: In the scene where Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. White and Nice Guy Eddie are driving to the meeting, Nice Guy Eddie calls Steve Buscemi "Mr. Pink." How did Nice Guy Eddie know that his name was going to be Mr. Pink before they went to the meeting?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Joe is his father. They probably planned the crime together.

LorgSkyegon

Question: How much time exists between the assignment of code names and the actual day of the heist?

Chosen answer: Less than a week. Since Joe wants to use guys that don't know each other, the shorter time they have to let things about their past slip in conversation, the better.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: On the 10th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, why does the widescreen disc have 22 chapters, while the full screen disc only has 8?

Chosen answer: With eight chapters you can't always find the precise moment of the movie, though with 22 chapters you can find the moment you wish to view easier without having to chose the closest chapter and wait 5-10 minutes. More and more new DVDs have a high number of chapters.

Question: How does Joe know that someone didn't throw in a buck simply by holding the bills? Shouldn't he at least have counted it?

Chosen answer: He's been around money long enough that he can count it quickly just by looking at it.

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Quotes

Mr. Pink: Hey, why am I Mr. Pink?
Joe: Because you're a faggot.
Mr. Pink: Why can't we pick our own colors?
Joe: No way, no way. Tried it once, doesn't work. You got four guys all fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black, but they don't know each other, so nobody wants to back down. No way. I pick. You're Mr. Pink. Be thankful you're not Mr. Yellow.
Mr. Brown: Yeah, but Mr. Brown is a little too close to Mr. Shit.
Mr. Pink: Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy. How 'bout if I'm Mr. Purple? That sounds good to me. I'll be Mr. Purple.
Joe: You're not Mr. Purple. Some guy on some other job is Mr. Purple. You're Mr. PINK.
Mr. White: Who cares what your name is?
Mr. Pink: Yeah, that's easy for you to say, you're Mr. White. You have a cool-sounding name. All right look, if it's no big deal to be Mr. Pink, you wanna trade?
Joe: Hey! NOBODY'S trading with ANYBODY. This ain't a goddamn fucking city council meeting, you know. Now listen up, Mr. Pink. There's two ways you can go on this job: my way or the highway. Now what's it gonna be, Mr. Pink?
Mr. Pink: Jesus Christ, Joe, fucking forget about it. It's beneath me. I'm Mr. Pink. Let's move on.
Joe: I'll move on when I feel like it... All you guys got the goddamn message?. I'm so goddamn mad, hollering at you guys I can hardly talk. Pssh. Let's go to work.

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Mistakes

In the scene where Mr. Blonde is pouring gasoline over the cop, the cop's legs are flying around trying to kick him. Later, we see that the cop's legs are still taped to the chair.

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Trivia

Michael Madsen was extremely reluctant to film the torture scenes, especially when he was required to hit Kirk Baltz.

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