Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino in his feature-length debut. It stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, and Edward Bunker as diamond thieves whose planned heist of a jewelry store goes terribly wrong. The film depicts the events before and after the heist. Kirk Baltz, Randy Brooks, and Steven Wright also play supporting roles. It incorporates many motifs that have become Tarantino's hallmarks: violent crime, pop culture references, profanity, and nonlinear storytelling.
Eight men eat breakfast at a Los Angeles diner before carrying out a diamond heist. Led by Joe Cabot and his son Nice Guy Eddie, all other criminals use aliases: Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, and Mr. Pink. After discussing the Madonna song "Like a Virgin" and arguing over Pink's habit of not tipping, the group leaves the diner to perform the heist.
|keywords||arrest bleed create diamond heist gratuity hijack kidnap kill like a virgin madonna mexican standoff murder nice guy no-show job old friend police officer setup stealers wheel sting operation straight razor stuck in the middle with you tip undercover undercover operation wait|
|productionCompany||Dog Eat Dog Productions Live America Inc.|
|theme||black comedy dance heist independent narrative neo-noir|