Why can't we pick our own colors?
Crime boss Joe (Lawrence Tierney) and his son Nice Guy Eddie (Christopher Penn) organize a jewelry heist. The thieves are all are all lifelong criminals , with the exception of one. They are given colour-coded names to preserve their anonymity. There's the principled pro, Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), the wounded Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), the erratic and brutal Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), the whiny Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) and two others, who are out of the picture early on.
When the heist goes bad, one member of the gang is dead, and several are missing. The survivors, including Mr. White, Mr. Pink, and a critically-injured Mr. Orange are holed up in a warehouse, trying to figure out how to salvage the situation.
Pink's suspicions that the cops were tipped off mean that the search is on for the informer in the group, and the tension escalates when Mr. Blonde shows up with a little surprise in the trunk of his car.
Release date: September 2, 1992
Director Tarantino doesn’t want to say what the title Reservoir dogs means: “I am knocked out by people coming up to me telling me what they think it means. The minute I say what it means to me, all of that will stop. I don't want it to stop.” Source / More (Book)
At some get-together, Madonna autographed a copy of her Erotica album for Tarantino, and wrote on it: “Quentin: It's about love, not dick”
Robert Kurtzman did the special make-up effects for free, on the condition that Tarantino wrote a script for From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) based on a story by Kurtzman.
Tarantino wanted James Woods to play a role in the film (Mr. Orange), and made him five different cash offers. Woods’ agent refused the offers without ever mentioning it to Woods as the sums offered were well below what Woods would usually receive.
Chris Penn in an interview:“Nobody shot Nice Guy Eddie. It was a mistake. Harvey Keitel was supposed to shoot Lawrence Tierney, then me, then get squibbed. But what happened was the squib on Harvey went right off after he shot Lawrence Tierney, so he went down, but my squib went off, so I went down.
So basically nobody shot Nice Guy Eddie. Quentin said: You know what? It'll be the biggest controversy of the film. We're leaving it”