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Ah, one of the great movie questions. I'm surprised it hasn't come up here before. This particular Mexican standoff scene has been dissected quite a bit, and the IMDB link provided by @GertArnold gives the consensus: The bullets were supposed to fly thusly: Joe shoots Mr. Orange, Eddie shoots Mr. White, and Mr. White shoots Joe and then Eddie. However, ...


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From reading the article that @Richard has linked in the comments, it is clear that there certainly is a subtext of a homoerotic nature between the two characters Mr. Orange and Mr. White. That's almost indisputable. However I never interpreted it that way when I watched it, I just assumed it was simply the building of a mutual respect, and a mentor/mentee ...


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Brown was shot by the police (possibly the officers that Mr. White later fires on). He crashes the car as a result of his soon-to-be-fatal injury. Mr. Orange does not harm Mr. Brown - his shell-shocked behavior after Brown's death is due to the violence that he is witnessing, and not yet any that he has committed. He has, after all, just seen his friend Mr. ...


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I've seen Reservoir Dogs a lot of times, and I recently read a book that dissected most of Tarantino's movies, but it's never come to my attention that he even switched guns. Knowing Tarantino's work I'd say that it's entirely possible this is in fact a hint, or even a metaphor. Then again, this was his first full-feature movie and it might just as well be ...



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