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According to this page Slang term for one who snitches to the police, or is an undercover police officer themselves. Origin comes from the great size of rats living in and around reservoirs. Near the end of the movie the survivors come to a dramatic conclusion, one of them is a snitch or a cop. The title is actually a very good title, a reservoir is ...


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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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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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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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I personally don't believe he truly died. In the beginning of the 12 second flashback, you see their car crash, and it's sudden stop could've cause him to hit his head on the steering wheel, cutting him and start the bleeding. He doesn't get shot by the police Mr. White kills during the scene, because they didn't have time to reach for their guns, they we're ...


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From IMDb: What does the title mean? Tarantino doesn't typically answer this question directly, saying that he likes it when people come up with their own definitions for the phrase. He has called it "more of a mood title than anything else." One popular and oft-told story about the origin of the title is that former video store employee Tarantino ...


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Larry (Mr. White) shot Nice Guy Eddie. It's all a bit unclear and very quick (the frames above are from about 0.5 seconds), but thankfully Chris Penn (the guy who plays Nice Guy Eddie) explained it: "It was a mistake," Penn later explained. "What was supposed to happen - and I don't know if Quentin's gonna like me giving this away, but it's too late now,...


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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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His betrayal story would sound more plausible. Why would blonde decide to shoot another member of the team ? They'd understand shooting the cop, but why shoot orange ? Orange was hoping the betrayal line would hit home with the others .. i guess he didn't know the loyalty that existed between Blonde, Joe and Eddie


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