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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantino's debut as a film director. It was inspired by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam's movie Long hu feng yun (City on Fire) from 1987, which stars Chow Yun-Fat and Danny Lee, reportedly one of Tarantino's favourite films. The plot and many scenes were taken from it.

Tarantino was originally going to shoot it with his friends, but luckily he was able to get the script to Harvey Keitel who loved it. Funds were raised partly from selling the script for True Romance and what money Harvey Keitel was able to raise. The final budget was $1.2 million, not leaving money for all the costumes which is why some of the clothes used in the film belonged to the actors themselves.

The film gained notoriety for the level of violence it contained. However Tarantino has pointed out that there are actually very few scenes of overt violence shown.

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A gang of criminals rob a diamond warehouse, but the cops seem to show up a little too early. When the few criminals who get away meet up at the rendezvous point the question becomes, how could the cops have known?


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