Top 36 Reservoir Dogs Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Reservoir Dogs facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Reservoir Dogs film message.

Mr Pink (played by Steve Buscemi) famously protests the culture of tipping waitresses. In Pulp Fiction, Buscemi cameos as Buddy Holly, a waiter.

In "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), Steve Buscemi's character Mr. Pink famously rants against tipping waiters. In "Pulp Fiction" (1994) however, Buscemi cameos as a... waiter. This wasn't originally planned though; he was supposed to play Jimmy (Tarantino's character), but couldn't due to scheduling.

Reservoir Dogs Trivia

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  1. Mr. Pink carjacks a random woman by dragging her out of her car into the street. Two years later in Pulp Fiction, the same actress, Linda Kaye, is the woman Marsellus accidentally shoots when aiming for Butch.

  2. The actor that plays Mr. Blue is actually a real convicted felon, for multiple crimes including bank heists, named Edward Bunker. He later publishes his autobiography: "Mr. Blue: Memoirs of a Renegade".

  3. Tarantino gives the names of his characters color-coded nicknames to conceal their true identities. This is an homage to the original 1974 version of "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three", which featured characters with the code names Mr. Green, Mr. Brown and Mr. Blue.

  4. (1992) Vic Vega (Michael Madsen) says his parole officer is Seymour Scagnetti. In Natural Born Killers, (1994) which was also written by Quentin Tarantino, Tom Sizemore plays Detective Jack Scagnetti.

  5. Mr. Blonde's dance to "Stuck in the Middle With You" was entirely spontaneous and unrehearsed.

Reservoir Dogs Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The mustached cop from Mr. Orange's made-up story is the same cop that finds Mr. White in the finale. They even yell the same "I'm gonna fucking blow you away!" line.
    The mustached cop from Mr. Orange's made-up story is the same cop that finds Mr. White in the finale. They even yell the same "I'm gonna fucking blow you away!" line.
  • Mr. White tells Mr. Blonde: "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." This is a play on a line from the 1938 movie Angels With Dirty Faces, in which James Cagney says: "You slap me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize."

  • 1 - Steve Buscemi's character talks about how he believes tipping the waiter/waitress is wrong. In Pulp Fiction (1994) Buscemi cameos a waiter in the Jack Rabbit Slims scene and we never see him get tipped.
    Steve Buscemi's character talks about how he believes tipping the waiter/waitress is wrong. In Pulp Fiction (1994) Buscemi cameos a waiter in the Jack Rabbit Slims scene and we never see him get tipped.

Reservoir Dogs Hidden Details

1 - The only person wearing different sunglasses is the rat. Everyone else is wearing wayfarers but the rat is wearing clubmasters
The only person wearing different sunglasses is the rat. Everyone else is wearing wayfarers but the rat is wearing clubmasters
1 - The officer whose ear gets removed is related to an patrolman who is killed by Mickey and Mallory in the Taratino-scribed Natural Born Killers, as well as a member of the Smitty Bacall Gang in Django Unchained
The officer whose ear gets removed is related to an patrolman who is killed by Mickey and Mallory in the Taratino-scribed Natural Born Killers, as well as a member of the Smitty Bacall Gang in Django Unchained
1 - An orange balloon briefly follows Nice Guy Eddie's car, foreshadowing Mr. Orange on his tail
An orange balloon briefly follows Nice Guy Eddie's car, foreshadowing Mr. Orange on his tail
1 - There is a baby seat in the back of the car Mr Orange and Mr White have stolen, meaning Mr Orange left a child motherless when he shot the car's owner in the previous scene. I can't believe I never noticed it before watching it today for the 50th time.
There is a baby seat in the back of the car Mr Orange and Mr White have stolen, meaning Mr Orange left a child motherless when he shot the car's owner in the previous scene. I can't believe I never noticed it before watching it today for the 50th time.
1 - Mr. Orange has Silver Surfer poster in his apartment. In earlier scene he also compared Joe Cabot to The Thing from Fantastic Four; Showing he is fan of the comics.
Mr. Orange has Silver Surfer poster in his apartment. In earlier scene he also compared Joe Cabot to The Thing from Fantastic Four; Showing he is fan of the comics.
1 - Mr. Orange quickly rats out to Joe Cabot that Mr. Pink is the one that did not put a $1.00 into the tip pool foreshadowing he is a cop, by jumping to point out the accused, and not a criminal like the rest of the guys.
Mr. Orange quickly rats out to Joe Cabot that Mr. Pink is the one that did not put a $1.00 into the tip pool foreshadowing he is a cop, by jumping to point out the accused, and not a criminal like the rest of the guys.
1 - The warehouse is full of coffins and Mr Blonde sits on a hearse.
The warehouse is full of coffins and Mr Blonde sits on a hearse.
1 - You can see in the background some guys just chilling out even though a few seconds ago, a car crashed, Mr. White murdered 2 cops and shot a police car with his 2 guns multiple times and can clearly hear sirens nearby.
You can see in the background some guys just chilling out even though a few seconds ago, a car crashed, Mr. White murdered 2 cops and shot a police car with his 2 guns multiple times and can clearly hear sirens nearby.
1 - Mr. White and Mr. Pink discuss the possibility of a mole within their group while Mr. Orange bleeds out in the next room. The positioning of the juice containers in the background hints at the mole's identity.
Mr. White and Mr. Pink discuss the possibility of a mole within their group while Mr. Orange bleeds out in the next room. The positioning of the juice containers in the background hints at the mole's identity.
1 - Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) remarks that one of the criminals is 'dead as Dillinger'. Tierney had famously portrayed Dillinger in his first major film role decades earlier.
Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) remarks that one of the criminals is 'dead as Dillinger'. Tierney had famously portrayed Dillinger in his first major film role decades earlier.
1 - Before the cops enter the warehouse,you can hear them in the background arresting Mr.Pink.
Before the cops enter the warehouse,you can hear them in the background arresting Mr.Pink.
1 - Just seconds after Mr White shoots dead two policemen in their squad car, there is a small group of people nearby who haven't reacted.
Just seconds after Mr White shoots dead two policemen in their squad car, there is a small group of people nearby who haven't reacted.

During the breakfast scene, Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) rats out Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) when Joe asked the group who didn't throw in a buck for the tip. Joe was possibly tipped off during this exchange? Definite foreshadowing on Tarantino's part. Brilliant movie.

You can see how the same police officer (the chubby one) dies twice from Mr. Pink's shootout with the cops, from different angles of course. (Sorry for the terrible quality)

1 - In Reservoirs Dogs during Mr. Orange joke practice scene you can see he has a Silver Surfer poster in his room, later he compares Cabot to The Thing from Fantastic Four, on next scene you can see he also has The Thing and Ironman action figurines. Means he was a big fan of Fantastic Four.
In Reservoirs Dogs during Mr. Orange joke practice scene you can see he has a Silver Surfer poster in his room, later he compares Cabot to The Thing from Fantastic Four, on next scene you can see he also has The Thing and Ironman action figurines. Means he was a big fan of Fantastic Four.
1 - In the shot directly after Mr. Orange describes Joe Cabot as "The Thing" a Thing action figure is present.
In the shot directly after Mr. Orange describes Joe Cabot as "The Thing" a Thing action figure is present.

Vick Vega (played by Chicago-native Michael Madsen) speaks with a clear Chicago accent. In Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega-supposed brother to Vick Vega shows zero Chicago accent until he pronounces the name of Lava soap, showing that he had a mid-western upbringing.

Mr. Orange says that Joe Caboto looks like Thing from the Fantastic Four, and you can see a poster of the Silver Surfer in his room.

1 - Mr. Orange "auditions" by telling a story involving 4 "Sheriffs" in a bathroom. This helps sell the idea that he doesn't know how the police hierarchy works.
Mr. Orange "auditions" by telling a story involving 4 "Sheriffs" in a bathroom. This helps sell the idea that he doesn't know how the police hierarchy works.
1 - In the Pink Escape sc?ne, Mr. White (Harvey Keitle) doesn't light his cigarette while M.Pink does and keeps acting like he did.
In the Pink Escape sc?ne, Mr. White (Harvey Keitle) doesn't light his cigarette while M.Pink does and keeps acting like he did.
1 - Blond mentions to White and Pink that he just got off the phone with nice guy Eddie, out of the safe house, out of earshot of Orange. Later Orange Kills Blonde and lies that Blonde was going to kill everyone not knowing that Eddie and blonde are close and is called out.
Blond mentions to White and Pink that he just got off the phone with nice guy Eddie, out of the safe house, out of earshot of Orange. Later Orange Kills Blonde and lies that Blonde was going to kill everyone not knowing that Eddie and blonde are close and is called out.
1 - Pulp Fiction's (1994) dad joke a la Quentin Tarantino. Ruth also appeared in Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) as a Shot Cop.
Pulp Fiction's (1994) dad joke a la Quentin Tarantino. Ruth also appeared in Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) as a Shot Cop.
1 - Mr. Orange tells Mr. White to take him to the hospital, even thought he would be turning himself into the cops. Off course we later learned he was an undercover cop, so he wasn't afraid of going to prison.
Mr. Orange tells Mr. White to take him to the hospital, even thought he would be turning himself into the cops. Off course we later learned he was an undercover cop, so he wasn't afraid of going to prison.
1 - When Joe asks who didn't tip, Mr. Orange tells him right away, immediately revealing himself as the rat.
When Joe asks who didn't tip, Mr. Orange tells him right away, immediately revealing himself as the rat.
1 - Mr. Blonde dances to Stuck in The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel. This foreshadows that he was stuck in the middle of two cops, Marvin Nash and Mr. Orange
Mr. Blonde dances to Stuck in The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel. This foreshadows that he was stuck in the middle of two cops, Marvin Nash and Mr. Orange
Reservoir Dogs poster
Reservoir Dogs poster

Reservoir Dogs Plot

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Reservoir Dogs. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Quentin Tarantino
Stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn
IMDB score 8.3