History YMMV / ReservoirDogs

24th Oct '17 5:58:20 AM ClintEastwood
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* FanNickname: The heist crew are lovely called "The Reservoir Dogs" or "The Dogs" by fans.
24th Oct '17 5:55:38 AM ClintEastwood
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was released in America with almost no promotion, so it did not do that well at the box office. In England, however, it was such a huge hit that Creator/QuentinTarantino would be mobbed as he walked down the street in London. British filmmakers have been "influenced" by it since.
24th Oct '17 5:52:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Vic Vega]], also known as [[SoftSpokenSadist Mr. Blonde]], despite his [[DissonantSerenity apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor]], is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. A flashback during the movie reveals that Vega had a history of [[PrisonRape raping "punks" in prison]]. Employed for a simple bank robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified his fellow criminals]]. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture him]] [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]], slashing his face and [[EarAche cutting off his ear]], all while singing and dancing to "[[SoundtrackDissonance Stuck in the Middle With You]]" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to [[ManOnFire set him on fire]]. In a movie [[BlackAndGrayMorality filled with hardened criminals]], Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and {{sadist}}ic [[TheSociopath psychopath]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Vic Vega]], also known as [[SoftSpokenSadist Mr. Blonde]], despite his [[DissonantSerenity apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor]], is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. A flashback during the movie reveals that Vega had a history of [[PrisonRape raping "punks" in prison]]. Employed for a simple bank jewellery store robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified his fellow criminals]]. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture him]] [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]], slashing his face and [[EarAche cutting off his ear]], all while singing and dancing to "[[SoundtrackDissonance Stuck in the Middle With You]]" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to [[ManOnFire set him on fire]]. In a movie [[BlackAndGrayMorality filled with hardened criminals]], Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and {{sadist}}ic [[TheSociopath psychopath]].



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mr. Blonde. ''1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die'' aptly described Michael Madsen's performance as "creepily mesmerising".
** A lot of fans, as well as casual viewers, name Mr. Pink as their favorite "Mister". Also P!nk allegedly chose her stage name in honour of the character.
* EvilIsSexy: Mr. Blonde. The fact that he's played by Michael Madsen certainly helps.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Mr. Blonde. ''1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die'' aptly described Michael Madsen's Creator/MichaelMadsen's performance as "creepily mesmerising".
** A lot of fans, as well as casual viewers, name Mr. Pink as their favorite "Mister". Also P!nk Music/{{Pink}} allegedly chose her stage name in honour of the character.
* EvilIsSexy: Mr. Blonde. The fact that he's played by Michael Madsen Creator/MichaelMadsen certainly helps.



* {{Fanon}}: There are two popular, but mutually exclusive, theories about this movie's connection to ''Pulp Fiction'', which many fans accept as canon.

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* {{Fanon}}: There are two popular, but mutually exclusive, theories about this movie's connection to ''Pulp Fiction'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', which many fans accept as canon.



* FridgeBrilliance: Why does Mr. Blonde hate alarms? Perhaps he had to serve those four years because of one.
* FridgeHorror: Just what did Mr. Blonde experience in prison that molded him into the psychopath he became?



* HilariousInHindsight: Mr. Pink suggests that he be called Mr. Purple instead so that he doesn't sound gay. Purple later became heavily associated with gay and lesbian symbols.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Mr. Pink suggests that he be called Mr. Purple instead so that he doesn't sound gay. Purple later became heavily associated with gay and lesbian symbols.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: Mr. Pink had the right idea in that the gang should have found another location the minute the heist went bad. Even if the undercover cop scenario wasn't a factor the level of carnage the gang made to escape would no doubt leave a trail to their hideout.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: Mr. Pink had the right idea in that the gang should have found another location the minute the heist went bad. Even if the undercover cop scenario wasn't a factor the level of carnage the gang made to escape would no doubt leave a trail to their hideout.
* TheWoobie: Mr. Orange and Marvin Nash.


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* TheWoobie: Mr. Orange and Marvin Nash.
31st Jul '17 12:52:41 PM Silverblade2
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* ChaoticNeutral: Mr White. He's polite, loyal, takes honor very seriously, genuinely cares for his friend Mr. Orange enough to risk incarceration to keep him alive, and dislikes killing civilians. And he has no problem blowing several police officers to hell and torturing bank tellers by cutting off their fingers. And he's the [[BlackAndGrayMorality nicest character in the movie.]] As [[spoiler:Mr. Orange]] found out the hard way, "just because he's a nice guy doesn't mean he won't kill you."
20th Jun '17 7:27:45 AM MrReviser121
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* FanNickname: The heist crew are lovely called "The Reservoir Dogs" or "The Dogs" by fans.



* FridgeHorror: Just what did Mr.Blonde experience in prison that molded him into the psychopath he became?
* HarsherInHindsight: Nice Guy Eddie vouched for Vick to be a part of the heist because he considered Vick the most reliable individual in the organization. With no idea that he'd be the catalyst to a series of catastrophic events for the heist group.

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* FridgeHorror: Just what did Mr. Blonde experience in prison that molded him into the psychopath he became?
* HarsherInHindsight: Nice Guy Eddie vouched for Vick Vic to be a part of the heist because he considered Vick Vic the most reliable individual in the organization. With no idea that he'd be the catalyst to a series of catastrophic events for the heist group.
20th Jun '17 7:01:27 AM MrReviser121
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* For the whole main cast: ''wearing the suits you're about to go rob a bank with in a public diner''! Even Eddie Bunker, a former criminal who played Mr. Blue, say that was something he would've never done.

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* ** For the whole main cast: ''wearing the suits you're about to go rob a bank with in a public diner''! Even Eddie Bunker, a former criminal who played Mr. Blue, say that was something he would've never done.
27th May '17 12:31:14 PM Pallo
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* FridgeBrilliance: Since Mr. Blonde had served four years prior to the events depicted in the film, a plausible explanation for his dislike of alarms is that he got caught because of one.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Since Why does Mr. Blonde hate alarms? Perhaps he had served to serve those four years prior to the events depicted in the film, a plausible explanation for his dislike of alarms is that he got caught because of one.
21st May '17 10:52:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ChaoticNeutral: Mr White. He's polite, loyal, takes honor very seriously, genuinely cares for his friend Mr. Orange enough to risk incarceration to keep him alive, and dislikes killing civilians. And he has no problem blowing several police officers to hell and torturing bank tellers by cutting off their fingers. And he's the [[BlackAndGrayMorality nicest character in the movie.]] As [[spoiler:Mr. Orange]] found out the hard way, "just because he's a nice guy doesn't mean he won't kill you."
10th May '17 3:17:54 PM PrincessGwen
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: In the end, not only do the police show up, everyone involved in the heist (besides Mr. Pink) is killed, rendering both the mission of the police (to bring in Joe Cabot and potentially get more information from him in addition to taking him out of the crime syndicate) and the mission of the criminals (to steal the diamonds and get paid) completely moot. All the effort is completely wasted and the whole thing goes down the toilet.
10th May '17 2:58:08 PM nevercomestheday
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*ShootTheShaggyDog: In the end, not only do the police show up, everyone involved in the heist (besides Mr. Pink) is killed, rendering both the mission of the police (to bring in Joe Cabot and potentially get more information from him in addition to taking him out of the crime syndicate) and the mission of the criminals (to steal the diamonds and get paid) completely moot. All the effort is completely wasted and the whole thing goes down the toilet.
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