Six strangers have been hired to pull off a diamond robbery by the crime boss Joe Cabot. Each has been set up with an alternative identity in hopes of keeping the men focused on the job at hand. The heist, however, goes wrong when the police show up at a critical time. Two members of the group are lost in a shootout as well as some police and bystanders. When the remaining group members meet up at the warehouse they have named as a rendezvous point, they are led to believe one of the members of the group is an undercover cop.Read more
Edward Heward Bunker, the actor who played Mr. Blue, was a criminal in real life. After landing at a foster home at the age of five, Bunker got a start in crime early in life and spent many of his years in and out of prison. Bunkers' convictions include bank robbery, drug dealing, extortion, armed robbery, and forgery. Bunker is said to have repeated a pattern of crime until 1975 when he left his criminal life behind and took up writing. Bunker has written a number of books since some of which have been adapted to film. Bunker also had a hand in screenwriting and authored the movies Straight time, Runaway Train and Animal Factory.
Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 heist film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It was his first feature-length film. The movie stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Tarantino, and Edward Bunker. Reservoir Dogs is highly regarded in independent film circles and was named the 'Greatest Independent Film of all Time' by Empire. The film was released to praise from critics. It was budgeted at $1.2 million and grossed $2.5 million in the US and roughly double that in the UK.