10 things you never knew about Reservoir Dogs

This Friday, the In The House series at the Event Cinemas on George Street in Sydney will be screening the Taranino classic Reservoir Dogs (book tickets HERE).

In anticipation, we looked back at the film to bring you these 10 facts that you may have never known about one of our favorite movies of all time:

  • Vince’s surname from Quentin Taratino’s Pulp Fiction (1994) was the surname of Vic Vega, Mr Blonde’s real name.
  • Tarantino revealed that Vic and Vince are brothers, and intended to create a prequel to both the films called “Double V Vega”, starring both the Vega brothers. However, Madsen and Travolta aged too quickly to reprise their roles.
  • A paramedic was always on set during filming to make sure that Mr Orange’s blood loss was constant and lifelike.
  • Originally, Quentin Tarantino was to play Mr Pink, despite making a point of letting other actors audition. Tarantino said that if Steve Buscemi nailed his audition, it was his. So he did.
  • The torture scenes presented a challenge for actor Michael Madsen especially when asked to hit actor Kirk Baltz. The scene where a police officer begs for his life as he has a child was too much for Madsen as he recently had become a father. He couldn’t finish the scene.
  • The movie has no orchestral score. Rather, the film’s soundtrack was entirely made up of pre-recorded tracks.
  • It too 35 days for the entire movie to be filmed.
  • During filming, Tim Roth had to lie in blood for such a long time, that it dried and he had to be peeled off the ground.
  • Tarantino wanted James Woods to play a role, but his agent declined after five cash offers were deemed too low. The agent did this without Wood’s knowledge, and when Woods personally met Tarantino and was told of the offer he hired a new agent.
  • A reference to True Romance is made in Mr White’s flashback, when Joe asks him about a girl called Alabama. It was revealed Tarantino originally wanted this character to be partners in crime with Mr White, however this was changed a year after the release of True Romance.

For more details about In The House and this screening, head HERE.


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