''Reservoir Dogs'' decoded -- How Quentin Tarantino came up with the film's title

By Alan Carter
Updated January 15, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST
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So what does the title of Quentin Tarantino’s art-house hit, Reservoir Dogs, mean? A source says that when Tarantino worked as a clerk in a West Hollywood video store, he could never pronounce the name of his favorite film, Louis Malle’s Au Revoir Les Enfants, so he recommended it to customers as ”the reservoir movie.” Next installment: Where did dogs come into the picture? Tarantino refuses to offer any explanation.

Reservoir Dogs

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  • Movie
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  • R
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  • 99 minutes
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  • Quentin Tarantino

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