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Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American crime thriller film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the feature-length debut of writer and director Quentin Tarantino, and stars Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney and Tim Roth. Tarantino and criminal-turned-author Edward Bunker have minor roles. It incorporates many themes that have become Tarantino's hallmarks: violent crime, pop culture references, profanity, and nonlinear storytelling. The film has become a classic of independent film and a cult film. It was named "Greatest Independent Film of all Time" by Empire. Reservoir Dogs was generally well received, and the cast was praised by many critics. Although it was not given much promotion upon release, the film became a modest success in the United States after grossing $2,832,029, recouping its $1.2 million budget. The film was more successful in the United Kingdom, grossing nearly £6.5 million, and it achieved higher popularity after the success of Tarantino's next film, Pulp Fiction (1994). A soundtrack was released featuring songs used in the film, which are mostly from the 1970s

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Tennis great Roger Federer (left) and director Quentin Tarantino.

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Actress Uma Thurman, left, and director Quentin Tarantino arrive for the awards ceremony at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, center, accepts the Palm d'Or from director Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman during the awards ceremony for the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Actress Uma Thurman, left, and director Quentin Tarantino arrive for the awards ceremony at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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From right, Kelly Preston, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, director Quentin Tarantino and producer Laurence Bender arrive for the screening of Sils Maria at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Director Quentin Tarantino, left, and actress Uma Thurman arrive for the screening of Sils Maria at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)