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06-22-2005, 06:40 PM
We've discussed this before, in this thread most recently (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=292313), but I watched the movie again the other night, and something doesn't add up.
At the very end, Mr. White is aiming at Joe, Joe is aiming at Mr. Orange, and Nice Guy Eddie is aiming at Mr. White. They all shoot at once, I don't hear multiple shots, yet Nice Guy Eddie is hit, although nobody was aiming at him. Mr. Orange had no more bullets left-he's emptied his pistol killing Mr. Blonde. The cop in the chair was dead-Nice Guy Eddie finished him off. The only other person there was Mr. Pink, but why would he have become involved?
So-who shot Nice Guy Eddie?
06-22-2005, 06:41 PM
So-who shot Nice Guy Eddie?
White shot Eddie and his dad.
06-22-2005, 07:03 PM
Bryan Ekars is right.
The book "Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies That Changed History" by Joe Bob Briggs has a chapter on "Reservoir Dogs" and it addresses the "Who Shot Nice Guy Eddie?" debate.
"The answer is that there was a mistake made during the filming. Joe Cabot was supposed to shoot Mr. Orange, and then Mr. White was supposed to pull the trigger twice, shooting both Joe Cabot and Nice Guy Eddie, even as he was hit with Nice Guy Eddie's bullet. But the blood squib on Nice Guy Eddie was detonated before Mr. White could fire the second time. Chris Penn, the actor playing Nice Guy Eddie, went ahead and collapsed on the floor at the same time that Harvey Keitel, the actor playing Mr. White, collapsed, as though they had killed each other, even though Keitel's gun was still pointed at Lawrence Tierney. After the mistake was discovered, Tarantino looked at the footage, thought about it, and said, 'Leave it. They'll talk about it forever.' "
(By the way, "Profoundly Disturbing" is a great book and I highly recommend it if you're into film at all.)
06-22-2005, 07:10 PM
Thanks for the clarification. That was my whole point-Mr. White never turned to shoot Nice Guy Eddie making me wonder WTF? Thinking that Mr. White shot them both makes sense, but the film doesn't show that taking place. ;)
Tarantino is correct-every time the film is mentioned, someone brings this up. :D
06-22-2005, 07:47 PM
Glad I could help with some of the details, danceswithcats!
06-23-2005, 10:46 AM
This is the world's smallest violin playing for Nice Guy Eddie.
Push You Down
06-23-2005, 11:14 AM
When me and my friends first started watching this in high school we had the debate... and I swear frame by frame watched and decided that it must have been Mr. White who shot both of them.
A link to a picture of the setup in question:
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