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Who shoots Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn) during the Mexican standoff in "Reservoir Dogs"?

Asked by kevbo (25606points) February 10th, 2010 from iPhone

Joe’s gun is on Orange. White’s gun is on Joe. Eddie’s gun is on White. Who shoots Eddie?

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LunaChick's avatar

Mister Orange…he shot him, from the ground.

Or did he?

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities – nice find. I was going from memory.

kevbo's avatar

Yeah, now that I look at it again, I guess it is White. (Orange’s hands are clearly empty.) It’s not obvious because Keitel clearly fires the gun in between where Joe and Eddie are standing, so it doesn’t look like White is shooting at Eddie. Eddie does react to the shot though.

Thanks to you both. Your responses were helpful.

odali's avatar

The special edition gives an extra feature to show bullet paths during this scene.. ill check it out when I get a chance and let you know..

odali's avatar

I think it was Mr. Pink to be honest, he was hiding under the stairs..

odali's avatar

also – couldnt be orange, as he ran out of bullets, remember?

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

On that video, YouTube user septichar commented:

Chris Penn said: ’‘What was supposed to happen—and I don’t know if Quentin’s gonna like me for giving this away, but it’s too late now, he never told me not to—was Harvey Keitel was supposed to shoot Lawrence Tierney, then me, then get squibbed. But what happened was the squib on Harvey went right off after he shot Lawrence Tierney, so he went down, but my squib went off, so I went´╗┐ down. Quentin said, ‘You know what? It’ll be the biggest controversy of the film. We’re leaving it.’”

I’m guessing he’s quoting from some interview. Makes sense to me.

Zen_Again's avatar

Time to watch it again. Thanks for reminding me about this great movie.

ucme's avatar

Extraordinary marksmanship & foresight under pressure from the impeccable Mr. White.

mowens's avatar

It was Mr. Pink.

Mr. White shot Joe.
Nice guy Eddie shot Mr. White.

Mr. Orange was already shot.

Afterwards, Mr. Pink stands up, takes the diamands, and runs out the door. If you turn the tv up and listen to the cops scream in the back ground, you can hear Mr. Pink get blown the fuck away too.

Some people have a different theory, as a matter of fact there are websites dedicated to it.

http://www.godamongdirectors.com/tarantino/faq/mrpink.html

filmfann's avatar

@mowens You hear them shooting at Mr. Pink, but that doesn’t mean he was blown away.
He was a lucky mother fucker.

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

@filmfann His luck runs out as it does for everybody eventually. He yells at the cops to stop shooting as he’s already been shot. Well, we all know how that works out.

odali's avatar

@hiphiphopflipflapflop i know. If I didn’t do that I wouldn’t be zombie-fluthering right now.

mowens's avatar

You can hear bullets!!!!

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