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Max Cherry (Character)
from Jackie Brown (1997)

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Jackie Brown (1997)
Max Cherry: Half a million dollars will always be missed.

Max Cherry: Is white guilt supposed to make me forget that I run a business?

Max Cherry: I'll bet, besides maybe an afro, you look exactly how you did at 29.
Jackie Brown: Well, my ass ain't the same.
Max Cherry: Bigger?
Jackie Brown: Yeah.
Max Cherry: Ain't nothin' wrong with that!

Ordell Robbie: This you and me talking, is this like a lawyer-client thing, and you can't repeat nothing I tell you?
Max Cherry: You're not my client until you get busted and I bond you out.
Ordell Robbie: Well, if we ain't got no - what's that shit called? - confidentiality, why should I tell you a thing?
Max Cherry: Because you want me to know what a slick guy you are. You got stewardesses bringing you fifty grand.
Ordell Robbie: Now why would a stewardess be bringing me fifty grand?
Max Cherry: Now you want me to speculate on what you do. My guess is you're in the drug business, except the money's moving the wrong way. Whatever you're into, you seem to be getting away with it, so more power to you.

Winston: I don't have to know what I'm doing, just so long as you know.
Max Cherry: I think I do. Good enough?
Winston: You bet.

Max Cherry: Yeah.
Ordell Robbie: There ain't nothing you want to tell me before we get out of this car, is there?
Max Cherry: No.
Ordell Robbie: Last chance, motherfucker. You sure?
[Max nods]
Ordell Robbie: You better be, motherfucker. All right, let's roll.

Max Cherry: Jackie wants to give it to you herself, she wants to collect her ten percent. She also wants to explain why she had to hang on to it.
Ordell Robbie: Oh, and I want to hear that shit!

Ordell Robbie: How'd you find me?
Max Cherry: Winston found you.
Ordell Robbie: How the fuck did he find me?
Max Cherry: That's what Winston does. He finds people who don't want to be found.
Ordell Robbie: Well bully for that nigga!

Ordell Robbie: What the fuck you doin' knockin on the door like the goddamn police? You wanna die?
Max Cherry: I thought you might be asleep.
Ordell Robbie: You keep fuckin' with me, you're gonna be asleep forever.

Max Cherry: If you've got time, you think you can find out where he's staying?
Winston: Cops can't locate him, huh?
Max Cherry: They don't have your winning personality.

[last lines]
Jackie Brown: I'll send you a postcard.
Max Cherry: Will you?
Jackie Brown: I sure will partner.
[They kiss. Both are silent for a moment after, then the phone begins to ring. Max hesitates to answer it]
Jackie Brown: You're running a business Max.
Max Cherry: [answers phone] Cherry Bail Bonds. Uh, What is it your son's charged with?
[Jackie leaves the office, Max watches her go]
Max Cherry: Yes, that's a very serious offense. Is your son still in school? Does his father still live in the house? Could I excuse myself? Would you call me back in about half an hour? Yes, thank you.
[Hangs up the phone and watches Jackie drive off out the window]

Max Cherry: Ordell, this isn't a bar. You don't have a tab.

Jackie Brown: Aw, the milk went bad while I was in jail.
Max Cherry: Black's fine.

Max Cherry: You know, a good cop will never let you know he knows you're full of shit.

Max Cherry: I'd say you're in the drug business, except the money's moving in the wrong direction.

Jackie Brown: What's the matter, haven't ever borrowed someone's car before?
Max Cherry: Not after they're dead.

Max Cherry: I'm 56 years old. I can't blame anybody for anything I do.

Jackie Brown: ...the money won't convict him, guns will.
Max Cherry: You're rationalizing.
Jackie Brown: Well that's what you do to go through with the shit you start, you rationalize. I can do it, Max, I know I can. I just can't do it without you.