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Jackie Brown (Character)
from Jackie Brown (1997)

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Jackie Brown (1997)
Jackie Brown: Melanie?
Melanie: Jackie?
Jackie Brown: Hey, girl, what's up?
Melanie: Hey, are you getting that suit?
Jackie Brown: Yeah. You like it?
Melanie: It looks really good on you.
Jackie Brown: You got something for me?
Melanie: You betcha.
Jackie Brown: I put a cherry on top. Booh-yah! What the fuck did Ordell ever do for us, huh?
Melanie: Thanks.

Jackie Brown: Shut your raggedy-ass up, and sit the fuck down!

[Ray Nicolet and Jackie Brown are discussing Ordell Robbi's business]
Jackie Brown: He sells guns.
Ray Nicolet: You ever see him sell guns?
Jackie Brown: No.
Ray Nicolet: Then how do you know he sells guns?
Jackie Brown: He told me. Besides, why else would an ATF man be after him?

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!

Jackie Brown: Now sooner or later, they're gonna get around to offering me a plea deal, and you know that. That's why you came here to kill me.
Ordell Robbie: I ain't come here to kill you...
Jackie Brown: No, no, it's OK, it's OK, now. I forgive you.

Ordell Robbie: Is that what I think it is?
Jackie Brown: What do you think it is?
Ordell Robbie: I think it's a gun pressed up against my dick.
Jackie Brown: Well, you thought right. Now take your hands off from around my throat, nigga.

Jackie Brown: Well, I've flown seven million miles. And I've been waiting on people almost 20 years. The best job I could get after my bust was Cabo Air, which is the worst job you can get in this industry. I make about sixteen thousand, with retirement benefits that ain't worth a damn. And now with this arrest hanging over my head, I'm scared. If I lose my job I gotta start all over again, but I got nothing to start over with. I'll be stuck with whatever I can get. And that shit is scarier than Ordell.

Ordell Robbie: See, that shit works my nerves, you being all buddy-buddy with that motherfucker.
Jackie Brown: If I wasn't so buddy-buddy with that motherfucker, none of this would work.

[Jackie and Ordell need accomplices for the money exchange]
Jackie Brown: So I sit down at the table, eat my food, then your girl comes along. Oh, you have anybody yet?
Ordell Robbie: Yeah, I got someone.
Jackie Brown: Who?
Ordell Robbie: What you care?
Jackie Brown: What I care is my ass facing the penitentiary. If you send some hard-headed rock whore up in here...
Ordell Robbie: Hey, hey, hey, hey. She ain't gonna be no "rock ho." She gonna be cool. Promise.

[first lines]
Girl at Security Gate: Flight 710 to Cabo San Lucas, now boarding Gate 103, first class only. Flight 710, Cabo San Lucas, now boarding Gate 103. First class only.
Jackie Brown: [greeting passengers] Buenos dias. Welcome aboard. Welcome aboard.

[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]

Cockatoo Bartender: What's your drink brother?
Ordell Robbie: Let me have a screwdriver homes.
Cockatoo Bartender: And what about you?
Jackie Brown: Oh, I'm fine.
Cockatoo Bartender: Yes you are
[they all laugh, the bartender leaves]
Ordell Robbie: Goddamn, girl, you come in here on a Saturday night, I bet you need nigga repellent to keep them motherfuckers off your ass.

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

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

Ray Nicolet: You've no idea what happened to the 50,000 dollars. You're clueless about the money, right? You've no idea about the 50 grants.
Jackie Brown: I have no idea.
Ray Nicolet: Not... You've no idea? You don't know?
Jackie Brown: Nuthin', no.
Ray Nicolet: Could have gone here? Could have gone there?
Jackie Brown: No, no. I don't know.
Ray Nicolet: You don't know? No clue? You're clueless.
Jackie Brown: I know nothin. Not a clue!
Ray Nicolet: No idea?
Jackie Brown: I don't have an idea where the mothafuckin' money is.
Ray Nicolet: Not even a little idea? Maybe?
Jackie Brown: Not even... Not even a little tiny motherfucking idea.

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.