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The middle age stewardess Jackie Brown smuggles money from Mexico to Los Angeles for the arms dealer Ordell Robbie. When she gets caught by the agents Ray Nicolette and Mark Dargus with ten thousand dollars and cocaine in her purse, they propose a deal to her to help them to arrest Ordell in exchange of her freedom. Meanwhile Ordell asks the fifty-six year-old Max Cherry, who runs a bail bond business, to release Jackie Brown with the intention of eliminating her. Jackie suspects of Ordell's intention and plots a complicate confidence game with Max to steal half a million dollar from Ordell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Six players on the trail of a half a million in Cash. There's only one question... Who's playing who? See more »

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Rated R for strong language, some violence, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 December 1997 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,292,248 (USA) (26 December 1997)

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DEM 9,169,811 (Germany) (22 May 1998)
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Robert De Niro and Quentin Tarantino; and three Oscar nominees: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster and Michael Keaton. See more »

Goofs

The photo of Melanie in Japan shows her wearing a qipao, which is a traditional Chinese dress, not Japanese. See more »

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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.
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References Wolf (1994) See more »

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(Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm
(1996)
Written by Foxy Brown (as I. Marchand), Samuel Barnes (as S.J. Barnes),
Jean Claude Olivier (as J.C. Olivier), Isaac Hayes (as I. Hayes)
Performed by Foxy Brown
Courtesy of Violater Records, L.L.C.
Sample of "Ike's Mood Part 1" (1970)
Written by Isaac Hayes
Performed by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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No Fancy Fireworks needed
5 August 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Contrary to Pulp Fiction which had a very unusual editing and flashy situations, Jackie Brown focuses more on characters that are basically humans with very focused problems, for instance getting older which is an eminent theme tackled in the film. No one's evil in all this. They all have interestingly real personalities and I felt strangely comfortable watching them talk, eat, kill and argue with each other. Tarantino is an excellent storyteller and I wish I could write dialogues as interesting as his. The film flows with a slower pace than Pulp, with all it's many streched takes and lenghty scenes, but by doing so leaves us more time to grasp the characters with all their differences. A more mature Tarantino. Still loving what he does. And he said it himself before the film came out: "This one is at a lower volume then 'Pulp.' It's not an epic, it's not an opera. It's a character study."


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