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Jackie Brown (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  25 December 1997 (USA)
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A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

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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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LOOK OUT! caught between the Feds and a cold blooded killer. With half a million dollars up for grabs. No one knows how it's going down. Except for maybe JACKIE BROWN See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Rum Punch  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

It was Samuel L. Jackson's idea to give his character the long hair and the braided goatee. See more »

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Melanie's crossed legs switch places in alternating shots. Eventually, the two shots match. See more »

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[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.
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References Hard Eight (1996) 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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Wtg Q...
19 July 2005 | by (CA,United States) – See all my reviews

When I first heard the name of Q's next movie, Jackie Brown, I figured this would be a remake of a 70's Pam Grier blaxploitation flick (i.e- Foxy Brown). I quickly learned that this was actually an ode to the legendary Pam Grier! Loaded with possibly the best and deepest cast since True Romance, and very similar in many ways, this movie delivers on all levels. Like T.R., a combination of road trip movie (this time airborne), gangsters, comedy, druggy/pimp story, and love story molds itself into a great story. A fantastic revival for Robert Forster- who'd never been awarded the shot he deserved, as Max Cherry, our star and hero of this film. Robert's been historically type cast as a gumshoe cop in numerous roles- Mulholland Drive, South Beach, Rear Window, Me, Myself Irene, but really breaks out in this opportunity to portray a character with actual personality,integrity, wit, and passions. Hail to Robert! Fantastic deliveries from Michael Keaton who revives the Ray Nicolette character seen in Out of Sight, Bridget Fonda's transformation as the stoner surfer girl, DeNiro as the shifty ex-con, Samuel J as the untrustworthy Ordell, and most impressively the one scene delivery of Chris Tucker- with the famous improvised line 'You sneak up on a Nigga with this sh#t!'... The screen translation of Elmore Leonard's Florida based Rum Punch is very interesting- from the blonde bimboish Jackie Burke, to the sexy 40ish black Jackie Brown, worked very nicely. Q hits another home run, as expected!


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