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Jackie Brown (1997)

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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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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  »

Box Office

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 2,867,952 (Germany) (17 April 1998)

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

Robert Forster didn't even have an agent when Quentin Tarantino handed him the script. Forster had auditioned for the Lawrence Tierney part in Reservoir Dogs (1992) so Tarantino had written the part of Max Cherry specifically for him. See more »

Goofs

When Sharonda is talking to Jackie in the mall, Jackie's hand enters frame to put out her cigarette. When the camera cuts back to Jackie, she still has it. 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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Grazing in the Grass
(1965)
Written by Philemon Hou, Harry Elston
Performed by Orchestra Harlow
Original Fania recording licensed through Charly Licensing APS
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Tarantino + Leonard = Dynamic Duo
10 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

JACKIE BROWN (1997) ***1/2 Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Chris Tucker, Tiny Lister. A marriage made in heaven: Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino. Excellent adaptation of Leonard's `Rum Punch' with Grier cast as the eponumous character, an airline stewardess caught between a rock and a hard place when she's pinched for drug possession after a cash pick up for arms dealer Jackson. Double crosses aplenty - both the rich characterizations and screenplay crackles with equally good acting particularly ‘70s survivors Grier and Forster (Best Supporting Actor nominee) the latter the epitome of understated acting. Great fun and leisurely paced to the twisting uncompromising climax. De Niro getting baked on weed with Fonda is one for the film vault.


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