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A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pam Grier ... Jackie Brown

Samuel L. Jackson ... Ordell Robbie

Robert Forster ... Max Cherry

Bridget Fonda ... Melanie Ralston

Michael Keaton ... Ray Nicolette

Robert De Niro ... Louis Gara

Michael Bowen ... Mark Dargus

Chris Tucker ... Beaumont Livingston

LisaGay Hamilton ... Sheronda

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Winston (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)

Hattie Winston ... Simone

Sid Haig ... Judge

Aimee Graham ... Amy - Billingsley Sales Girl
Ellis Williams ... Cockatoo Bartender (as Ellis E. Williams)

Tangie Ambrose ... Billingsley Sales Girl #2

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh ... Raynelle - Ordell's Junkie Friend (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
Venessia Valentino ... Cabo Flight Attendant

Diana Uribe ... Anita Lopez

Renee Kelly ... Cocktail Waitress
Elizabeth McInerney ... Bartender at Sam's
Colleen Mayne ... Girl at Security Gate
Laura Lovelace ... Steakhouse Waitress
Christine Lydon ... Tec-9 Sidney - Chicks Who Love Guns (as Christine Lydon M.D.)
Julia Ervin ... Steyr AUG Cindy - Chicks Who Love Guns
Juliet Long ... AK-47 Gloria - Chicks Who Love Guns
Michelle Berube ... Baretta 12S Brittany - Chicks Who Love Guns

Gillian White ... Mossberg 500 Tammy Jo - Chicks Who Love Guns (as Gillian Iliana-Waters)
Candice Briese ... The Deputy
Gary Mann ... The Deputy
Jeffrey Deedrick ... The Sheriff
Roy Nesvold ... The Sheriff
Herbert Hans Wilmsen ... The Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Helmut Berger ... Nanni Vitali (archive footage) (uncredited)

Denise Crosby ... Public Defender (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marisa Mell ... Giuliana Caroli (archive footage) (uncredited)

Glendon Rich ... Restaurant Regular (uncredited)

Mary Ann Schmidt ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Quentin Tarantino ... Answering Machine Voice (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Quentin Tarantino 
Writing credits
Quentin Tarantino (written for the screen by)

Elmore Leonard (novel "Rum Punch")

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... executive producer
Paul Hellerman .... co-producer
Elmore Leonard .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
Casting by
Jaki Brown 
Robyn M. Mitchell 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
Art Direction by
Daniel Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
Makeup Department
Marietta Carter-Narcisse .... makeup artist: Mr. Jackson
Ilona Herman .... hair stylist: Mr. De Niro
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist: Mr. De Niro
Don Malot .... assistant makeup artist
Mary L. Mastro .... hair stylist: Mr. Keaton
Bob Mills .... makeup artist: Mr. Keaton
Ermahn Ospina .... key makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... key hair stylist (as Robert Louis Stevenson)
Linda Stevenson-Khan .... assistant hair stylist
Victoria Wood .... wig creator: Mr. Jackson
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... production manager (as Deborah Cass)
Heidi Vogel .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director
Rick Lange .... second assistant director
Pilar Savone .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Dena Allen .... set dresser (as Dena J. Allen)
Orla Asawa .... construction accountant
Carlos Azucena .... prop intern
Peter Borck .... lead man
Adam Braid .... lead man
Mariko Braswell .... set designer
Ben Bumatai .... lead carpenter
David Coronella .... set dresser (as Dave Coronella)
Michael D. Costello .... scenic foreman (as Michael Costello)
Chris Cullen .... graphic designer
Caylah Eddleblute .... assistant property master
Stoney Emshwiller .... set dresser
Amanda J. Flick .... lead scenic (as Amanda Flick)
Craig Hama .... graphic designer
Jennie Harris .... assistant set decorator
Shannon Hart .... art department buyer
Mark Hutman .... on-set dresser
Steve Joyner .... property master
Andrew Laws .... assistant art director (as Andrew James Laws)
Andrew Laws .... graphic designer (as Andrew James Laws)
Gerald Martinez .... graphic designer
David Melito .... art department coordinator
Bradley O'Donnell .... construction foreman
Patrick Parkhurst .... construction coordinator
Sally Reed .... set dresser (as Sally Reed Protiva)
Bernadette Repasi .... art assistant
Chandler Vinar .... swing gang (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dean Beville .... sound editor
Matthew C. Beville .... foley mixer (as Matthew Beville)
David V. Butler .... sound effects librarian
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Andrew DeCristofaro .... adr editor (as Andrew Decristofaro)
James Eric .... sound utility (as James R. Eric)
Stephanie Flack .... sound editor
Judee Flick .... supervising adr editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Dana Gustafson .... foley editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor
Nicholas James .... sound editor
Alan Kerr .... foley artist
Kimberly Lambert .... adr editor
Patricio A. Libenson .... sound editor (as Patricio Libenson)
Charles Maynes .... sound editor
Kathleen McCart .... sound recordist
Jon Michaels .... sound effects assistant
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Eric Potter .... sound effects recordist
Tim Rakoczy .... sound intern (as Timothy Rakoczy)
Sergio Reyes .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Gary Ritchie .... sound recordist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor
D. Chris Smith .... foley recordist
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom operator
Linda Yeaney .... first assistant sound editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound editor
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
Paul Berolzheimer .... special sound effects design (uncredited)
Richard Chaim .... sound (uncredited)
Evan T. Chen .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... effects foreman: Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc.
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... effects coordinator: Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc. (as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
Christy Sumner .... special effects assistant: Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc.
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Davison)
Kiante Elam .... stunt coordinator
Courtney Pakiz .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Geraldine Brezca .... camera intern
Bruce Carothers .... grip
Young Vance Cohen .... grip (as Vance Ira Cohen)
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... grip (as Jason 'Jake' Munro Cross)
Ziad Doueiri .... first assistant camera
Gordon Tadd Eto .... electrician (as Tad Eto)
Anne Gentling .... film loader (as Anne Wood Gentling)
Jeff Graham .... director of photography: "Chicks Who Love Guns"
Nathan Hathaway .... best boy electric
James Irons .... grip (as James B. 'Crash' Irons)
Bob Ivanjack .... dolly grip (as Bob 'Dolly Bob' Ivanjack)
Roman Jakobi .... electrician
R. Derek Keener .... electrician (as R. Keener)
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Dan Kneece .... camera operator
David Lee .... gaffer
Darren Michaels .... unit still photographer
Stephen Pizzo .... second assistant camera (as Stephen G. Pizzo)
Stephen Saunders .... electrician
Tim Soronen .... best boy grip (as Tim 'Stuffy' Soronen)
Rick Stribling .... key grip
Tom Waisanen .... second camera operator: "Chicks Who Love Guns"
Josh Drew .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Keith A. Hascher .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Timothy James Kane .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
Steven Mann .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Scott Medcalf .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Dylan Rush .... set lighting (uncredited)
Charles A. Vogeler .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
John Warner .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Norm Hvam .... animator
Casting Department
Susan D. Fowler .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jeff Olan .... extras casting: Rainbow Casting (as Jeffrey G. Olan)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Duffy .... wardrobe assistant
Karla Stevens Flanigan .... costume supervisor (as Karla Stevens)
Lee Kartis .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Lin Coleman .... assistant editor
Karen Dimmig .... first assistant editor
Kristin Eaton .... assistant editor
Stephanie Johnson .... assistant editor (as Stephanie 'Velvet' Johnson)
Mike Mertens .... color timer (as Michael Mertens)
Cathy Ragona .... post-production coordinator (as Cathy Agcayab)
Sam Riegel .... editorial assistant
Tatiana S. Riegel .... associate editor
Rowland Wafford .... post-production assistant
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager
Douglas Dresser .... assistant location manager
Kyle Oliver .... location scout (as Kyle 'Snappy' Oliver)
Brian Glazen .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Eric Greenspan .... music legal services
Elizabeth Gregory .... music legal services
John Katovsich .... music coordinator
Ann Kline .... music coordinator (as Ann Karlin)
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music consultant (as Michele Kuznetsky)
Mary Ramos .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Moore Brian .... driver (as B.J. Moore)
Paul Burlin .... driver
Bruce Callahan .... driver
Curtis Clark .... driver (as Curtis E. Clark)
Jeff Coffman .... driver (as Jeffrey 'Kahuna' Coffman)
Sunday Coony .... driver: Mr. Tarantino
Ken Day .... driver: camera car
Don Feeney .... driver
David Garris .... driver: Mr. Keaton (as David M. Garris)
Scotty Goudreau .... driver (as Scott Goudreau)
David Joseph .... driver
Erin Maguire .... driver: Ms. Grier
George Nadian .... driver
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator
Laurence John Reynolds .... driver: Mr. De Niro (as Laurence J. Reynolds)
Geoff Teagardin .... driver (as Geoff 'T-Bone' Teagardin)
J.T. Thayer .... transportation captain (as J.T. Thayer II)
Earl Thielen .... driver (as Earl 'Mr. Blonde' Thielen)
Tracy Thielen .... driver (as Tracy Lawrence 'Ace' Thielen)
Leonard L. Thomas .... driver: Mr. Jackson
George A. Sack .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Matthew Arnold .... production assistant
Kimberly Bailey .... adr loop group
Shelley Ballance .... clearance
Michael J. Bertolina .... production assistant (as Michael Bertolina)
Paul Candice .... craft service assistant
Cathy Cavadini .... adr loop group (as Catherine Cavadini)
Robin Chambers .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Joseph Chen .... medic (as Joseph 'Joe Medic' Chen)
David Chute .... unit publicist: Hungry Ghost Productions
David Coburn .... adr loop group
Kim Crockett .... stand-in: Ms. Fonda
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
Kristen M. D'Angelo .... production secretary
Ann Du Val .... legal: A Band Apart, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler Inc.
Judi M. Durand .... adr loop group (as Judi Durand)
Kimberly Edwards .... post-production accountant (as Kimberly Edwards-Shapiro)
Kathy England .... insurance: Great Nothern Brokerage Corporation
Gwen Everman .... production accountant (as Gwendolyn Everman)
Efrain Figueroa .... adr loop group
Carolyn Sara Fine .... key set production assistant (as Carolyn Fine)
Greg Finley .... adr loop group
Anneliese Goldman .... adr loop group
Robert Gonzalez .... production assistant
Carlos K. Goodman .... legal: A Band Apart, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler Inc. (as Carlos Goodman)
Scott A. Hale .... production assistant
Norm Hvam .... writer/director: "Chicks Who Love Guns"
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... adr loop group (as Joann Fregalette Jansen)
Steve Joyner .... producer: "Chicks Who Love Guns"
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
John Lafayette .... adr loop group (as John La Fayette)
Tom Lawrence .... stand-in: Mr. Forster
Adam Leichtman .... set assistant: Mr. De Niro
Victoria Lucai .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
Mark Lucaj .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
Terence Mathews .... adr loop group
Colleen Mayne .... stand-in: Ms. Grier
Courtney McDonnell .... executive: A Band Apart
Bill Miller .... stand-in: Mr. Bowen
Dimitri Moraitis .... stand-in: Mr. Keaton
John Polce .... stand-in: Mr. De Niro
Brian Pope .... second assistant accountant
Brian Pope .... second assistant accountant
Alex A. Quinn .... production intern (as Alex Quinn)
Cathy Ragona .... assistant production coordinator (as Cathy Agcayab)
Francisco Rivas .... cook: Salvador's Catering
Nick Roberts .... set security supervisor: Technical Guard Security
Bret Robins .... production assistant
Nick Salick .... production intern
Vernon Scott .... adr loop group
Julie Shapiro .... travel arrangements and services: Travelcorps
Mary Grace Shaughnessy .... assistant: Mr. Keaton (as Mary Grace)
Cheryl Tyre Smith .... adr loop group (as Cheryl Tyre-Smith)
Jeff Springer .... legal: A Band Apart, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler Inc.
John Starr .... craft service
Teron Stevenson .... production intern
Jeff Swafford .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Gloria Tacchino .... assistant: Ms. Fonda
Quentin Tarantino .... conceiver: "Chicks Who Love Guns"
David Tesi .... set production assistant
Leonard L. Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Jackson
Rowland Wafford .... set production assistant
Adam Wallace .... set production assistant
Robert D. Weinbach .... footage: "Mad Dog" courtesy of
Whitney J. Willard .... best girl accountant
Lila Yacoub .... assistant: Mr. Gladstein
Ruth Zalduondo .... adr loop group
Lawrence Bender .... executive album producer (uncredited)
Cullen G. Chambers .... stand-in: Samuel L. Jackson (uncredited)
Kenneth Pratt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Quentin Tarantino .... executive album producer (uncredited)
Raquel Tresvant .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
J.B. Tyson .... background coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Christian White .... production assistant (uncredited)
Shayne A. Wilson .... freelance script coordinator (uncredited)
Roy Ayers .... very special thanks
Helmut Berger .... very special thanks
Peter Bogdanovich .... very special thanks
Vicki Cherkas .... very special thanks
Tony Curtis .... very special thanks
Ilene Feldman .... very special thanks
Wayne Fitterman .... very special thanks
Peter Fonda .... very special thanks
Samuel Fuller .... thanks for everything (as Sam Fuller)
Susan George .... very special thanks
Lauri Gladstein .... very special thanks
Kim Green .... very special thanks
Larry Guidi .... very special thanks: City of Hawthorne mayor (as Mayor Larry Guidi)
Jack Hill .... very special thanks
Toni Howard .... very special thanks
Barbara Koplin .... very special thanks
Stephen Koplin .... very special thanks
Bryan Lourd .... very special thanks
Richard Lovett .... very special thanks
Norm Marshall .... very special thanks
Marisa Mell .... very special thanks (as Marisa Mel)
Emmanuel Nuñez .... very special thanks (as Emmanuel Nunez)
Arnold Rifkin .... very special thanks
Carla Roarke .... very special thanks
Neil Sacker .... very special thanks
Eli Selden .... very special thanks
Mike Simpson .... very special thanks
Tom Snyder .... very special thanks
Mira Sorvino .... very special thanks (as Bert D'Angelo's Daughter)
Scott Spiegel .... very special thanks
Cindy Jo Stanberry .... very special thanks (as Cindy Stanberry)
Lee Stollman .... very special thanks
Paul Tani .... very special thanks
Kayla Thames .... very special thanks: California Film Commission
Julie Yorn .... very special thanks
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Rated R for strong language, some violence, drug use and sexuality
154 min
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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 »
Continuity: When Jackie leaves the fitting room, she leaves the door open. When Max goes to the room, the door is closed.See more »
[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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74 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Tarantino sees off the backlash, 8 April 2000
Author: Paranoid Android-2 ( from London, England

Quentin Tarantino is clearly finding it difficult to follow the phenomenal success of "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction", which made him the hottest writer-director of his generation. In the six years since then this is the only time that he has returned to the directors chair. "Jackie Brown" - his "difficult third film" - seems to be his response to criticism of his first two films that he could only make movies about other movies, but not real life. He cleverly anticipates the backlash by adapting a tightly plotted, character driven Elmore Leonard novel, still set in his familiar world of LA low-lives, but keeping to a minimum his trademark comic-book violence and pop-culture references, while emphasising the novels more mature themes - such as ageing and the feeling of time running out for the middle-aged characters. The result is a slick, interesting, if slightly draggy thriller, which ultimately lacks the freshness and audaciousness of those earlier films.

Tarantino still has his maverick streak though, as displayed in his trusting of Pam Grier to carry the entire movie. The casting of a middle-aged black actress with no box-office clout in the lead role can't have been easy in an industry notorious for it's scant regard for actresses after they reach 30. You can bet that the studios would have at least insisted on the safety of a Sharon Stone or a Demi Moore. But Tarantino, as he did when casting Travolta, stuck to his gut-instinct, and once again it proved an inspired choice. Grier, bringing with her the memories of her 70's blackploitation movies, gives a convincingly tough, wise and sympathetic performance.

Actors love to work with Tarantino because the roles he gives them will be invariably jucier than usual. That is once again the case here, although the casting isn't quite as inspired as it was in "Dogs" or "Pulp" (or "True Romance"). Samuel L. Jackson is reliably good - if hardly stretched - as an unscrupulous hustler who is not as smart as he thinks he is, and Bridget Fonda has fun as his conniving beach babe girlfriend. Robert Forster jumps at the chance to play a role with depth after years in made-for-tv hell. Robert De Niro though, despite providing some amusing moments, is disappointingly wasted as Jackson's dim-witted partner.

At times this feels like just another thriller, but every now and then Tarantino reminds you what all the fuss was about. Jackson's brutal (off-screen) dispatching of Chris Tucker in the boot of a car, as the camera slowly cranes up into the sky, is masterfully conceived and a scene, which is subtly built up to, involving a teasing Fonda and a p*****-off De Niro is as unexpected and as shocking as anything Tarantino has done before. By refusing to make a Pulp Fiction 2, Tarantino may have missed out on some easy money, but this film has enough to suggest that he will be more than just a flash in the pan.

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