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Jackie Brown (1997) Poster

(1997)

Goofs

Crew or equipment visible 

When Ordell and Louis are in the van after Louis kills Melanie, the camera rig on the side of the van can be seen reflected in several store windows.
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Anachronisms 

Set in 1995, the calendar in Jackie's kitchen is for 1997.
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Ordell's cellular phone (Motorola StarTac) was not available until 1997.
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The movie is set in 1995 but when Jackie enters the mall a sign on the door says "July 4th, Friday, hours..". July 4 was a Friday in 1997, when the movie was shot.
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A computer software store advertises 688 Hunter/Killer, not available until 1997.
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While set in 1995, the song played in the record store is Foxy Brown's "Holy Matrimony (Letters to the Firm)", released in 1996.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Jackie puts on The Delfonics record, she puts the needle halfway in the first track, but only after a second or so, the beginning of the song ("Didn't I") is heard.
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Character error 

The photo of Melanie in Japan shows her wearing a qipao, which is a traditional Chinese dress, not Japanese.
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When Jackie pays for the new suit, the cashier doesn't count the wad of bills that Jackie hands over. This goof occurs again when this scene is repeated from a different character's point of view although at least, this ensures continuity.
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Ordell insists that .45 pistols have become popular because The Killer (Yun-Fat Chow) used a .45. In fact, Yun-Fat Chow wields a 9mm Beretta throughout The Killer (1989). The only .45 that appears anywhere in the movie is held by a Triad.
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The film takes place in 1995. Officer Dargus explains that Jackie was first busted in 1985, then says "Cut to 13 years later...," making 1998 the year in which the film would be occurring.
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When Max Cherry goes to his car after exiting the Billingsley store at the Del Amo Mall, his passenger window is open; yet, he still visibly unlocks the driver side door to enter the car.
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In the closing scene Max tells Jackie, "I'm 56 years old," yet when he shows her his ID card earlier in the film his date of birth is listed as 3/15/48. This would make him 47 at the time the film is set (1995).
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After Ray shoots someone, he checks their pulse with his thumb. Correct procedure is to use the first and second finger to take someone's pulse, as the thumb has it's own (weak) pulse and thus cannot give an accurate result. This is fairly basic knowledge that someone in his position should know.
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Continuity 

The extra money at the bottom of the bag is secured with rubber straps, but when viewed later, the straps are gone.
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When Jackie leaves the fitting room, she leaves the door open. When Max goes to the room, the door is closed.
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Melanie's crossed legs switch places in alternating shots. Eventually, the two shots match.
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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.
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When Jackie leaves the bag of cash in the fitting room she leaves it on the edge of the middle cushion, but when Max Cherry picks it up, its on the left cushion instead.
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The back of Jackie's hair when she walks away from the cashier in the mall as she is frantically looking for Ray is very curly and neat but a few seconds later it isn't curly and is frizzy.
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While putting the money in her bag in the airplane bathroom, Jackie drops numerous items on the floor. She doesn't pick them up, yet when the camera goes again to an overhead shot, the items on the floor are gone.
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When Max is in the record store, the number and the positions of the Delfonics tapes in the rack changes between shots.
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When Ordell and Louis are sitting in the van, the cars parked on the street change a number of times between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the conversation between Melanie and Louis, in which they are talking about stealing the money from Jackie and Ordell, you can hear director Quentin Tarantino coughing off screen.
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Cameraman's reflection can be seen in glass window when Jackie and Ordell are shouting on the patio.
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Cameraman's reflection can be seen following Jackie into the mall for the money exchange.
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Factual errors 

Del Amo Fashion Center is listed during the film as the largest indoor shopping center in the world. At the time of production, that distinction belonged to the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Even in 1995 you were not allowed to take a bag into the changing room. To prevent shoplifting. Jackie takes a huge bag in with her.
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When Simone is leaving the mall Max Cherry writes down the license number of her car. The number is 3L60314, which is a number, then a letter, then 5 more numbers. This sequence is used in California on Commercial plates found on Pick-up trucks and Medium and Heavy Duty trucks, not privately owned cars.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The first time we see Jackie pointing to the fitting rooms, she uses her right hand. The second time, she uses her left. Quentin Tarantino frequently uses this kind of inconsistency in "replayed" scenes in his films, to show the same scene from many different perspectives.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the first scene when Ordell and Louis are watching the "Chicks Who Love Guns" video, Ordell hits the "rewind" button on the remote to move the tape FORWARD to the next scene.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

: When Ray checks Ordell's pulse after he shoots him, he uses his thumb. Every lawman knows that you do not use your thumb to check for a pulse because you will end up feeling your own pulse.
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Character error 

When Max Cherry shows his ID to Jackie, it shows his birthday as 3/15/48, making him 47 years old (the movie takes place in 1995). At the end of the movie, he tells Jackie that he is 56 years old.
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Continuity 

Traffic suddenly disappears when Ordell shoots Louis inside the van, and the parked cars keep changing. Also, two men seen hanging out on the sidewalk during the close-ups on Ordell are gone in the wider shots.
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Continuity 

: When Ordell and Max go to his office at the end of the movie to see Jackie, Ordell has the gun in his hand when he first walks in with Max. When he walks through the doorway towards Jackie, you can clearly see he has nothing in his hands, but after Ray shoots him, he kicks the gun away from Ordell's hand.
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Continuity 

When Jackie and Ray Nicolette are standing over Ordell's body, there is a shot from Ordell's point of view, as well as a shot of Ordell from above. The position of Jackie (left) and Ray's (right) faces and their shoes switch sides between shots.
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Factual errors 

When Ordell shoots Louis, blood splatters on the van's front windscreen but this is inconsistent with the direction Ordell fired the gun (from the side rather than from behind).
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