Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister .
Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term "friends" is suspect. As a small time hood, Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate, he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank robbing/kidnapping hoodlum chums. But who else is dealing with the feds? Who gets the blame for snitching on the bank robbers?Written by
Director Peter Yates purposefully chose the yellow car for Jackie Brown to drive because it would always be easy to identify. See more »
Eddie's wife carries in a box of Apple Jacks cereal from the dining room and places it on a high shelf above the kitchen sink, right next to another box of cereal, as Eddie comes home and washes his hands in the sink. Then, when Eddie is shown grabbing some food out of the fridge in an alternate angle shot of the same scene, the cereal boxes are down on the sink behind the dishrack. Still, the Apple Jacks logo is front and center. See more »
The film is, in every aspect, of high quality. Quality acting from supporting actors as well as stars, a quality script and beautifully directed. It is probably Robert Mitchum's best performance, one in which he is well supported by Richard Jordan and Peter Boyle who give wonderfully low-key performances as the other two main protagonists. It is one of my top ten.
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