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Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Who Stars in Jackie Brown

Pam Grier
Jackie Brown

Pam Grier

Samuel L. Jackson
Ordell Robbie

Samuel L. Jackson

Robert De Niro
Louis Gara

Robert De Niro

Bridget Fonda
Melanie Ralston

Bridget Fonda

Michael Keaton
Ray Nicolette

Michael Keaton

Robert Forster
Max Cherry

Robert Forster


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Review for Jackie Brown

Author: John Chard

Booyah! Coming as it did after critical darlings Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, it's perhaps not surprising that Quentin Tarantino's next film failed to - at the time - scale those giddy heights. Yet on reflection these days, when viewing Tarantino's career nearly twenty years later, it's one of his tightest works. Working from master pulper Elmore Leonard's novel "Rum Punch", Tarantino had a concrete base from which to build on, which he does with aplomb. Cleaving close to the spirit of Leonard, Jackie Brown is rich with glorious chatter, each conversation either pings with a biting hard ass edge, or alternatively deconstructing the vagaries of the human condition. Oh for sure Jackie Brown is talky, but nothing is ever twee or pointless, it's a film that pays rich rewards to those prepared to grasp the characters on show, to be aware that all is building towards the final third. It's then here where the story brings about its stings, with a complex operation cloaked in double crosses and evasive captures, of violence and more... There's a wonderful portion of the story that sees Tarantino play the same sequence out from different character perspectives, but it's not indulgent. Tarantino reins himself in, not letting stylisations detract from the characters we are so heavily involved with. His other triumph is bringing Pam Grier and Robert Forster to the fore, who both deliver terrific performances. It's through these pair, with their deft characterisations, where Jackie Brown is most poignant and purposeful. Is Jackie Brown undervalued in Tarantino's armoury? Perhaps it is? For it's ageless, holding up as a piece of intelligent work of note, and well worth revisiting by anyone who hasn't seen it since it was first released. 9/10


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Production

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Status
Released

Release Date
1997-12-24

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 34 mins

Budget
$ 12,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 39,673,162.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 27,673,162.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Crime Thriller Drama

Keywords
based on novel or book airport underworld arms deal weapon police drugs


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