icon Film Profile: Jackie Brown - (1997)
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7.2/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"Six players on the trail of a half million in cash. There's only one question... Who's playing who?"


  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense,
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Widescreen | Duration: 160 Mins

Imaginatively dragging Elmore Leonard's bestseller Rum Punch into his own postmodern universe peppered with quirky dialogue and cinematic references, director Quentin Tarantino makes this re-energised crime thriller a homage to, and an updating of, 1970s pulp blaxploitation fiction. Black icon Pam Grier is great as the air hostess pressured into an entrapment scam after being arrested for cash smuggling, who decides to use her feminine wiles to outsmart everyone wanting to exploit or kill her. Tarantino draws maximum suspense from a superb cast that includes Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster and Michael Keaton, and an array of visual techniques such as staging a key scene three times from three different points of view. Complementing this breathlessly exciting down-and-dirty crime drama is a fabulous array of funk classics.
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Cast List:
Jackie Brown : Pam Grier
Ordell Robbie : Samuel L Jackson
Max Cherry : Robert Forster
Melanie : Bridget Fonda
Ray Nicolette : Michael Keaton
Louis Gara : Robert De Niro
Mark Dargus : Michael Bowen
Beaumont Livingston : Chris Tucker
Sheronda : Lisa Gay Hamilton
Winston : Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr
Simone : Hattie Winston
Public defender : Denise Crosby
Judge : Sid Haig
Amy, Billingsley sales girl : Aimee Graham
Cockatoo bartender : Ellis E Williams
Billingsley sales girl number two : Tangie Ambrose
Raynelle, Ordell's junkie friend : T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
Cabo flight attendant : Venessia Valentino
Anita Lopez : Diana Uribe
Cocktail waitress : Renee Kelly
Bartender at Sam's : Elizabeth McInerney
Girl at security gate : Colleen Mayne
Steakhouse waitress : Laura Lovelace

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