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  • Manufacturer: Fox Home Ent. (lgf)
  • UPC #031398144335
  • Model #44860

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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # 44860 )

    Plot
      Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1995 Rum Punch, switching the action from Miami to LA, and altering the central character from white to black. Ruthless arms dealer Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), who lives with perpetually stoned beach-babe Melanie (Bridget Fonda), teams with his old buddy Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), just released from prison after serving four years for armed robbery. ATF agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and cop Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) bust stewardess Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), who was smuggling money into the country for Ordell. Ordell springs Jackie, but when middle-aged bail bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster) picks her up at the jail, he's attracted to her, and they choose a romantic route with detours. Mistrust and suspicions surface after Jackie pits Ordell and the cops against each other, convincing Ordell that she's going to double-cross the cops. Tarantino commented on the film's budget: "Jackie Brown only cost $12 million. You can't lose. You absolutely, positively can't lose. And you don't have to compromise." ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Crime
    Movie Level Themes
      Drug Trade, Unrequited Love, Cons and Scams, Dishonor Among Thieves
    Movie Level Tones
      Quirky, Tense, Forceful, Drab, Gritty, Talky

    DVD Features

    • Breaking Down Jackie Brown
    • "Jackie Brown: How It Went Down" Retrospective Featuring Interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Elmore Leonard and Crew
    • "A Look Back at Jackie Brown" Interview with Quentin Tarantino
    • "Chicks with Guns" Video
    • Siskel & Ebert "At the Movies" - Jackie Brown Review
    • Jackie Brown on MTV
    • Marketing Gallery
    • Still Galleries
    • Trivia Track
    • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
    Awards
    • 1997--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Pam Grier-Nominee
    • 1997--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Samuel L. Jackson-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      Director Quentin Tarantino's first full-length feature after 1994's phenomenally successful Pulp Fiction is every bit in the same class as his previous two films, and cements his status as a director of genuine style, intelligence and, in this case, warmth. A more subdued, character-driven affair than Fiction, the film was criticized by some for its generous length, but the superlative cast keeps things afloat. The director's knack for unearthing neglected performers continues: Jackie Brown resurrects Pam Grier, veteran of such venerable blaxsploitation films as Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), as well as TV staple Robert Forster, who would receive an Academy Award nomination for his work. Tarantino affirms his talents as a scenarist as well, turning in a sparkling update of Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. ~ Matthew Doberman, Rovi


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