Jackie Brown is the name of a flight attendant who gets caught smuggling her boss’ gun money on the airline she works for. Luckily for her, the Fed Ray Nicolet and the LA Cop Mark Dargus decide to team up in order to arrest the arms dealer she works for, whose name they don’t even know. Here’s when she has to choose one way: tell Nicolet and Dargus about Ordell Robbie (the arms dealer) and get her freedom—except that if Ordell suspects you’re talking about him, you’re dead—or keep her mouth shut and do some time. That’s when she meets Max Cherry, her bail bondsman, a late fifties, recently separated, burnt-out man, who falls in love with her. Then Jackie comes up with a plan to play the Feds off against Ordell and the guys he works with -Louis Gara and Melanie Ralston, among others, and walk off with their money. But she needs Max’s help. No one is going to stand in the way of his million dollar payoff… –IMDb
Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician who was born in Queens, New York, and Connie McHugh, a nurse. Tarantino’s father is Italian American and his mother is of Irish and Cherokee ancestry. He was raised by his mother, as his parents separated before his birth. When he was two years old, he moved to Torrance, California and later to the Harbor City neighborhood where he went to Fleming Junior High School in Lomita and took drama classes. He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15, to attend an acting class full time at the James Best Theater Company in Toluca Lake.
At age 22 he worked at the Video Archives, a now-defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach where he and fellow movie enthusiasts, including Roger Avary, discussed cinema and customer video recommendations at length. He paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent and… read more
The real villain here isn't Samuel J--it's socioeconomics, and the gulf between those who can't (or won't) escape the machine, get out of the bucket, whichever, and those who can, and the scars caused by the friction of trying. The deep focus on small moments and humanity across the board just makes the film more tragic. Why didn't you go with her, Max?
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Calling Leni Riefenstahl "the best film director who ever lived" is certainly one way of drawing attention to your movie. Particularly
Honestly, dears, why don’t they provide these American films with subtitles? Often entire scenes go past, people blowing each other away, and Edna none the wiser.
I for one think this is a particularly… read review
I know how this is going to sound but Jackie Brown is my second favorite Quentin Tarantino movie behind Death Proof. Maybe if I was part of the VHS Adoring Generation Xers I’d have… read review