Jackie Brown (Blu-Ray)

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on 7/3/2014

Another good Tarantino movie. Great cast and story

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 223414594
UPC 031398144335
UPC 14 00031398144335
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 2/12/2013
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
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Editors Note
Note Quentin Tarantino returns to the crime genre once again with this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's RUM PUNCH. Transplanting Leonard's crime story from Miami to Tarantino's city of choice, Los Angeles, JACKIE BROWN cruises along smoothly, much like the film's 1970s soul soundtrack. The film follows Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), a flight attendant who makes extra cash by running drugs and cash for sleazebag Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). When Jackie sees the opportunity to make off with a large chunk of change, she begins to play everyone around her, including two detectives who are threatening her with jail time if she doesn't rat out Ordell, and a sympathetic bail bondsman (Robert Forster) who finds himself falling for Jackie. ^Tarantino sets a pace that is laid back and groovy, building to an eventual climax that determines whether or not Jackie walks away with the booty. In much the same way that Tarantino resuscitated John Travolta's career with PULP FICTION, he does the same thing here with Grier and Forster. Overall, JACKIE BROWN is a less in-your-face effort than Tarantino's previous films, but it's this downshift in gears that makes it so refreshing.
Plot Summary
Summary When she's not stowing carry-ons, 40-something flight attendant Jackie Brown runs soiled cash and other sundries for L.A. lowlife Ordell Robbie, an all-purpose bad guy scheming with a dull-witted prison buddy to pull off their biggest run yet. But trouble arises in the form of gung-ho lawmen who want Ms. Brown to rat out her boss, lest they send her up the river. With the help of a beleaguered bail bondsman with the hots for her, Jackie plays both sides in hopes of snagging the haul--a cool half-million--for herself. Quentin Tarantino applies his characteristic loquacity and fondness for 1970s cheese to RUM PUNCH, Elmore Leonard's spare, Miami-set crime suspense story.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Half a million dollars will always be missed."--Max Cherry (Robert Forster) to Jackie Brown (Pam Grier)
Quote "Is she dead, yes or no?"--Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) to Louis Gara (Robert DeNiro)|"Pretty much."--Louis
Rolling Stone "...Loaded with action, laughs, smart dialogue and potent performances, JACKIE BROWN is most memorable for its unexpected feeling..." 01/22/1998 p.61-2
Sight and Sound "...Intriguing....There's something confidently easy-going about it..." 04/01/1998 p.39-40
USA Today "...A great cast is well-utilized..." 12/24/1997 p.3D
New York Times "...Ms. Grier makes an enjoyable comeback..." 12/24/1997 p.E5
Box Office "...JACKIE BROWN is a kick, well-executed...and well acted....It deepens and broadens Tarantino's storytelling..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/1998 p.53
Chicago Sun-Times "...This is the movie that proves Tarantino is the real thing....A new film in a new style....If Tarantino's strengths are dialogue and plotting, his gift is casting..." 12/24/1997 p.26
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "JACKIE BROWN has worn exceptionally well....This has the feel of a funky, lost '70s semi-classic: measured, mature, with a hip undertow." 10/01/2011
Quentin Tarantino
Samuel L. Jackson
Robert Forster
Pam Grier
Cast & Crew
Renee Kelly - Star
Bridget Fonda - Star
T'Keyah Crystal Keymah - Star
Michael Keaton - Star
Sid Haig - Star
Michael Bowen - Star
Colleen Mayne - Star
Chris Tucker - Star
Venessia Valentino - Star
Hattie Winston - Star
Diana Uribe - Star
Laura Lovelace - Star
Aimee Graham - Star
Samuel L. Jackson - Star
Tangie Ambrose - Star
Robert Forster - Star
Denise Crosby - Star
Elizabeth McInerney - Star
Pam Grier - Star
Robert De Niro - Star
Ellis E. Williams - Star
Lisa Gay Hamilton - Star
Tiny Lister - Star
Mary Claire Hannan - Costume Designer
Sally Menke - Editor
Harvey Weinstein - Executive Producer
Quentin Tarantino - Screenwriter
Elmore Leonard - Story
David Wasco - Production Designer
Paul Hellerman - Co-Producer
Bob Weinstein - Executive Producer
Richard N. Gladstein - Executive Producer
Joseph Julian Gonzalez - Additional Music/Songs
Lawrence Bender - Producer
Elmore Leonard - Executive Producer
Guillermo Navarro - Director of Photography
Quentin Tarantino - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1997
UPC 00031398144335
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 154 minutes
Color Color
Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1), Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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