Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

DVD - 2011
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A stewardess, a gun runner, a bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, a stoned-out surfer girl, and an earnest federal agent converge in a quest for a missing half million dollars.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2011
Edition: Collector's ed., anamorphic widescreen
Description: 2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Jack

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Nursebob
Dec 06, 2017

Filmed with Tarantino’s typical penchant for highly kinetic pans and acidic comedy—although this time around he keeps the violence mostly off camera—"Jackie Brown" is one crazy-ass heist caper full of double-crosses, crossed purposes, and a whole lot of “N” and “F” bombs (much to the chagrin of Spike Lee who couldn’t see past the satire). As the ghetto-mouthed ponytailed Robbie, Jackson is a volatile mixture of paranoia and coldblooded intent that provides the perfect balance to a sexy fierce Grier’s uncanny sense of self-preservation while an impressive supporting cast picks up the slack including Robert De Niro as a befuddled ex-con hired by Robbie, Michael Keaton as a not-quite-clueless ATF agent, Bridget Fonda as Robbie’s drug-addled token white chick, and Robert Forster’s Oscar-nominated performance as a sympathetic bondsman. With a script sharper than nails and action that shifts from hilarious B.S. sessions to cool suspense, it’s that glorious Motown soundtrack that winds up staying in your head. It’s like discovering The Delfonics for the very first time.

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Calvacade
Sep 15, 2016

Very good film- in fact I'd say it's Tarantino's last legitimately quality film he's made in his career- with outstanding performances by Pam Grier and Robert Forster. Watch Quentin when he was still good.

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brentash
Feb 29, 2016

Tarantino's best effort with an outstanding cast.
Based on the great Elmore Leonard novel, Rum Punch.

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rationallady
Dec 06, 2015

This one wasn't very violent. I liked it. It had a strong black female protagonist. Great acting.

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marx_bro
Oct 29, 2015

What can I say? I loves me some Tarantino films!!!

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StarLord21
Oct 16, 2015

Kinda slow at first but once it picks up, it gets really interesting. A great cast and acting by all.

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cainsriver
Jun 10, 2015

Action, dialogue, and black humor combine to make this an entertaining experience, don't miss it!

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manao
May 03, 2015

Tarentino's stylish near-classic crime caper has heart and fine acting as well as an intriguing script.

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Twiggzette
May 01, 2015

Never could get into this 1997 film. It is a gritty black comedy crime film in the genre of Pulp Fiction (1994) and Get Shortie (1996) but unfortunately lacked their punch and focus despite a stellar cast. It wanders, loses focus, and the ending is far too long and complicated to absorb with just one watch. Also, at 2:30, it is 30 minutes too long and impossible to watch at one sitting. Definitely not recommended for children due to language and some sex. I got tired of all the F- and N-bombs. Ah, well. All films can't be great.

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jimg2000
Jun 20, 2014

Decided to watch it in BR and enjoyed the movie as much as the first time I saw the 1997 movie on DVD. Script was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch ... now I have to read the novel to see how the story played and ended in the book.

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jimg2000
Jun 20, 2014

ATF Agent: Okay, the envelop contains $50,000.
I've counted it,
and I'm now marking the bills...
in the upper left-hand corner in the
second zero with a green felt-tip pen.

Jackie: Ever been tempted?
Agent: What? Put one of these
in my pocket?
If I did, I'd have to give
one to you, wouldn't I?

Jackie: Of course, nobody knows
how much there is.
I guess we could take as much
as we want. Isn't that right?
Agent: Yes. All those things are true.
I mean, it's not like
the money belongs to anybody.

Jackie: That would be one point of view.
Agent: Except it's not a point of view
shared by the A.T.F.
Once we make this evidence,
it belongs to us.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"Aw, the milk went bad while I was in jail."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"Well, I've flown seven million miles. And I've been waiting on people almost 20 years. The best job I could get after my bust was Cabo Air, which is the worst job you can get in this industry. I make about sixteen thousand, with retirement benefits that ain't worth a damn. And now with this arrest hanging over my head, I'm scared. If I lose my job I gotta start all over again, but I got nothing to start over with. I'll be stuck with whatever I can get."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"You can't trust Melanie, but you can trust Melanie to be Melanie."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"I'm 56 years old. I can't blame anybody else for something I did."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"Now that there is the Tec-9, a crappy spray gun from South Miami. This gun is advertised as the most popular gun in American crime. Do you believe that shit? It actually says that in the little book that comes with it: the most popular gun in American crime. Like they're actually proud of that shit."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"How did you ever rob a bank? When you robbed banks, did you forget where your car was then, too? No wonder you went to jail."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"Half a million dollars will always be missed."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some people may find the use of guns frightening and the sound of the shot may be sudden and might be considered a shock or jump scare.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

Other: Characters smoke marijuana. Alcohol is consumed (and, as the film is based on a book called Rum Punch, it's usually that specific drink). Cigarettes are smoked.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

Sexual Content: A ten-second glimpse of a man thrusting into a woman from behind as they stand upright and her bare backside after she walks away. (No nudity other than that brief shot.)

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

Violence: The least violent of all Tarantino films. It consists of the sound of a gun going off in the distance with no blood seen; a few sprays of blood from a man and a woman being shot point-blank (although the audience doesn't see the bullet hit so much as assume it does); and some blood on a man's chest from a bullet wound.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

Coarse Language: Frequent use of the f-word and the n-word.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

The story of a jailed stewardess out on bail who works with the cops to catch the sneaky arms smuggler (for whom she was imprisoned) during a transfer of half a million dollars into the United States from Mexico. Each of the six characters in the story is dealing with their own motivations and ultimately their six own individual plans. It's your typical Tarantino crime drama, filled with multiple perspectives to an intertwining storyline and dripping with delightful dialogue that is just ever-so-quotable.

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Ugogurl
Oct 24, 2010

One in a series of "Black Exploitation" movies, this Tarantino movie has non of that Tarantino, in your face style of Kill Bill.
This is a movie about a 40 something woman who lives an ordinary life, but has made mistakes that may put her in jail.
Performances by DeNiro, Smart, and Jackson were all good , but Pam Greer was a little off. Seemed disconnected really. She can act better.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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