History Film / JackieBrown

1st Oct '17 1:55:28 AM Piterpicher
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Oh, and StevenSoderbergh's ''Film/OutOfSight'' (also based on an Elmore Leonard novel) seems to share a universe with this film--as Soderbergh brought in Creator/MichaelKeaton to reprise his role as Ray Nicolette.

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Oh, and StevenSoderbergh's Creator/StevenSoderbergh's ''Film/OutOfSight'' (also based on an Elmore Leonard novel) seems to share a universe with this film--as Soderbergh brought in Creator/MichaelKeaton to reprise his role as Ray Nicolette.
31st Aug '17 12:18:29 AM PaulA
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The novel ''Rum Punch'' by ElmoreLeonard served as the basis for this film's story, which probably explains why it is the least Tarantino-esqe of Tarantino's films.

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The novel ''Rum Punch'' by ElmoreLeonard Creator/ElmoreLeonard served as the basis for this film's story, which probably explains why it is the least Tarantino-esqe of Tarantino's films.



* ContinuityNod: ''Jackie Brown'' is adapted from Elmore Leonard's novel ''Rum Punch'', which shares a setting with ''Film/OutOfSight''. When ''Out Of Sight'' was adapted into a film, Michael Keaton reprised his role as ATF officer Ray Nicolette.
21st May '17 9:03:03 AM karstovich2
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''Jackie Brown'', the third film from director Creator/QuentinTarantino, serves as his subtle homage to {{Blaxploitation}}. The eponymous Jackie Brown (Creator/PamGrier), a burnt-out middle-aged flight attendant, routinely smuggles money across the border from Mexico; during the course of the film, Jackie becomes entangled in the lives of gun runner Ordell Robbie (Creator/SamuelLJackson), his ex-convict friend Louis (Creator/RobertDeNiro), Louis' piece of hot tail Melanie (Bridget Fonda), bail bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), an ATF officer (Creator/MichaelKeaton), and an LAPD officer (Creator/MichaelBowen).

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''Jackie Brown'', Brown'' (1997), the third film from director Creator/QuentinTarantino, serves as his subtle homage to {{Blaxploitation}}. The eponymous Jackie Brown (Creator/PamGrier), a burnt-out middle-aged flight attendant, routinely smuggles money across the border from Mexico; during the course of the film, Jackie becomes entangled in the lives of gun runner Ordell Robbie (Creator/SamuelLJackson), his ex-convict friend Louis (Creator/RobertDeNiro), Louis' piece of hot tail Melanie (Bridget Fonda), bail bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), an ATF officer (Creator/MichaelKeaton), and an LAPD officer (Creator/MichaelBowen).
15th Mar '17 7:41:13 PM infernape612
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* ReliableTraitor: Ordell is neither bothered nor surprised when discovering Melanie had sex with Louis behind his back.
-->'''Ordell:''' You can't trust Melanie, but you can trust Melanie to be Melanie.
17th Dec '16 12:37:44 PM creader
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Ordell comes across as a pretty nasty piece of work but he is still likable; for anyone who has read the books his death is quite a sad moment, as is the buildup to it. Particularly in the books he shows a poetic, almost philosophical side and even has some morals before the events of Rum Punch (Jackie Brown). He is also visibly shaken by having to kill Louis and his ego has been shattered by the failure of his plans.]]



* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Ordell comes across as a pretty nasty piece of work but he is still likable; for anyone who has read the books his death is quite a sad moment, as is the buildup to it. Particularly in the books he shows a poetic, almost philosophical side and even has some morals before the events of Rum Punch (Jackie Brown). He is also visibly shaken by having to kill Louis and his ego has been shattered by the failure of his plans.]]



* CaliforniaDoubling: {{Averted}} by changing the book's setting of Florida (with money being moved from the Bahamas) to California (with money being moved from Mexico).



* KickTheDog[=/=]VillainBall: Louis is essentially an AntiVillain for most of the movie, basically spending most of his time sitting on the couch chilling with Melanie or hanging out with Ordell. Suddenly, in the last quarter or so of the film he becomes impatient with Melanie, man-handling her and generally being quite a JerkAss, culminating in [[spoiler: him shooting her in the parking lot because she annoyed him]]
** Interestingly, anyone who has read the prequel novel to ''Rum Punch'' (the original book), ''The Switch'', will know that Louis is in fact a far more moral character than Melanie is, or wants to be anyway.



* RaceLift: Jackie is white in the novel, but her race was changed for the film just because Tarantino wanted to work with Pam Grier. Her last name was even changed to emphasize this (it's Burke in the book).

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Jackie is white in the novel, but her race was changed for the film just because Tarantino wanted to work with Pam Grier. Her last name was even changed to emphasize this (it's Burke in the book).



* TooDumbToLive: Chris Tucker's character, Beaumont.

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Chris Tucker's character, Beaumont.


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* VillainBall: Louis is essentially an AntiVillain for most of the movie, basically spending most of his time sitting on the couch chilling with Melanie or hanging out with Ordell. Suddenly, in the last quarter or so of the film he becomes impatient with Melanie, man-handling her and generally being quite a JerkAss, culminating in [[spoiler: him shooting her in the parking lot because she annoyed him]]. Interestingly, anyone who has read the prequel novel to ''Rum Punch'' (the original book), ''The Switch'', will know that Louis is in fact a far more moral character than Melanie is, or wants to be anyway.
13th Nov '16 10:55:16 AM nombretomado
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* TheOner: The film's opening scene with Jackie on the moving sidewalk (which doubles as a ShoutOut to the opening scene of ''TheGraduate'').
** Also, Jackie walking through the mall [[spoiler:working herself up to look extremely upset as part of her plan, before she calls for Ray.]]
** There's also the scene that focuses on Louis continuously walking through the parking lot to the getaway car [[spoiler: right after shooting Melanie]].

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The film's opening scene with Jackie on the moving sidewalk (which doubles as a ShoutOut to the opening scene of ''TheGraduate'').
''Film/TheGraduate'').
** Also, Jackie walking through the mall [[spoiler:working herself up to look extremely upset as part of her plan, before she calls for Ray.]]
** There's also the scene that focuses on Louis continuously walking through the parking lot to the getaway car [[spoiler: right after shooting Melanie]].
18th Sep '16 6:31:04 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/QuentinTarantino is the electronic voice on Jackie's answering machine.
16th May '16 12:17:12 PM liamh
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Winston is barely in the movie but he helps Jackie, Max, and The FBI help Ordell, which leads them to confront Ordell in the end.
20th Mar '16 7:51:37 PM Afraid
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4th Feb '16 2:24:17 AM eroock
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-->-- [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Ordell Robbie]]

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-->-- [[Creator/SamuelLJackson '''[[Creator/SamuelLJackson Ordell Robbie]]
Robbie]]'''
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