History Film / JackieBrown

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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An employee I had to let go.
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]]'''
2nd Feb '16 4:08:05 AM fgenzo159
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-->'''Louis:''' Who's that ?
-->'''Ordell:''' That's [[spoiler: Beaumont]]
-->'''Louis:''' Who's [[spoiler: Beaumont]] ?
-->'''Ordell:''' A employee I had to [[{{Understatement}} let go]].
An employee I had to let go.
8th Dec '15 3:28:00 PM Austin
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* OddballInTheSeries: While it ''is'' a GenreThrowback, specifically to the {{Blaxploitation}} genre, this film is a bit more slow paced and grounded in reality than most of [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino's]] other work.
10th Nov '15 1:40:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* CastingGag: [[Film/HouseOf1000Corpses Sid]] [[Film/TheDevilsRejects Haig]] played villainous characters in a lot of blaxpoitation films opposite Pam Grier; in this film, he has a cameo as a judge. When filming the scene, Grier (who didn't know he had been cast) was so shocked to see him in a lawful role that she burst out laughing.
4th Oct '15 12:33:21 PM quackytrope
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* BigBad: Ordell.
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