Jackie Brown (Collector's Edition)

Six players on the trail of a half a million in Cash. There's only one question... Who's playing who
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Alternate Scenes
    • Trailers
    • Music Video: Chicks With Guns
    • Featurette:
      1. JACKIE BROWN ON MTV
      2. HOW IT WENT DOWN: A LOOK BACK AT JACKIE BROWN
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Filmographies
    • Publicity

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Half a million dollars will always be missed."
  - Max Cherry (Robert Forster) to Jackie Brown (Pam Grier)
"Is she dead, yes or no'"--Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) to Louis Gara (Robert DeNiro)
"Pretty much."
  - Louis

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 01/22/1998
"...Loaded with action, laughs, smart dialogue and potent performances, JACKIE BROWN is most memorable for its unexpected feeling..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/1998
"...Intriguing....There's something confidently easy-going about it..."
USA Today - 12/24/1997
"...A great cast is well-utilized..."
New York Times - 12/24/1997
"...Ms. Grier makes an enjoyable comeback..."
Box Office - 02/01/1998
"...JACKIE BROWN is a kick, well-executed...and well acted....It deepens and broadens Tarantino's storytelling..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/24/1997
"...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..."
Uncut - 10/01/2011
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."

Product Description:

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.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:

Jackie Brown Collector's Series Edition
Quentin Tarantino presents the premiere of the JACKIE BROWN COLLECTOR'S SERIES DVD, complete with your favorite award-winning movie, all-star cast, and never-before-seen footage. What do a sexy stewardess (Pam Grier), a street-tough gun runner (Samuel L. Jackson), a lonely bail bondsman (Academy Award®-nominee Robert Forster), a shifty ex-con (Robert DeNiro), an earnest federal agent (Michael Keaton), and a stoned-out beach bunny (Bridget Fonda) have in common' They're six players on the trail of a half million dollars in cash! The only questions are ... who's getting played ... and who's gonna make the big score! Combining an explosive mix of intense action and edgy humor, Tarantino scores again with the entertaining JACKIE BROWN!

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Based On A Novel | Blaxploitation | Crime | Deception | Lowlife | Scams And Cons | Theatrical Release | Thieves

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 25, 1997.
  • The film is based on Elmore Leonard's novel RUM PUNCH. Tarantino didn't even realize that the character of Jackie Brown was written as a white woman until after he cast Pam Grier in the lead role.
  • Robert Forster received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in JACKIE BROWN at the 1997 Academy Awards. This was his first role in a major film since 1969's MEDIUM COOL.
  • Michael Keaton portrays agent Ray Nicolette, the same Elmore Leonard-written character he plays in Steven Soderbergh's OUT OF SIGHT.
  • In the film, Jackie Brown gets take-out from Teriyaki Donut, the same place Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) got food from in PULP FICTION.

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  • Sales Rank: 92,016
  • UPC: 031398137689
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