Jackie Brown


Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

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  1. Quentin Tarantino

    Author, Director

  2. Elmore Leonard


Top Billed Cast

  1. Pam Grier

    Pam Grier

    Jackie Brown

  2. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Ordell Robbie

  3. Robert Forster

    Robert Forster

    Max Cherry

  4. Bridget Fonda

    Bridget Fonda

    Melanie Ralston

  5. Michael Keaton

    Michael Keaton

    Ray Nicolette

  6. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Louis Gara

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 34m

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $39,673,162.00

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Release Information

  • December 24, 1997
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard


Coming as it did after critical darlings Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, it's perhaps not surprising that Quentin Tarantino's next film failed to - at the time - scale those giddy heights. Yet on reflection these days, when viewing Tarantino's career nearly twenty years later, it's one of his tightest works.

Working from master pulper Elmore Leonard's novel "Rum Punch", Tarantino had a concrete base from which to build on, which he does with aplomb. Cleaving close to the spirit of Leonard, Jackie Brown is rich with glorious chatter, each conversation either pings with a biting ha... read the rest.

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