Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

Quentin Tarantino (1997)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
Imaginatively dragging Elmore Leonard's bestseller Rum Punch into his own postmodern universe peppered with quirky dialogue and cinematic references, director Quentin Tarantino makes this re-energised crime thriller a homage to, and an updating of, 1970s pulp blaxploitation fiction. Black icon Pam Grier is great as the flight attendant pressured into an entrapment scam after being arrested for cash smuggling, who decides to use her feminine wiles to outsmart everyone wanting to exploit or kill her. Tarantino draws maximum suspense from a superb cast that includes Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster and Michael Keaton, and an array of visual techniques such as staging a key scene three times from three different points of view. Complementing this breathlessly exciting down-and-dirty crime drama is a fabulous array of funk classics.


An air hostess is arrested for smuggling drugs and money into the US for a local arms dealer. Realising her life may be in danger she leaves jail with a plan to stay one step ahead by playing the criminal and the police off against each other. Quentin Tarantino's crime drama, based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, starring Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L Jackson, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton and Michael Bowen.

Cast & Crew

Jackie Brown Pam Grier
Ordell Robbie Samuel L Jackson
Louis Gara Robert De Niro
Melanie Bridget Fonda
Max Cherry Robert Forster
Ray Nicolette Michael Keaton
Mark Dargus Michael Bowen
Beaumont Livingston Chris Tucker
Director Quentin Tarantino
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista Home EntertainmentGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scene. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray