FACTOID # 4: Just 1% of the houses in Nevada were built before 1939.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard
Starring Pam Grier, Robert de Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Distributed by Miramax
Release date 1997
Runtime 154 min
Language English
Budget $12,000,000
IMDb page

Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture, the third film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Pam Grier and Robert Forster. Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda, and Michael Keaton costar. This is an album cover. ... Quentin Tarantino, playing Mr. ... Quentin Tarantino, playing Mr. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Foxy Brown DVD cover Pamela Suzette Grier (born 26 May 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American actress. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. ... Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1958) is a film producer and occasional actor. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... Quentin Tarantino, playing Mr. ... Foxy Brown DVD cover Pamela Suzette Grier (born 26 May 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American actress. ... Robert Forster (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. ... Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress. ... Michael Keaton in Batman Returns (1992) Michael Keaton (Michael John Douglas) (1951-) is an American actor. ...


The screenplay is based on the novel Rum Punch by American novelist Elmore Leonard, although Tarantino made considerable changes to the story line and characters. A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... This article discusses rum the liquor. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ...


Pam Grier plays Jackie Brown, a middle-aged airline flight attendant who gets coerced by ATF agent Ray Nicolette (Keaton) to help them help bring down arms smuggler Ordell (Jackson) and his accomplices (De Niro and Fonda). A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or ATFE) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. ...


In true Tarantino form, this film has a substantial amount of violence and profanity. It has been criticized, as did Tarantino's previous film Pulp Fiction, for the frequent use of the word "nigger" in the dialogue. Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino and written by Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... The word nigger is a highly controversial term used in many English-speaking countries, including the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia to refer to individuals with dark skin, especially those of African descent who previously were racially classified by the now outdated term Negro. ...


Also noteworthy was the casting of Grier and Forster in lead roles. Both were veteran actors, but neither had performed a leading role in many years. Jackie Brown revitalised both actors' careers; Grier's to a greater degree. De Niro and Keaton were major stars, but were cast in supporting roles.


The film is in some respects an homage to earlier blaxploitation films, which Pam Grier also played in, and the movie's soundtrack is reminiscent of those earlier films as well. Blaxploitation is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation”. It is a film genre which emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban African American audience. ...


The film did pretty well come awards season, earning Robert Forester an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Samuel L. Jackson and Pam Grier were nominated for Golden Globe Awards for their work. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Jackie Brown was released on a two-disc Collector's Edition, with the first one being the movie, and the second one titled 'The Perks', with many special features for the movie.


Trivia

  • Quentin Tarantino has a cameo as the electronic voice on Jackie's answering machine.
  • In the first mall scene, Max Cherry is seen exiting a movie theater while the music for the ending credits of the movie he just saw is playing. The music is the exact music used in the ending credits of Jackie Brown.
  • The suit that Jackie buys is the same that Mia Wallace wears in Pulp Fiction
  • Tarantino's only brush with "real" crime was an arrest for shoplifting Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, which marks the first apperance of the characters of Louis and Ordell.
  • The intro titles to Jackie Brown are a careful homage to the Intro Titles to The Graduate. Where Dustin Hoffman passes wearily through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) past white tiles to a sombre folk soundtrack, Pam Grier walks past the same spot years later to a soaring soul soundtrack—even the tiles are multi-colored. It's a carefully judged reference to the movies of the 1960s, that both places Jackie in a recognisable age bracket, and neatly illustrates the nature of the cultural change in Los Angeles in the intervening years. Once again Tarantino infuses the familiar with color and style.

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino and written by Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... The Graduate is a novel by Charles Webb, made into a 1967 film of the same name directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... Dustin Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ... For other uses, see LAX (disambiguation). ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Jackie Brown (1423 words)
The hero this time is a woman, Jackie Brown (Grier), a Hispanic fl who is fighting the odds as a low-paid stewardess ($16 thou a year) with a record (dope) on a nothing airline doing the surf 'n' turf run between L.A. and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Jackie's problem is that she got busted bringing in some crime money from Mexio plus a few grams of coke for Ordell Robbie (Jackson), a fl homicidal gun dealer who lives in a beach front condo with a white chick, "Surfer Girl" (Fonda), who now perceives her as a threat to his business.
Jackie devises a plan to get free of Ordell, the cops, her lousy job and the slavery of being poor and 44.
Jackie Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (375 words)
Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture, the third film directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Jackie Brown was released on a two-disc Collector's Edition, with the first one being the movie, and the second one titled 'The Perks', with many special features for the movie.
It's a carefully judged reference to the movies of the 1960s, that both places Jackie in a recognisable age bracket, and neatly illustrates the nature of the cultural change in Los Angeles in the intervening years.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m