Dramas, Action, Thieves, Scams And Cons, Deception, Blaxploitation, Lowlife, Theatrical Release, Crime, Based On A Novel
Jackie Brown DVD 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.
Region 1 Note: Quentin Tarantino Introductions "Jackie Brown: How It Went Down" Documentary "A Look Back At Jackie Brown" Interview with Quentin Tarantino Chicks With Guns Video Deleted and Alternate Scenes Siskel & Ebert "At The Movies" Jackie Brown Review Jackie Brown On MTV Pam Grier Movie Trailers Robert Forster Movie Trailers Pam Grier Movie Radio Spots Jackie Brown Theatrical Trailers TV Spots Still Galleries Reviews & Articles Filmographies Enhanced Playback Track - DVD-ROM Feature Triva Game - DVD-ROM Feature Screenplay Viewer - DVD-ROM Feature
Dual Layer Special Edition Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French Dolby Digital 5.1 - French DTS Surround 5.1 - French Subtitles - Spanish