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Jackie Brown (1997)."What the fuck happened to you, man? Shit, your ass used to be beautiful!"

Disney Odd Pod welcomes our first ever film by Tarantino to the fold in Jackie Brown from 1997. WHAT A RIDE!!!! We jump across 110th street, disect characters, debate the ending and all in all have a fantastic mofo time with this one.  It's a longer episode but grab your nearest Delfonics record, light a cigarette and tune in now!



 

Storyline :The middle-aged stewardess Jackie Brown smuggles money from Mexico to Los Angeles for the arms dealer Ordell Robbie. When she gets caught by the agents Ray Nicolet and Mark Dargus with ten thousand dollars and cocaine in her purse, they propose a deal to her to help them to arrest Ordell in exchange of her freedom. Meanwhile Ordell asks the 56-year-old Max Cherry, who runs a bail bond business, to release Jackie Brown with the intention of eliminating her. Jackie suspects of Ordell's intention and plots a complicated confidence game with Max to steal half a million dollars from Ordell.




Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, and Robert de Niro


Awards: 9 Wins & 24 Nominations


Film Budget: $12,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $39,693,845



 

Would it really be a true Tarantino movie without an absolute killer soundtrack? No it would not. These tunes live rent free in our heads always.








 

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

  1. Quentin Tarantino met Robert Forster in a restaurant and handed him the script, saying "You're going to do this, and that's all there is to it". Forster was naturally thrilled, having had a major career slump. This film saw him come back in a big way, even landing an Oscar nomination.

  2. When Pam Grier walked in to audition for Quentin Tarantino, "there were all my posters from twenty years ago, when I was just a piss and vinegar kid", she recalled. "And I said, 'Did you put these up because I was coming over?' And he said, 'No. I was gonna take them down because you were coming over!'"

  3. Samuel L. Jackson named this as his favorite Quentin Tarantino film.

  4. Pam Grier didn't expect her longtime friend Sid Haig to play the judge. She burst out laughing, as she was surprised by Haig, since they had starred together in several exploitation films, by which this film's style was influenced.

  5. Robert Forster's father, whom he loved dearly, got the good news of his son's return to acting in a feature film and spent a short time on-set. Sadly, he passed away before Robert received his Oscar nomination.


 

We watched this on Netflix at the time but at the time of this post it is available on HBO MAX but seriously....just get the DVD so you always have this one available.



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