Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown (1997)

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Corrected entry: In the sequence of scenes where Max Cherry picks up Jackie Brown from jail after bonding her out, he arrives in a green 'Independent Limited' taxi which he is driving. Jackie looks for cigarettes in the glove compartment and sees Max's handgun, which she eventually steals. The two stop for drinks at the Cockatoo Inn Lounge, then Max drops her off at her house. When he drives away we see he is now inexplicably driving his silver-blue Cadillac. A split screen shows Max pull up to his office and open the glove compartment (of the Cadillac) to get his gun, realizing Jackie took it. The scenes play seamlessly, implying that the glove compartment she sees the gun in at first is the one it is missing from when Max discovers it's gone, which is impossible because the cars are different.

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Correction: The taxi in the scene is just sitting there. They walk right past it to go out to where his car is parked. They are not shown getting into it so why is it assumed it's the car they're getting in. Max drives a blue caddy.

Corrected entry: Max Cherry, the bail bondsman, tells Ordell that if Beaumont runs on the bail, Ordell will have to pay for Max's expenses in finding him. This makes no sense because Max is holding the full $10,000 bond in cash as collatoral. So if Beaumont runs, he would just keep the money he's holding, and would not chase Beaumont.

Correction: The $10,000 Max is holding would have to be paid to the court if Beaumont fails to appear in court. To avoid paying Max would have to find Beaumont (probably using a bounty hunter) and surrender him to the court. That is why he would need the additional money.

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie, when Jackie Brown is in uniform, she wears a set of 'wings' pinned to her jacket. In aviation, only the Pilots/flight crew get badges with 2 wings, and the Cabin crew/ flight attendants get one or half a set of wings.

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Correction: She stole it, swapped something for it, bought it, found it, gift from a lover, they belonged to her husband, etc. Any number of explanations.

Corrected entry: The part of Jackie Brown was written specifically for Pam Grier. When Quentin Tarantino was adapting the novel "Rum Punch," he missed the description of Jackie being white.

Correction: QT didn't "miss" anything. In fact, he avoided communications with Elmore Leonard for the better part of a year, because he was afraid that Leonard wouldn't like the race change.

Corrected entry: When Bridget Fonda comes to the door of the dressing room to exchange the bags, Jackie knows she's there because she can see her feet. However, when Max goes to get the real bag, you can see that the dressing room doors go all the way to the floor.

Correction: The exchange happens between stalls (which one can see do not go all the way to the ground) and not under the door.

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