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JACKIE BROWN
April 30, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Sundance, 7:45 p.m. ET

 

This 1997 action film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, is a double homage. Its title role is a star vehicle for Pam Grier, who shone in such Seventies blaxploitation films (and Tarantino guilty pleasures) as Foxy Brown. And it’s based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, whose oddball characters and playful dialogue clearly have inspired Tarantino’s films. The supporting cast for Jackie Brown is another reason to watch: It includes Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, Chris Tucker and Robert Forster.

 
 
 
 
 
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