Jackie Brown: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 same music used in the ending credits of Jackie Brown.

The suit that Jackie buys is the same one that Mia Wallace wears in Pulp Fiction.

Tarantino's only brush with "real" crime wasan arrest for shoplifting Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, which marks the first appearance of the characters of Louis and Ordell.

Tarantino continued his love of "has-been" stars with the use of Pam Grier, although, it should be known that he had wanted to work with her for a long time.

The intro titles to Jackie Brown are a careful homage to the intro titles to The Graduate. Where Dustin Hoffman passes wearily through 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. This neatly illustrates the nature of the cultural change in Los Angeles in the intervening years.

Michael Keaton reprises his role as the character of ATF agent Ray Nicolette, originally seen in the Steven Soderbergh film adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Out of Sight starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. Furthermore, Samuel L. Jackson makes a surprise cameo at the end of that film, as a prisoner in the van with George Clooney.

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