Top 8 Jackie Brown Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Jackie Brown facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Jackie Brown film message.

The inn, where Ordell and Louis have a drink, is called The Cockatoo Inn. The neon light letters t-o-o are out, so it spells The Cocka Inn: cocaine, a hint to the bags of cocaine found in Jackie's bag at the beginning of the movie.
The inn, where Ordell and Louis have a drink, is called The Cockatoo Inn. The neon light letters t-o-o are out, so it spells The Cocka Inn: cocaine, a hint to the bags of cocaine found in Jackie's bag at the beginning of the movie.

The opening travelator shot is a reference to The Graduate (1967). Both movies deal with the fear of going nowhere in life.

Jackie Brown Trivia

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  1. And Out of Sight (1998), two movies based on novels by Elmore Leonard, feature Michael Keaton as FBI agent Ray Nicolette. The movies have 2 different production companies and were not suppose to use the character. Michael Keaton convinced them to just go for it.

  2. Was cast by Jaki Brown

Jackie Brown Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The music playing while Jackie is going to prison is actually Pam Grier singing "Long Time Woman" from the movie The Big Doll House (1971)
    The music playing while Jackie is going to prison is actually Pam Grier singing "Long Time Woman" from the movie The Big Doll House (1971)

Jackie Brown Hidden Details

1 - Sid Haig plays the judge. When Jackie (Pam Grier) buzzes in to meet Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson) S.Haig is above M. Ralston's (Bridget Fonda). A homage from Tarantino to Sid.
Sid Haig plays the judge. When Jackie (Pam Grier) buzzes in to meet Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson) S.Haig is above M. Ralston's (Bridget Fonda). A homage from Tarantino to Sid.

The bartender asks for 3.25 for his screwdriver at The Cockatoo Inn. Ordell clearly hands him exactly two bills. This means Ordell paid at least a minimum of twice value for his drink.

Jackie Brown poster
Jackie Brown poster

Jackie Brown Plot

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Jackie Brown. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Quentin Tarantino
Stars Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda
IMDB score 7.5