Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch, is released on Christmas Day. The crime-driven story follows Jackie Brown, played by Pam Grier, a flight attendant involved in cash smuggling. She attempts to take off with half a million dollars of her boss’s money. Led by Samuel L. Jackson, the film also stars Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, and Bridget Fonda. On Samuel L. Jackson’s character:
Ordell was all my mentors as a young man growing up. Ordell was who I could have been… if I didn’t have artistic ambitions. That was it. If I hadn’t wanted to make movies, I would have ended up as Ordell.