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Book Into Film
March 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RUM PUNCH by Elmore Leonard
Rum Punch is a 1992 novel written by Elmore Leonard and adapted into the film Jackie Brown (1997) by director Quentin Tarantino.
Set in West Palm Beach and Miami, FL, Rum Punch follows Jackie Burke, a 44-year-old airline stewardess, who has been bringing cash into the country for a gunrunner named Ordell Robbie (whose nickname, Whitebread, comes from the fact that he’s a light-skinned African-American). When the cops try to use Jackie to get at Ordell, she hatches a plan—with help from bail bondsman Max Cherry—to keep the money for herself. (Wikipedia)