INT. LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – DAY
We hear the rhythm of funky seventies SOUL MUSIC.
Then SHE steps into FRAME.
She is JACKIE BROWN, a stewardess dressed in her CABO AIR
uniform. (A little shuttle airline that flies from Los Angeles
to Cabo San Lucas. Approximate flight time: forty five
Jackie stands still as a people-mover slowly inches her
through the airport. The CREDITS APPEAR and DISAPPEAR in
front of her.
Jackie Brown is a very attractive black woman in her mid
forties, though she looks like she's in her mid-thirties.
The people-mover reaches the end of the line, she steps off.
She breezes through Customs and we follow her with a STEDICAM
as she strides through the airport... She gets to her gate,
disappears inside the plane for a moment, comes back out
sans flight bag, picks up the microphone.
Flight 710 Cabo San Lucas, now
boarding Gate 12, first class only.
With a smile on her face, she collects passengers' boarding
passes as they board the plane.
FADE TO BLACK:
FADE UP ON:
EXT. FIRING RANGE – DAY
A chorus line of six beautiful bikini-clad women, all holding
different automatic weapons, BLASTING away.
The cheap VIDEO TITLES to:
"CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS"
Play over this image.
One bikini beauty is singled out. She's a gorgeous brunette
named SIDNEY. Sidney stands facing camera holding a TEC-9
and describing it.
Hi, I'm Sidney. And I love to TEC-9.
The popular TEC-9 is advertised by
its makers as being tough as the
SIDNEY'S STATISTICS: Age, height, measurements, date of birth,
appear at the bottom lefthand corner. As Sidney continues
her sales pitch/demonstration, a BLACK MAN'S VOICE begins
talking over the video.
BLACK MAN (O.S.)
That's a TEC-9. It's a cheap ass
spray gun outta South Miami.
After a CLOSEUP of the TEC-9, Sidney FIRES the weapon.
Cost three-eighty retail. I get them
for two hundred and sell 'em for
INT. MELANIE'S BEACH APARTMENT – NIGHT
The Black Voice belong to forty-five-year old ORDELL ROBBIE.
Ordell wears clothes nice and likes wearing nice clothes.
Stylish, athletic wear (Reebok), heavy, black leather jackets
(Hugo Boss), warm-colored berets and baseball caps to cover
his balding head are Ordell's "look." At this moment Ordell's
wearing an open silk shirt.