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Jackie Brown
Written by Quentin Tarantino
Based on the novel "Rum Punch" by Elmore Leonard

When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is caught transporting money and drugs, Federal Agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) pressures her into helping to entrap her gun-dealer partner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson).
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The Jackie Robinson Story
Written by Arthur Mann and Lawrence Taylor

A biographical film about the first black man to play baseball in the major leagues. The film stars Jackie Robinson portraying himself, Rudy Dee as his wife, Rae, and Minor Watson as Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey.
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Jacob's Ladder
Written by Bruce Joel Rubin

Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) is a Vietnam War veteran who, after undergoing a traumatic battle experience, returns to the U.S. and tries to regain a normal life. But a series of paranoid "hallucinations" sends Jacob to the edge of insanity. A shocking twist ending makes this screenplay a great read.
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Jason X
Written by Todd Farmer

The future is turned upside down when that loveable, Camp Crystal Lake scamp, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder), after being cryogenically frozen in present day by researcher, Rowan (Lexa Doig), is unsuspectingly thawed out in the year 2455.

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Jaws
Written by Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley
Based on the novel by Peter Benchley

Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) is alarmed when the mutilated body of a young swimmer (Susan Backlinie) washes up on the shore of the quaint resort town of Amity Island. Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) and the rest of the town council refuse to let Chief Brody close the beaches in fear of losing tourist revenue from the upcoming July 4 holiday. After a young boy, Alex Kintner (Jeffrey Vorhees) is killed, veteran fisherman and shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw) and Oceanographer Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) join Chief Brody on an expedition to find and kill the shark.

SCRIPT NOTE: Quint's story of the USS Indianapolis tragedy was written by Robert Shaw.
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Jaws 2
Written by Carl Gottlieb and Howard Sackler

Four years after the demise of the Great White shark responsible for the attacks in "Jaws", Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) is still quick to react to possible threats to the beaches of Amity Island. After dramatically clearing the beaches, from what turns out to be an innocent school of bluefish, Brody is fired by Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) and the town council. But when the shark sets his sights on a bunch of day-sailing teens, citizen Brody finds that he must take the law into his own hands.
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JFK
Written by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar
Based on the book "On The Trail Of The Assassins" by Jim Garrison
Also based on the book "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy" by Jim Marrs

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) discovers a link between local business man Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones), Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) and other possible conspirators in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

(Historical side note: Five years after the death of Clay Shaw and ten years after the trial depicted in this film, Richard Helms, one-time director of the CIA, admitted that Shaw, despite his sworn denial, was indeed an employee of the CIA.)
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Juno
Written by Diablo Cody

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Fun fact: Juno was the name of Jupiter's wife, the king of the gods, and the god of sky and thunder. Jupier and Juno are better known by their Greek equivalent names, Zeus and Hera
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