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Movie Quote of the Day – Brokedown Palace, 1999 (dir. Jonathan Kaplan)


Alice: My best friend is not a drug smuggler. She is innocent. She’s innocent. All she ever did wrong was to trust me. Here you believe one friend knows what the other does. Maybe that’s friendship but I’m American, and I was not that kind of a friend. I know this. Because I did it. Because I was foolish and jealous. I was afraid she’d drift away. I was afraid I was gonna lose her. She never knew. It was all me. She spent all this time in your prison for my mistakes. I’m sorry. Please, if you need someone to do the time, I’ll do it. I’ll do her time and mine. Just let her go, please.
Emissary to Crown: Then you’re of strong character and would lie to save your friend?
Alice: No, I am of weak character. And I just want to make up for my mistakes.
Emissary to Crown: If you’re lying to save your friend, then you’re of sufficient character to earn what you want. If you’re telling the truth, then your friend is innocent and should go free. If you are willing to serve her term and yours, your friend is pardoned.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Accused, 1988 (dir. Jonathan Kaplan)


Kathryn Murphy: How were you dressed?
Sarah Tobias: What’s that supposed to mean?
Kathryn Murphy: It means were you dressed provocatively? Showing a lot of cleavage? See-through blouse?
Sarah Tobias: What the fuck does it matter how I was dressed? They tore it off of me.
Kathryn Murphy: But did how you dressed make those guys think they could have sex with you? Did you put on a show?
Sarah Tobias: What the hell are you talkin’ about? You saw me at the hospital. You think I asked for that? Is that what you think? If that’s what you think, get the fuck outta my house.

From The Warner Archive: Two Films Featuring Jim Brown

The Warner Archive recently released two great 1970s flicks featuring the legendary Jim Brown: …tick…tick…tick…, 1970 (dir. Ralph Nelson) and The Slams, 1973 (dir. Jonathan Kaplan). While both films feature Jim Brown in strong leading roles, they are quite the opposite of each other. In one he plays a newly elected sheriff of a southern town, in the other a criminal who’s just been sent to prison and decides to break out. The films both have different tones as well. One is a rather subdued look at race relations in post-Civils Rights Movement America and the other is a straight up jive-ass blaxploitation film. But they are both a barrel of fun.

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