Quentin Tarantino wanted Pam Grier to play the title character. She previously read for the Pulp Fiction character Jody, but Tarantino did not believe audiences would find it plausible for Eric Stoltz to yell at her. Grier did not expect Tarantino to contact her after the success of Pulp Fiction. When she showed up to read for Jackie Brown, Tarantino had posters of her films in his office. She asked if he had put them up because she was coming to read for his film, and he responded that he was actually planning to take them down before her audition.
Starring Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Laura Dern
Rusty Dennis (Cher) is the mother of Rocky (Stoltz), a seriously deformed but extremely intelligent and emotionally warm teenager. Rusty is a no-nonsense mother whose wild lifestyle is often at odds with her tenderness and protectiveness towards Rocky. She is determined that Rocky be given the same chances and happiness that everyone else takes for granted.
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
TAGLINE: “Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes.”
When Cher was cast in the film, she wanted her then boyfriend, Val Kilmer to play Gar but he was rejected for being too young for the part.
The poem that “Rocky” reads to “Rusty” was written by the real Rocky Dennis.
Rusty actually had two sons. The older son, Joshua Mason, passed away in 1987 at age 32 due to complications from AIDS, which he received through a blood transfusion.
11. Caprica (2010) - Cancelled after 1 Season “Human beings value life. That’s one of the main things that makes us slightly more evolved than animals, understanding the value of life.” - Dr. Daniel Graystone