Tarantino took his sweet time making another movie to followup the immensely successful Pulp Fiction, which not only invigorated a genre and a few careers, but also brought independent movies into the mainstream.
The follow-up was the 1997 California noir adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch starring 70s movie legend Pam Grier. The title, and lead character, were changed to "Jackie Brown" in a nod to one of Grier's more famous roles as Foxy Brown. The cast was filled with big names, including Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, and Michael Keaton.
Overall it is a slower, more linear, less bombastic movie than PF, and a lot of fans were turned off by the lack of violence and machine gun dialogue that was a big part of Tarantino's previous two films, though JB has gained a big following since.