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"AK-47, the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherf***er in the room, accept no substitutes." ― Ordell Robbie advertising his cache of firearms.[source]

Ordell Robbie was the main antagonist of the 1992 novel Rum Punch and its 1997 film adaptation Jackie Brown. He was an extremely powerful and dangerous Los Angeles black-market gunrunner and drug dealer.

He was portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, who also played Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, Rufus in Kill Bill: Volume 2, The Narrator in Inglourious Basterds, Stephen in Django Unchained and Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight.


Ordell Robbie is a Los Angeles black-market gun runner and drug dealer. He's friend's with bank robber and ex-convict Louis Gara. Ordell has flight attendant Jackie Brown smuggle money from Mexico to the United States of America for him.

At some point in time, Robbie learns that his fellow employee Beaumont Livingston has been arrested by the police. He fears that Livingston may become an informant in order to avoid jail time, so Robbie arranges his bail with bondsman Max Cherry. Upon Livingston's release, Robbie lures him out of hiding and murders him.

Jackie Brown then gets caught so he works up a scheme to smuggle the money pass security but he get scammed by Jackie Brown and Louis turns up with only 1/4 of the money. Louis also killed Ordell's female roommate, Melanie Ralston, because she annoyed him. When Ordell learns about the situation, he gets into an argument with Louis about it and ends up killing him in a fit of rage; Ordell subsequently becomes wanted by the authorities when they learn about the murders of Louis and Melanie respectively. He later meets Robert and tries to murder him since he knows he was involved but the police are ready. Ordell goes over to Robert's place and attempts to murder Jackie Brown, but is shot dead by police detective Ray Nicolette.


Robbie is a very dangerous, ruthless, sometimes psychotic and manipulative person.

He likes to kill those whom he feels betrayed him. Although he has sympathy, he's a very powerful individual, which Brown fears of, because in the film he wanted to kill her because she scammed him.

Fun Quotes

"Now that there is the Tec-9, a crappy spray gun from South Miami. This gun is advertised as the most popular gun in the American crime. Do you believe that sh-t? It actually says that in the little book that comes with it: the most popular gun in American crime. Like they're actually proud of that sh-t." ― Ordell talking about the Tec-9 gun.[source]

"You know man, I hate to be the kind of n---a that do a n---a a favor and then bam! hit the n---a up for a favor in return, but I gots to be that kinda n---a." ― Ordell to Beamount.[source]

"My ass may be dumb, but I ain't no dumbass." ― Ordell[source]