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Get Shorty (1995)

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A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

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Some guys get all the luck, whether they like it or not. Chili Palmer happens to be in Hollywood collecting a gambling debt when he's struck by lightning (not literally). Called a natural for the movie business, he's snagged up by a producer. The rest is history. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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Drug smuggling. Racketeering. Loan sharking. Welcome to Hollywood! See more »

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Get Shorty  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,003,430 (UK) (15 March 1996)

Gross:

£4,931,393 (UK) (19 April 1996)
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During the "stare" scene, Danny DeVito was allowed to do several different permutations on his lines. Barry Sonnenfeld just sat and let the camera roll for take after take. See more »

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The airplanes in the background change when Bear confronts Chili in the parking garage. See more »

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[first lines]
Tommy Carlo: It's fucking cold outside.
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In memory of Danny Gill See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.134 (2011) See more »

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Aw Mercy
Written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr. and Lewie Steinberg (as Lewis Steinberg)
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (as Booker T. & The MG's)
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Like an ol' familiar song, done with some twists. Nice casting
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Barry Sonnenfeld was and maybe wasn't the right choice to make Get Shorty. He's a great visualist, and his films (Adams Family, Men in Black) are also very funny, but it's hard to say whether or not another director might've taken Elmore Leonard's sly comic novel more seriously or with less depth. As it is, however, Get Shorty is a cool little treat that doesn't over-stay its welcome, and provides its cast a plethora of witty dialog. John Travolta brings on some sharp attitude, knowing the angles and wanting, as his character Chili Palmer, to get into Hollywood and out of loan sharking. Gene Hackman's funny as a fledgling producer with his first, true big hit in his lap. And supporting parts from Delroy Lindo, Renne Russo, Danny De Vito (as 'Hollywood' as you'll ever see him), and James Gandolfini, are all very worthy. It's a worthwhile watch, with a dead-on score from John Lurie. But I would reccomend Out of Sight or Jackie Brown to Leonard fans looking for a great adaptation. It's a very good Hollywood picture (reflective of what it's about), though it's not a masterpiece. A-


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