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Get Shorty (1995)

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Mob Is Tough. But It's Nothing Like Show Business. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El nombre del juego  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,003,430 (UK) (15 March 1996)

Gross:

$72,077,000 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson was the first choice for the role of Bo Catlett. See more »

Goofs

After he visits Martin Weir's house, Chili's minivan is pointing in a different direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy Carlo: It's fucking cold outside.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of Danny Gill See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lilyhammer: Ghosts (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Up, Up and Away
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Greg O'Connor
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often hilarious
23 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Smart, funny mobster comedy/satire based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Travolta is well-cast in one of his very best roles as a slick Miami loan shark/enforcer who travels to Los Angeles to cash in a loan, but instead ends up teaming with B-movie writer/producer Hackman to fulfill his dream of being connected to the movie business. Before he can however, he must deal with bumbling mobsters, white-collar criminals, and the anxiety of trying to find the right leading man. Crackling, hilarious dialogue, well-drawn characters, and clever insight into the movie business run rampant in this snappy little comedy. Maybe not for all tastes, but well-made and a definite must for Travolta fans. ***


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