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Be Cool (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Music  |  4 March 2005 (USA)
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Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.

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Streetwise mobster-turned-movie producer Chili Palmer is back, but this time Chili has abandoned the fickle movie industry and veered into the music business, tangling with Russian mobsters and gangsta rappers and taking a talented, feisty young singer named Linda Moon under his wing. From the recording studio to an Aerosmith concert to the MTV Music Awards, he manipulates events to watch them play out the Chili way, using his signature blend of wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics. It's a dangerous business, and everyone's looking for their next big hit. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Everyone is looking for the next big hit

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,450,212 (USA) (4 March 2005)

Gross:

$426,111 (South Africa) (6 May 2005)
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James Woods was originally cast as Nick Carr but had to drop out due to emergency surgery for an aneurysm. He was given the smaller role of Tommy Athens instead. See more »

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The Aerosmith tattoo on Edie's back when she is outside on the lawn chair and Chili first sees her in the movie is obviously different than the one she shows Steven Tyler later in the movie at the Lakers game. See more »

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[first lines]
Chili Palmer: I hate sequels.
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Strings In Velvet
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Possibly the biggest waste of talent ever in American film history
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If there were a zero to give I would give it. This may very well have been the only movie I have ever walked out of in my life, and I see at least two movies a week.

Who would think that an Elmore Leonard film with Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Keitel, James Woods, Andre 3000 etc. etc. could possibly suck so bad? Letting them sit in a room and have a conversation would have been more entertaining. The Rock was actually the best part of the movie, and considering the pedigree of the above actors that makes it even sadder. This movie was utterly painful. Travolta was not slightly tough. The music was so stunningly bad it defies description. Remember that song by Asian dude from American idol that couldn't sing? That was significantly better than the songs in this film. This film should be burned and the director tarred and feathered and dragged down Sunset Strip. Travolta please, please take your head out of your ass and make a good movie. You've done it before.


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