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Be Cool (2005)

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

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$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$143,975 (Norway) (22 April 2005)

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$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 »

Goofs

When Sin's gang hangs Raji off the balcony, his hat is gray. As the hat falls and the camera follows it down, it's brown. Then, when it lands on the cement and the Russians pick it up, it's gray again. See more »

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[first lines]
Chili Palmer: I hate sequels.
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In the closing credits, the various cast members are seen dancing, even the Russian "corpse". See more »

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References Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) See more »

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Wild Out
Written by Victor Taylor and Chemin Martinez Carroll
Performed by Cheming featuring XMAN
Courtesy of www.CyberStreetRecords.com
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Huge Disappointment
5 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first 10 minutes of the movie makes fun of sequels and pg-13 movies. These are the 2 reasons the movie is so bad. They constantly reference a movie called "Get Leo" which is the movie-in-a-movie version of get shorty. Every time they do this, you will be really angry. Travolta isn't very cool, neither is Keitel. However, The Rock and Vince Vaughn are hilarious. They aren't the kind of funny you would expect to see in an Elmore Leonard movie though. If you haven't seen get shorty, you will probably like be cool. If you liked get shorty, you will leave the theater wanting to kill the director and screenwriter. Wait for the DVD.


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