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Get Shorty ()


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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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  • Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations.
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Chili Palmer
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Harry Zimm
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Karen Flores
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Martin Weir
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Ray 'Bones' Barboni
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Bo Catlett
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Bear
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Ronnie Wingate
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Nicki
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Leo Devoe
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Tommy Carlo
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Mr. Escobar
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Yayo Portillo
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Fay Devoe
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Dick Allen
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Momo
Alison Waddell ...
Bear's Daughter
Amber Waddell ...
Bear's Daughter
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Agent Curtis (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Agent Dunbar
Bernard Hocke ...
Agent Morgan
Big Daddy Wayne ...
Ray Barboni's Bodyguard
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Big Guy with Escobar (as Xavier Montalvo)
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Rental Car Attendant
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Manager at Vesuvio's
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Waiter at Vesuvio's
Alfred Dennis ...
Ed the Barber
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Fred the Barber
Zed Frizzelle ...
Kid at Lockers
Harry Victor ...
Limo Driver with Sign
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Resident Doctor
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Doorman
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Screaming Woman
Zack Phifer ...
Ivy Restaurant Maitre d'
Greg Goossen ...
Duke, Man at the Ivy (as Gregory B. Goossen)
Stephanie Kemp ...
Ivy Restaurant Waitress
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Las Vegas Waitress
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Bones' Buddy (as Jeffrey J. Stephan)
Ernest 'Chili' Palmer ...
Bones' Buddy #2
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Vikki Vespa (uncredited)
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Key Fireman (uncredited)
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Tanya (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Plane Guy (uncredited)
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Buddy Lupton (uncredited)
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Mike Vargas (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
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David Letterman (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Penny Marshall (uncredited)
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Dude (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Doris Saphron (uncredited)
Zack Milan ...
Suprise Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jimmy Capp (Ray Bones' Boss) (uncredited)
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Sheriff John T. Chance (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Police Captain Hank Quinlan (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Pilot in Airport (uncredited)
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Mercedes Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Barry Sonnenfeld

Written by

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Elmore Leonard ... (novel)
 
Scott Frank ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Danny DeVito ... producer
Graham Place ... co-producer
Susan Ringo ... associate producer
Michael Shamberg ... producer
Stacey Sher ... producer
Barry Sonnenfeld ... executive producer

Music by

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John Lurie

Cinematography by

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Donald Peterman

Film Editing by

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Jim Miller
Ted Woerner ... (video)

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Stephen Fishman ... post-production assistant
John Steele Hill ... assistant editor
Mike Koz ... second assistant editor
Beriau Picard ... assistant editor
Suzanne Pillsbury ... first assistant editor
Ken Schretzmann ... assistant editor: avid
Mike Stanwick ... color timer

Casting By

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David Rubin
Debra Zane

Production Design by

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Peter S. Larkin

Art Direction by

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Steve Arnold

Set Decoration by

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Leslie E. Rollins

Costume Design by

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Betsy Heimann

Makeup Department

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Kareen Boursier ... hair stylist
Michelle Bühler ... makeup artist
Jene Fielder ... makeup artist
Audrey Futterman-Stern ... personal hair stylist: Mr. Travolta (as Audree Futterman)
Michael Mills ... prosthetic makeup artist
Ron Scott ... key hair stylist
Ellen Wong ... makeup department head
Natalie Wood ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Amy Ness ... production supervisor
Graham Place ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Cameron ... first assistant director: reshoots
Alan B. Curtiss ... first assistant director
Scottie Gissel ... dga trainee
Robert Huberman ... second assistant director
Scott Robertson ... second second assistant director (as Scott Andrew Robertson)

Art Department

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William Acedo ... lead man (as William Xavier Acedo)
Scott Blakney ... set dresser
Charlie Daboub ... assistant art director (as Charles Daboub Jr.)
Scott Farber ... set dresser
Emily Ferry ... property master
Rob Garlow ... propmaker foremen
Otniel Gonzalez ... assistant property master
Robby Green ... art department coordinator
Chris Hopkins ... sculptor
Tom Hrupcho ... paint supervisor
Kristin Frances Jones ... set dresser
Erin Kemp ... set designer
Douglas McKay ... key set dresser
Jim Ondrejko ... construction coordinator
Joe Ondrejko ... general foreman
Eric Rosenberg ... assistant art director
Cole Taylor ... set construction foreman
Joy Taylor ... assistant property master
Michael Vojvoda ... set dresser
Justin Walker ... labor foreman
Regina Lee Alonte ... swing gang (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Boulton ... adr mixer
Kam Chan ... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah ... sound effects recordist
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Don Coufal ... production sound
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Ezra Dweck ... foley mixer
Juno J. Ellis ... adr editor (as Juno Ellis)
Chris Fielder ... sound assistant
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein ... sound effects editor
Gary Holland ... production sound
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Annette Kudrak ... adr assistant
Jeff Levison ... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Blake Leyh ... sound effects recordist
Skip Lievsay ... supervising sound editor
Julie Lindner ... sound assistant
Eliza Paley ... dialogue editor
Glenfield Payne ... sound effects editor
Gail Showalter ... adr supervisor (as Gail Stockton)
Philip Stockton ... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Jeff Wexler ... production sound
Robert Gravenor ... multi-track mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gary D. Bierend ... special effects coordinator (as Gary Bierend)
Robert DeVine ... special effects
Danny Gill ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Mykel Denis ... model maker: Sessums Engineering
David Lingenfelser ... digital artist
Michael J. McAlister ... visual effects coordinator (as Micheal McAlister)
Alan McFarland ... miniature plane lighting effects
Stephanie Powell ... blue screen supervisor

Stunts

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Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Carl Ciarfalio ... stunts
Oscar Dillon ... stunts
Doc Duhame ... stunts
Dane Farwell ... stunts
John T. Grantham ... stunts (as John Grantham)
Gary Guercio ... stunts (as Gary L. Guercio)
Gordon Hansen ... stunts
Eric Mansker ... stunts
Jeff Podgurski ... stunts
Mark Riccardi ... stunts
Brian Smrz ... stunt coordinator
Mark Riccardi ... stunt double: John Travolta (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rob Abbey ... video operator
Michael Anderson ... second company grip
Brian Bernstein ... assistant camera
Mark 'Boylee' Boyle ... loader
Steve Chase ... grip
Linda R. Chen ... still photographer
Steve Craft ... camera loader
Thomas M. Dangcil ... lighting technician
Rick Davis ... additional key grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana ... rigging key grip
Malcolm Doran II ... dolly grip
Raymond Gonzales ... electrician
Dan Kerns ... rigging gaffer
John T. Martin ... dolly grip
Tim McGinnis ... gaffer
David McMillan ... rigging best boy (as Dave McMillan)
Brian Mills ... rigging grip
Jeff Murrell ... chief lighting technician
Jay Peterman ... first assistant camera
Paul Plannette ... second assistant camera
David Schmalz ... video assist operator
Stephen St. John ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Calvin Sterry ... key grip
Don Tomich ... assistant lighting technician
Tony Varuola ... lighting technician
Zoran Veselic ... first assistant camera
Paul Wilkowsky ... grip
Michael Adler ... electrician (uncredited)
Dan Riffel ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rosie Heeter ... casting assistant
Julia Kim ... casting assistant
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Monique Marie Long ... set costumer
David Rawley ... costumer supervisor
Sabrina Rosen ... assistant to costume designer
Lori Stilson ... set costumer
Joan Thomas ... costumer
Phyllis Thurber-Moffit ... costume textile artist

Location Management

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Becky Brake ... assistant location manager
Robbie Goldstein ... location manager
David E. Kaufman ... assistant location manager (as David Kaufman)
Ed Lipscomb ... assistant location manager
Paul Kruhm ... location services: EastWest Locations (uncredited)

Music Department

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Dondi Bastone ... music coordinator
Steven Bernstein ... conductor / orchestrator
Patrick Dillett ... score mixer
Frankii Elliott ... music coordinator
Steve Elson ... musician
Tony Faulkner ... music coordinator
Tony Faulkner ... music coordinator
Alex Gibson ... music editor
Bobby Mackston ... music editor
Denise Okimoto ... assistant music editor
Karyn Rachtman ... music supervisor
Satsunderta Reid ... assistant music editor

Transportation Department

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Rick Chouinard ... transportation co-captain
Lyle Christensen ... shotmaker driver
Buddy Hunter ... driver
David Jernigan ... transportation captain
James C. Taylor ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Todd J. Adelman ... production medic
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... Principal Eyewear
Trisha Barnhart ... accounting clerk
Jeffrey Berk ... assistant production coordinator
David M. Bernstein ... key set production assistant
Kathleen Campbell ... assistant: Ms. Russo
Lance Doty ... assistant: Barry Sonnenfeld
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret ... script supervisor
Greg Goossen ... stand-in: Mr. Hackman
Melinda A. Grieger ... stand-in: Rene Russo
Mindy Grieger ... stand-in: Ms. Russo
Michael Haddad ... craft service
Michael Hubert ... business affairs representative
Tony Kerum ... caterer
Corinna M. Korpi ... production secretary
Violet Leupen ... production assistant
Richard Lorenzana ... accountant
Susan Lorenzana ... assistant accountant (as Susan M. Lorenzana)
Marcel Lundberg ... production assistant
Dominic Marcus ... adr voice actor
Sherry Marshall ... production coordinator
Bertram McCann ... marine coordinator
Michelle Minyon ... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
Amy Pearson ... assistant production coordinator
Jane E. Russell ... unit publicist
Nina Saxon ... title designer
Fred Scialla ... stand-in: Mr. DeVito
Scott Sener ... utility stand-in
Jeffrey Stephan ... stand-in: Mr. Travolta
Lisa Thomas ... payroll accountant
Alison Treleaven ... assistant: Stacey Sher
Bob Ader ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Jaap Broeker ... stand-in: Ned Beatty (uncredited)
B.J. Smith ... construction medic (uncredited)

Thanks

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Danny Gill ... in memory of
Nikki Allyn Grosso ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Drug smuggling. Racketeering. Loan sharking. Welcome to Hollywood! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Get Shorty (Stars et truands) (France)
  • Schnappt Shorty (Germany)
  • Cómo conquistar Hollywood (Spain)
  • O Nome do Jogo (Brazil)
  • Szóljatok a köpcösnek! (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,250,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $115,101,622

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Travolta initially declined an offer to be in this movie, but was convinced by Quentin Tarantino to do it. See more »
Goofs The checkers players in the barber shop move around between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Get Shorty/Now and Then/Mallrats (1995). See more »
Soundtracks A Woman, A Lover, A Friend See more »
Crazy Credits In memory of Danny Gill See more »
Quotes Ray "Bones" Barboni: Let me explain something to you. Momo is dead. Which means that everything he had now belongs to Jimmy Cap, including you. Which also means, that when I speak, I speak for Jimmy. E.g., from now on, you start showing me the proper fucking respect.
Chili Palmer: "E.g." means "for example". What I think you want to say is "I.e.".
Ray "Bones" Barboni: Bullshit! That's short for "ergo".
Chili Palmer: Ask your man.
Bodyguard: To the best of my knowledge, "e.g." means "for example".
Ray "Bones" Barboni: E.g., i.e., fuck you! The point is this: is that, When I say "jump", you say "OK", okay?
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