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Be Cool (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 4 March 2005 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chili Palmer
... Edie Athens
... Raji
... Sin LaSalle
... Dabu
... Steven Tyler
... Joe Loop
... Linda Moon
... Hy Gordon
... Marla
... Darryl (as GregAlan Williams)
... Nick Carr
... Elliot Wilhelm (as The Rock)
... Martin Weir
... Tommy Athens
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Music

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

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MGM [United States]

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4 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tómalo con calma  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,450,212, 6 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,046,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,226,116
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Trivia

When speaking about a Honda Insight, Chili says, "It's the Cadillac of hybrids", an homage to the line, "It's the Cadillac of minivans" from Get Shorty (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Chili meets Steven Tyler after the basketball match, Tyler can be seen mouthing other actors' lines. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chili Palmer: I hate sequels.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the various cast members are seen dancing, even the Russian "corpse". See more »


Soundtracks

Ain't No Reason
Written by Rich Harrison, Harold Lilly, Alicia Keys, Taneisha Greenidge
Performed by Christina Milian
Produced by Rich Harrison and Cory Rooney
Christina Milian appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Huge Disappointment
5 March 2005 | by 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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