icon Film Profile: Get Shorty - (1995)
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"The mob is tough, but it’s nothing like show business."

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  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime
  • Studio: Jersey Films
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 125 Mins


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Overview
This adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel explores the murky world of Hollywood's links to organised crime. John Travolta plays Florida gangster Chili Palmer, who arrives in Tinseltown to collect a bad debt from sleazeball movie producer Gene Hackman and decides to stay, importing his strong-arm methods into movie production. Made in the wake of Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty was the first attempt by a major studio to cash in on Quentin Tarantino's style. The performances by the impressive cast are exquisite: the jowly Travolta has tremendous charm but also considerable menace; Danny DeVito plays a movie star to perfection; and Hackman is a sheer delight as the purveyor of schlocky monster movies. Add Rene Russo and unbilled cameos by Bette Midler and Harvey Keitel and you have a snazzy treat.
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Cast List:
Chili Palmer : John Travolta
Harry Zimm : Gene Hackman
Karen Flores : Rene Russo
Martin Weir : Danny DeVito
Ray "Bones" Barboni : Dennis Farina
Bo Catlett : Delroy Lindo
Bear : James Gandolfini
Ronnie Wingate : Jon Gries
Nicki : Rene Props
Leo Devoe : David Paymer
Tommy Carlo : Martin Ferrero
Mr Escobar : Miguel Sandoval
Yayo Portillo : Jacob Vargas
Fay Devoe : Linda Hart
Dick Allen : Bobby Slayton
Doris : Bette Midler
Harvey Keitel : Harvey Keitel
Penny Marshall : Penny Marshall
Doorman : Barry Sonnenfeld

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