icon Film Profile: Get Shorty - (1995)
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6.2/10 Stars
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3/10 Stars
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"The mob is tough, but it’s nothing like show business."


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

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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