Drug Smuggling. Racketeering. Loan Sharking. Welcome to Hollywood! Golden Globe winner* John Travolta leads an all-star cast in "the most flat-out enjoyable movie of the year" ('NY Newsday') - a hysterical comedy that insists it doesn't take much to make it in the movies... just a background witht the mob. Loanshark Chili Palmer (Travolta) has done his time as a gangster. So when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), Chili talks tough and then pitches Harry a script idea. Immediately, Chili is swept into the Hollywood scene: he schmoozes film star Martin Weir (DeVito), romances "B" movie queen Karen Flores (Rene Russo) and even gets reservations at the hottest restaurants in town. In fact, all would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglers and an angry mobster who won't leave him alone. But hey, this is Hollywood and no one said it would be easy! *1995 Best Actor (Comedy)

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Get Shorty (1995)

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Comedy · 1h 45m · 10/20/1995

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The Mob Is Tough. But It's Nothing Like Show Business.

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Drug Smuggling. Racketeering. Loan Sharking. Welcome to Hollywood! Golden Globe winner* John Travolta leads an all-star cast in "the most flat-out enjoyable movie of the year" ('NY Newsday') - a hysterical comedy that insists it doesn't take much to make it in the movies... just a background witht the mob. Loanshark Chili Palmer (Travolta) has done his time as a gangster. So when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), Chili talks tough and then pitches Harry a script idea. Immediately, Chili is swept into the Hollywood scene: he schmoozes film star Martin Weir (DeVito), romances "B" movie queen Karen Flores (Rene Russo) and even gets reservations at the hottest restaurants in town. In fact, all would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglers and an angry mobster who won't leave him alone. But hey, this is Hollywood and no one said it would be easy! *1995 Best Actor (Comedy)

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Status

Released

Languages

French, English

Country

United States

Production Company

United International Pictures

Budget

$30,250,000

Revenue

$115,101,622
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Chili Palmer

Cast
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John Travolta

Chili Palmer
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Gene Hackman

Harry Zimm
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Rene Russo

Karen Flores
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Danny DeVito

Martin Weir
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Dennis Farina

Ray 'Bones' Barboni
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Delroy Lindo

Bo Catlett
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James Gandolfini

Bear
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Jon Gries

Ronnie Wingate
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Renee Props

Nicki
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David Paymer

Leo Devoe
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Martin Ferrero

Tommy Carlo
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Miguel Sandoval

Mr. Escobar
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Jacob Vargas

Yayo Portillo
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Bobby Slayton

Dick Allen
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Linda Hart

Fay Devoe
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Ron Karabatsos

Momo
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Alison Waddell

Bear's Daughter
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Amber Waddell

Bear's Daughter
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John Cothran

Agent Curtis
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Jack Conley

Agent Dunbar
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Bernard Hocke

Agent Morgan
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Big Daddy Wayne

Ray Barboni's Bodyguard
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Jay Montalvo

Big Guy with Escobar
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Carlease Burke

Rental Car Attendant
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Vito Scotti

Manager at Vesuvio's
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Rino Piccolo

Waiter at Vesuvio's
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Alfred Dennis

Ed the Barber
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Ralph Manza

Fred the Barber
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Patrick Breen

Resident Doctor
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Barry Sonnenfeld

Doorman
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Donna W. Scott

Screaming Woman
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Zack Phifer

Ivy Restaurant Maitre D'
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Greg Goossen

Duke
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Stephanie Kemp

Ivy Restaurant Waitress
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Rebeca Arthur

Las Vegas Waitress
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Jeffrey Stephan

Bones' Buddy
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Leslie Bega

Vikki Vespa
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Ray Buffer

Bodyguard
Crew
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Barry Sonnenfeld

Director
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Elmore Leonard

Writer
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Scott Frank

Writer
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Danny DeVito

Producer
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Michael Shamberg

Producer
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Stacey Sher

Producer
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Donald Peterman

Cinematograpy
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Jim Miller

Editor
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John Lurie

Music
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Disc Releases
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Get Shorty

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/26/1997

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Get Shorty

(DVD, Digipack)

9/3/1997

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Get Shorty

(Blu-ray)

5/5/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

Get Shorty

(DVD)

5/5/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

Get Shorty

(Blu-ray)

5/29/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Get Shorty

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/29/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Get Shorty

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/23/2018

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