Get Shorty Movie Review 1995

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Low-level Miami loan shark and film buff Chili Palmer (Travolta) heads to Hollywood via Las Vegas, looking for a deadbeat drycleaner (Paymer) and a grade-Z movie producer (Hackman) who owes Vegas $150,000. Aided by B-movie scream-queen Russo, Palmer is pitted against a variety of shady Hollywood-types, including an egomaniacal star (DeVito) while trying to get into showbiz himself. Snappy scripting and performances finally do screen justice to an Elmore Leonard novel. DeVito, with the smaller title role, was originally cast as Chili Palmer, a role Travolta twice turned down until the ubiquitous Quentin Tarantino advised him to take it.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

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Comedy Drama, So I Amuse You?, Books to Film: Elmore Leonard, Behind the Scenes, Air Disasters, Scams, Stings & Cons, At the Movies, Bodyguards, Disorganized Crime, Filmmaking, Gambling, L.A., Miami, Viva Las Vegas!, Showbiz Comedies
Scott Frank
John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Rene Russo, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, David Paymer, James Gandolfini, Bobby Slayton
Don Peterman
Barry Sonnenfeld
John Lurie
Bette Midler, Harvey Keitel, Penny Marshall
Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Graham Place, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jersey Films, MGM Home Entertainment


Golden Globes 1996: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Travolta).

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