Get Shorty Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4164

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 133

Theatrical Release Date: 10/20/1995

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Actors: John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo

Plot: Chili Palmer, John Travolta, is a debt collecting mobster from Miami that travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and finds that the mob is just like the movie industry.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/22/2012

Travolta and Hackman do a great job of riffing off each other as characters from opposing worlds. The film pokes some fun at Hollywood that will hit home with movie-lovers, but, for everyone else, it's still a fun twist on the gangster genre with a witty, well-acted script.

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Essi Suomela - wrote on 06/04/2009

Get Shorty is the perfect comedy that lasts time. It only gets better and better with each viewing. This is also one of Travoltas best work.

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Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007

A very good Hollywood film. Recommended. But avoid the "sequel" Be Cool. It's not Cool at all.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/03/2011

A debt collector who wants to transition his career into Hollywood. Chili Palmer (John Travolta), a film buff who has a flair in the movie industry, converses with Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). Ray "Bones" Barboni (Dennis Farina) instantly becomes Chili's boss since his former boss Momo dies accidentally. Palmer meets a B-movie actress Karen Flores (Rene Russo) and pitches the script to the popular actor Martin Weir (Danny DeVito). Bo tries to get rid of Chili but Bear helps him out. The movie pushes thru and actor Harvey Keitel playing Barboni and Martin Weir as Palmer. A few lines from the flick: Chili - "Rough business this movie business. I may have to go back to loan sharking for a rest." "I mean I could see myself in movies Robert De Niro had been in. Or I could maybe do an Al …

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