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|Movie/TV Title:||Get Shorty||Genre:||Comedy|
|Edition:||Collector's Edition||Director:||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|Leading Role:||John Travolta||Actor:||John Travolta|
|This slick adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1990 novel features John Travolta as Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark who's been sent to L.A. to collect on a bad debt from trash movie producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), the maker of the stunning flops "Grotesque" and "Slime People." But this is Harry's lucky day, because Chili is also a film buff, and when he's done talking tough he starts pitching Harry a script idea. As everyone knows, the best background for the motion picture industry is the criminal underworld, and Chili is smoothly launched into the life of a producer: romancing a B-movie scream queen, schmoozing superstars, getting reservations in the hottest restaurants in town. However, Chili's not the only mobster wanting to turn producer. It seems that a thug named Bo Catlett (Delroy Lindo), another of Harry's lenders, also wants a piece of the action. Add in a group of angry drug smugglers and there is an abundance of double- and triple-crosses, as well as plenty of wisecracks and Hollywood insider jokes. GET SHORTY crosses the line of life imitating art--and vice versa--many times, including the real Ernest "Chili" Palmer (on whom the character is based) playing a Mafia henchman. Barry Sonnenfeld's entertaining romp is a wild look at the celebrity life in Hollywood, featuring numerous cameos of stars playing themselves.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||44624891|
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|Leading Role||John Travolta, Danny Devito, Rene Russo, Gene Hackman|
|Display Format||Collector's Edition 2-Disc Set|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||2|
|Edition||Collector's Edition 2-Disc Set|
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Two Discs! Includes Graveyard Scene on Disc 2
This is a funny gangster movie. You will find two DVDs in this case with Disc 2 showing the making of the movie along with some good bloopers and an interesting piece that was cut out - the Graveyard Scene. In this movie, Chili Palmer works for the MOB and is trying to collect on a loan. He travels to Hollywood to meet with Harry Zimm who creates low-budget horror movies. Harry sells Chili on his latest movie he is working on and that it would be a big seller if he can get Marin Weir into the picture. As Chili has a stake in all this, he helps Harry to try and pursuade Martin into starring in the movie. Bo Catlett is a Drug Dealer and Harry Zimm was also receiving financing for his movie from Bo. Chili was not aware of this. It's an entertaining movie and rated R.
15 years later this film is still a blast to watch!!!
I don't know if it's Elmore Leonard who's excellent writing makes this film great or how right John Travolta is for the role. But I just watched this [feb. 2011] and it still is as fresh and fast paced today as it was in 1995 when it came out. It just clicks all the movie goers boxes of all time great films. Pure gangster movie, smart dialog and that true Miami / L. A. style. We follow Chili Palmer as he owns what ever town he's in and owns his audience. The characters he bangs up against are what makes Hollywood Hollywood. The ending, which is fine, is a little out of pace with the excitement of the rest of the film. But this is a film I could watch again. A truly great film in that old Hollywood style. Watch it. **If you found this information at all helpful, please take a moment to select the "yes" button below. The more people that select the "yes" button, the better the chance this REVIEW is seen by more eBay members.
Which Character was shorty?
This movie will surprise you big time. You start out thinking this movie is one thing and it quickly changes to another. Chili Palmer brings gangland style neotiations into the hollywood scene, and an unusual performance by Gene Hackman as a bumbling idiot that has little ability to handle anything himself. A surprise hit in my book and one of my favorites.
John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito star in Barry Sonnenfeld's 1995 comedy. A Miami loanshark goes to L.A. to collect from a movie producer and decides to go into the movie business. This is a great comedy and this 2-disc set has nice picture and sound plus cool extras. Get this.