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Get Shorty

9 Ratings: 3.6
A movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

John Travolta is the standout in this somewhat cartoonish adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel about a smalltime Miami enforcer (Travolta) who decides to get into the movie business in L.A. The cast sparkles--Gene Hackman as a failing cut-rate-movie … see full wiki

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
3 reviews about Get Shorty
review by . March 03, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Elmore Leonard knows Hollywood, but his insider's view of the movie business is the least of the appeal of this movie. John Travolta is Chili Palmer, a loan shark who comes to LA to collect a debt. The large gag is that Chili's utterly amoral, but brilliantly crafted amorality is a perfect pre-adaption to life in movieland. He moves almost seamelessly from the world of small-time hoodlery to big-time movie producing.   The plot makes its way through this metaphor with lots of action, sly …
review by . September 06, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
John Travolta is Chili Palmer, an enforcer for a loan sharking racket residing on the east coast of the United States. When one of his "customers" is behind on his payments, he must travel to Hollywood in an attempt to collect. However, before he goes, he punches a rival in the loan shark business in order to get his coat back.    When he arrives, he encounters Gene Hackman as Harry Zimm, a producer of B movies who has fallen on hard times. Rather than rough him up, Palmer pitches an idea …
review by . October 16, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Undoubtedly a super movie. Filled with many Comedic Moments and Action packed scenes, this movie really kept my interest. John Travolta and Dennis Farina really fed very well off each other. I love the way Travolta handles himself so Matter Of Factly especially when retrieving his leather jacket in the opening moments of the movie. Also Travolta displays his cool when he makes a surpise visit to Gene Hackman and when confronting(Bear) James Galdolphini and (Bo) Delroy Lindo at the restaurant. The …
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