Get Shorty

John Travolta  Actor Gene Hackman  Actor Rene Russo  Actor Danny DeVito  Actor Dennis Farina  Actor Delroy Lindo  Actor James Gandolfini  Actor

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MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Violence,Adult Humor,Profanity,Sexual Situations

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Get Shorty

UPC: 027616603692

Studio: MGM

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Violence, Adult Humor, Profanity, Sexual Situations]

Summary: A gangster is looking to get away from crooked deals and double-crossing people but ends up in the movie business anyway in this comic crime story. Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a Miami-based loan collector for the mob trying to collect a gambling debt. His assignment takes him to Hollywood to collect money from Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), a mildly sleazy producer of low-budget horror movies. Although Chili intends to hurt Harry if necessary, he takes a certain liking to him and an even keener interest in Karen (Rene Russo), Harry's girlfriend, whom Chili recognizes from Harry's grade-B monster epics. It seems Harry has a script that he feels is Academy Award material, and he could get the project off the ground if he could get the right actor for the lead -- say, the well-respected but egocentric (and diminutive) Martin Weir (Danny DeVito). Chili thinks he has a feel for the movie business and decides to see what he can do to persuade Weir to get behind the project. Chili soon finds himself hip deep in the film industry, which at least puts him in contact with a higher grade of scumbags than he's used to. But Chili isn't the only criminal Harry's been dealing with; he's been obtaining financing from Bo Catlett (Delroy Lindo), a drug dealer with a highly uncertain temperament. An intelligently constructed crime story and a hilarious look at the absurdities of the film business, Get Shorty was based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard; Leonard based Chili on a real-life former gangster of his acquaintance, though Chili's model never worked in Hollywood. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or – null Best Picture - Musical or Comedy – null Best Screenplay – null Best Ensemble Acting – Screen Actors Guild Best Screenplay – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Features: ccFull-length feature in both Pan & Scan and 16x9 widescreen formats
English, French, and Spanish tracks
English, French, and Spanish subtitles
English, French, and Spanish captioning
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Get Shorty

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03/25/1997

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen, 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, 2 PCM stereo

Runtime: 105 Minutes

Sides: 2

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Chapters
1. Opening Logos [:13]
2. Meet Chili Palmer [1:30]
3. Chili Gets The Coat [1:56]
4. Bones Calls On Chili [1:21]
5. Momo Gets A Surprise [1:10]
6. Main Title [2:02]
7. "When I Say Jump" [2:41]
8. "I Wish He Were Really Dead" [:44]
9. Las Vegas [:48]
10. Los Angeles [:47]
11. "Somebody's Downstairs" [1:33]
12. Harry Meets Chili [2:30]
13. "Karen, Say Hello To Chili Palemer" [4:26]
14. "You Want Me To Do Something For You?" [:36]
15. Bo Connects With Yayo [3:00]
16. "This is Gonna Be My Driving Miss Daisy" [2:29]
17. The Investors [5:42]
18. Breaking In Again [2:58]
19. Bones Calls On Fay [1:00]
20. "Leo, Look At Me" [2:41]
21. Bo Makes An Offer [3:07]
22. Touch Of Evil [3:38]
23. Taking Out Yayo [2:30]
24. Martin Weir [6:15]
25. Doing Lunch [3:30]
26. Bear Takes A Fall [1:18]
27. Chili Gets The Key [1:52]
28. Doris Calls On Harry [2:40]
29. "Zimm Tells You The Way It Is" [1:41]
30. Chili Checks Out C-18 [3:14]
31. Airport Arrivals [:20]
32. "I'd Get The Right Guy Next Time" [1:40]
33. "I Gotta Ask You For The Key Back" [1:58]
34. Bones Visits Harry [:45]
35. "Where's My Nephew" [2:03]
36. "Where's My Money" [2:49]
37. "How About Get Shorty" [2:09]
38. Harry In The E.R. [1:06]
39. Bo Coerces Bear [2:22]
40. At The Ivy [3:56]
41. "Somebody's Downstairs" [2:25]
42. Plan B [3:19]
43. Ray Gets The Key [2:57]
44. "Bones" Checks Out C-18 [:49]
45. A Wrap [1:25]
46. End Credits [4:26]
Side #2 -- P & S
0. Chapters
1. Opening Logos [:13]
2. Meet Chili Palmer [1:30]
3. Chili Gets The Coat [1:56]
4. Bones Calls On Chili [1:21]
5. Momo Gets A Surprise [1:10]
6. Main Title [2:02]
7. "When I Say Jump" [2:41]
8. "I Wish He Were Really Dead" [:44]
9. Las Vegas [:48]
10. Los Angeles [:47]
11. "Somebody's Downstairs" [1:33]
12. Harry Meets Chili [2:30]
13. "Karen, Say Hello To Chili Palemer" [4:26]
14. "You Want Me To Do Something For You?" [:36]
15. Bo Connects With Yayo [3:00]
16. "This is Gonna Be My Driving Miss Daisy" [2:29]
17. The Investors [5:42]
18. Breaking In Again [2:58]
19. Bones Calls On Fay [1:00]
20. "Leo, Look At Me" [2:41]
21. Bo Makes An Offer [3:07]
22. Touch Of Evil [3:38]
23. Taking Out Yayo [2:30]
24. Martin Weir [6:15]
25. Doing Lunch [3:30]
26. Bear Takes A Fall [1:18]
27. Chili Gets The Key [1:52]
28. Doris Calls On Harry [2:40]
29. "Zimm Tells You The Way It Is" [1:41]
30. Chili Checks Out C-18 [3:14]
31. Airport Arrivals [:20]
32. "I'd Get The Right Guy Next Time" [1:40]
33. "I Gotta Ask You For The Key Back" [1:58]
34. Bones Visits Harry [:45]
35. "Where's My Nephew" [2:03]
36. "Where's My Money" [2:49]
37. "How About Get Shorty" [2:09]
38. Harry In The E.R. [1:06]
39. Bo Coerces Bear [2:22]
40. At The Ivy [3:56]
41. "Somebody's Downstairs" [2:25]
42. Plan B [3:19]
43. Ray Gets The Key [2:57]
44. "Bones" Checks Out C-18 [:49]
45. A Wrap [1:25]
46. End Credits [4:26]

Matthew Doberman

Peopled with a large cast of fascinating characters, Get Shorty is a sharp, funny look at the not-so-separate worlds of crime and Hollywood. Director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Scott A. Frank capture the intricate plotting and masterful dialogue of Elmore Leonard's novel; as Chili, the gangster itching to get into the movie business, John Travolta follows up on the relaxed charm he exuded in his previous film, the career-reviving Pulp Fiction (1994). Though other movies have taken satirical stabs at the entertainment world, few have so gleefully portrayed the corrupting nature of the industry's promises of fame and fortune. Shorty is not a dark, nightmarish vision of Hollywood like The Player (1992) or The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), but a comic exaggeration of the appetites and personalities on display in the real thing. ~ Matthew Doberman, Rovi

Cast and Crew: John Cothran, Jr.  Actor 
Zack Phifer  Actor 
Jacob Vargas  Actor 
Patrick Breen  Actor 
Greg Goossen  Actor 
Ralph Manza  Actor 
Jeffrey J. Stephan  Actor 
Jon Gries  Actor 
Alfred Dennis  Actor 
Bernard Hocke  Actor 
Alex Rocco  Actor 
Martin Ferrero  Actor 
Harvey Keitel  Actor 
Miguel Sandoval  Actor 
Rebeca Arthur  Actor 
Ron Karabatsos  Actor 
Barry Sonnenfeld  Actor 
Vito Scotti  Actor 
Jack Conley  Actor 
Carlease Burke  Actor 
David Groh  Actor 
Bobby Slayton  Actor 
Linda Hart  Actor 
Renee Props  Actor 
Penny Marshall  Actor 
Fred Scialla  Actor 
Danny DeVito  Producer 
Scott Frank  Screenwriter 
John Lurie  Composer (Music Score) 
Michael Shamberg  Producer 
Stacey Sher  Producer 
Barry Sonnenfeld  Director 
Barry Sonnenfeld  Executive Producer 
John Travolta  Actor 
Gene Hackman  Actor 
Rene Russo  Actor 
Danny DeVito  Actor 
Dennis Farina  Actor 
Delroy Lindo  Actor 
James Gandolfini  Actor 
David Paymer  Actor 
Bette Midler  Actor 

Country: USA