Get Shorty Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni (Dennis Farina), to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady (Rene Russo), the romantic sparks fly. After pitching his own life story as a movie idea, Chili learns that being a mobster and being a Hollywood producer really aren't all that different.

Cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, David Paymer

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Jersey Films, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Gritty, Cool, Rescue, Pursuit, 1990s, Offbeat

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture