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Get Shorty (20-Oct-1995)

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writer: Scott Frank

From novel: Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Music by: John Lurie

Producers: Danny DeVito; Michael Shamberg; Stacey Sher

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Hollywood

John Travolta is Chili Palmer, a mobster from Miami temporarily in Hollywood to collect a $15,000 debt. He also applies pressure to producer Harry Zimm, played by Gene Hackman, who owes a casino $150,000. Palmer's contact with Zimm gives him the movie bug; he plans the production of Mr. Lovejoy, with money raised from a variety of unsavory sources. Clever satire of Hollywood equating the world of organized crime with the film industry. Followed by a sequel, Be Cool (2005).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Patrick Breen
26-Oct-1960   Stark Raving Mad
Danny DeVito
17-Nov-1944   Short loudmouth from Taxi
Dennis Farina
29-Feb-1944 22-Jul-2013 Ray Barboni in Get Shorty
James Gandolfini
18-Sep-1961 19-Jun-2013 Tony Soprano wants his money
Jon Gries
17-Jun-1957   Broots on The Pretender
Gene Hackman
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
Delroy Lindo
18-Nov-1952   Clockers
David Paymer
30-Aug-1954   Mr. Saturday Night
Rene Russo
17-Feb-1954   Outbreak
Miguel Sandoval
16-Nov-1951   D.A. Manuel Devalos on Medium
Vito Scotti
26-Jan-1918 5-Jun-1996 Character actor, 1950s to 1990s
Barry Sonnenfeld
Film Director
1-Apr-1953   Men in Black
John Travolta
18-Feb-1954   Saturday Night Fever
Jacob Vargas
18-Aug-1971   The Death and Life of Bobby Z


John Travolta   ...   Chili Palmer
Gene Hackman   ...   Harry Zimm
Rene Russo   ...   Karen Flores
Danny DeVito   ...   Martin Weir
Dennis Farina   ...   Ray "Bones" Barboni
Delroy Lindo   ...   Bo Catlett
James Gandolfini   ...   Bear
Jon Gries   ...   Ronnie Wingate
Renee Props   ...   Nicki
David Paymer   ...   Leo Devoe
Martin Ferrero   ...   Tommy Carlo
Miguel Sandoval   ...   Mr. Escobar
Jacob Vargas   ...   Yayo Portillo
Linda Hart   ...   Fay Devoe
Bobby Slayton   ...   Dick Allen
Ron Karabatsos   ...   Momo
Alison Waddell   ...   Bear's Daughter
Amber Waddell   ...   Bear's Daughter
John Cothran, Jr.   ...   Agent Curtis
Jack Conley   ...   Agent Dunbar
Bernard Hocke   ...   Agent Morgan
Big Daddy Wayne   ...   Ray Barboni's Bodyguard
Xavier Montalvo   ...   Big Guy with Escobar
Carlease Burke   ...   Rental Car Attendant
Vito Scotti   ...   Manager at Vesuvio's
Rino Piccolo   ...   Waiter at Vesuvio's
Alfred Dennis   ...   Ed the Barber
Ralph Manza   ...   Fred the Barber
Zed Frizzelle   ...   Kid at Lockers
Harry Victor   ...   Limo Driver with Sign
Patrick Breen   ...   Resident Doctor
Barry Sonnenfeld   ...   Doorman
Donna W. Scott   ...   Screaming Woman
Zack Phifer   ...   Ivy Restaurant Maitre d'
Gregory B. Goossen   ...   Duke, Man at the Ivy
Stephanie Kemp   ...   Ivy Restaurant Waitress
Rebeca Arthur   ...   Las Vegas Waitress
Jeffrey J. Stephan   ...   Bones' Buddy
Ernest "Chili" Palmer   ...   Bones' Buddy #2


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