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Get Shorty



105 Min

Get Shorty


Chili Palmer (Travolta) is a Miami loan shark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm (Hackman). Chili soon discovers that loansharking was the perfect training ground for making movies...though you have to be ruthless to make it in Hollywood

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Oct 20th, 1995


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Get Shorty

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A street-smart Miami loanshark tracks a deadbeat film producer all the way to Hollywood, and gets mixed up in the movie business. As it turns out, it's a town and a business for which he is…

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- Veteran character actor Vito Scotti's last film.

- In the book, Harry Zimm tells Chili Palmer that he wanted to cast Gene Hackman as the lead in his new film. Hackman, of course, portrays Harry Zimm in the film.

- When shown as an in-flight movie on some airlines, the dialogue was altered to describe a train wreck, even though the crash investigation was clearly happening in an airport hangar.

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