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Get Shorty [Blu-ray] [1995]

  • SKU: 28805184
  • Release Date: 05/05/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (42 out of 44)

    Synopsis


    Get Shorty
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • John Travolta
      John Travolta - Chili Palmer
    • Gene Hackman
      Gene Hackman - Harry Zimm
    • Rene Russo
      Rene Russo - Karen Flores
    • Danny DeVito
      Danny DeVito - Martin Weir
    • Dennis Farina
      Dennis Farina - Ray "Bones" Barboni



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic spin on Hollywood

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      derekD
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      John Travolta made this a year after he burst back onto the scene with Pulp Fiction and cemented the fact he was one of the most (arguably) successful actors of the 1990s. This blu looks and sounds great, so it is worth the double-dip if you already have the DVD (like myself). The film pokes fun at the absurdity of Hollywood like few other films have the guts to. Totally worthy of a spot in your library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Smart, Slick and Witty Crime Comedy!

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      RCE62
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      Based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name, this film, boasts of a stellar, A-List cast led by John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito (who was also co-producer). They were ably supported by veteran character actor David Paymer and the late Hollywood stalwarts Dennis Farina and James Gandolfini. Under Barry Sonnenfeld's direction, the film moves through a fast, slick pace, with lots of witty banter and wise-guy dialogue. Too bad, its sequel "Be Cool" did not do as well critically and at the box office.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Acting, Hilarious Comedy

      Posted
      kevman79

      Here is a film that just knocked my socks off! I was initially skeptical upon venturing into the theater to see this, but the top-notch cast came through like gold. 'Get Shorty' is a really good time, with some genius dialogue. Highly recommended, die hard fans may want to purchase the 2-disc special edition as this disc offers both widescreen and fullscreen viewing options, but is bare bones as far as extras are concerned.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Funny Movie

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      Robert
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      When I first watched this movie, It was hysterical. John Travolta was great in his role, as were the other star actors/actresses. When I watched it a second time, I caught a number of things that I missed the first time. If you really want to watch an enjoyable movie, and laugh a lot, I highly recommend "Get Shorty".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious: The Stars Were Aligned for This

      Posted
      John786

      Probably one of the best American comedies of the 90s. Great cast, in top form. Hilarious dialogue. I don't tend to laugh out loud during movies but this is just so wicked it's practically impossible not to. Is it mindless? Well, sort of. But, on the other hand, I bet it's not easy to make a movie this fun and timeless.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Acting, Hilarious Comedy

      Posted
      kevman79

      Here is a film that just knocked my socks off. I was initially skeptical upon venturing into the theater to see this, but the top-notch cast came through like gold. 'Get Shorty' is a really good time, with some great dialogue. Highly recommended, and available here on this impressive special edition, loaded with extras fans are sure to enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      kbender
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      John Travolta has never been better than he is in this film...although I will say this performance ties with his in Face/Off. Great script, music, performances, and direction. This movie makes me laugh every time, the late Dennis Farina steals the show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Travolta is cool!

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      DexterKev
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      Funny comedy with Travolta at the top of his game! Great supporting cast including Rene Russo, Dennis Farina, Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito as the figurative "shorty".

      I would recommend this to a friend



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